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.