Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

This is such a lovely story.  Fredrik Backman manages to create curmudgeony, yet entirely likeable characters.  Britt-Marie is a character from the author's second book, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry.  At age 63 she is a neat freak and has been told for years, by her cheating husband, who she finally just left, that she is socially awkward.  She manages to get a job running a recreation center in a small, dying town called Borg, where she makes the acquaintance of a woman in a wheelchair known only as Somebody,  the children of the town who play soccer, and Sven, the town's policeman.  I absolutely love the story and the writing and I highly recommend this book and look forward to future books by this author.  I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

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