Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781473617223
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances. For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781501142550
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry “returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.

Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781473617223
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Sceptre
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The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances. For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781501160578
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A little book with a big heart! “I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781444775860
Year 2015-06-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781476738024
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here Author Daily Books
ISBN-10 1370163517
Year 2016
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Britt-Marie Was Here: by Fredrik Backman Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:Britt-Marie Was Here, written by Fredrik Backman, tells the touching story of an elderly woman and the little village of Borg, who are both changed forever by each other. Britt-Marie dislikes messes, is always punctual, and loves to offer "helpful suggestions" to everyone she meets. At the age of sixty-three, Britt-Marie decides it's time for a change in her life. She leaves her husband and moves to Borg. Borg has struggled in recent years due to a financial crisis. Britt-Marie is suddenly faced with everything she hates: mud, noise, rats, and soccer. Surprisingly, it is through soccer that Britt-Marie finds her place and a new love.Britt-Marie Was Here has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on both Amazon and Goodreads. It has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Barnes & Noble's website. It is also a best-selling book for Simon & Schuster.EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on.These questions can be used to...Create Hours of Conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Britt-Marie Was Here. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Scandal

The Scandal Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 0718186575
Year 2017-08-10
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Michael Joseph
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THE 8-MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.' The New York Times Book Review 'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. Everyone can feel the excitement. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. With the town's future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other. Which side would you be on? 'A story about families, about friendship and loyalty, inequality, and parenthood ... A novel with a big heart' J�nk�ping-Posten, Sweden 'Backman cements his standing as a writer of extraordinary depth' Washington Times

Britt Marie Was Here A Novel by Fredrik Backman Trivia On Books

Britt Marie Was Here  A Novel by Fredrik Backman  Trivia On Books Author Trivion Books
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Year 2016-09-08
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Trivia-on-Book: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Take the fan-challenge yourself and share it with family and friends! The New York Times bestselling author, Fredrik Backman, is back with another compelling story about an ordinary lady living an extraordinary life. Britt-Marie Was Here is a fast-paced, inspirational story about Britt-Marie, a lady in her sixties who decides to leave her cheating husband behind and be independent. As the story unfolds, readers meet a feisty Britt-Marie who is considered to be fussy and worthless by her kin. Her journey will surely make you fall in love with her! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Trivia Britt Marie Was Here a Novel by Fredrik Backman

Trivia  Britt Marie Was Here  a Novel by Fredrik Backman Author Trivion Books
ISBN-10 1535283440
Year 2016-12-17
Pages 70
Language en
Publisher
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Trivia-on-Book: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The New York Times bestselling author, Fredrik Backman, is back with another compelling story about an ordinary lady living an extraordinary life. Britt-Marie Was Here is a fast-paced, inspirational story about Britt-Marie, a lady in her sixties who decides to leave her cheating husband behind and be independent. As the story unfolds, readers meet a feisty Britt-Marie who is considered to be fussy and worthless by her kin. Her journey will surely make you fall in love with her! You may have read the book, but not have liked it.You may have liked the book, but not be a fan.You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan?Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman that is both insightful and educational!Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author* Insightful commentary to answer every question* Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group* Results provided with scores to determine "status"Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Britt Marie Was Here a Novel by Fredrik Backman Digest and Review

Britt Marie Was Here  a Novel by Fredrik Backman   Digest and Review Author Reader's Companion
ISBN-10 153361394X
Year 2016-06-05
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher
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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman | Digest & Review Britt-Marie Was Here is the third novel written by Fredrik Backman, the author of the international bestseller, A Man Called Ove. The novel tells the story of second chances, love, and friendships. It is a narrative of how relationships can help one discover who they truly are. These friendships could also help people find out that they are actually capable of doing more than they once thought. Many readers of Fredrik Backman's work have been very pleased with Britt-Marie Was Here. A year after its release, the book had sold more than 120,000 copies in the hardcover format in Sweden alone. With this digest companion, you'll enjoy: * A digest of the Britt-Marie Was Here * Content for your book club or other group event. * Stories beyond the digest and tidbits you may not know * The book's impact and its important to read * And more! What other readers are saying: "You can read it before you read the novel or after you read it as a supplement to the actual book." "Very concise and helpful for our Book Club." "It is full of story information, interesting facts about the novel and the author as well." "This overview gave me an idea of what the book covers. From it, I have been able to decide whether or not to purchase the book." "The Digest helped clarify the historical background. Beautifully written and deeply moving." Our promise: Reader's Companions bring you immaculate study materials on literature at exceptionally low prices that do not compromise on quality. These are supplementary materials and does not contain any text or summary of the book. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

The Museum of Things Left Behind

The Museum of Things Left Behind Author Seni Glaister
ISBN-10 9780008118969
Year 2015-05-21
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted and beautifully written novel, set in Vallerosa, a European country you’ve never heard of before.

Incendiary

Incendiary Author Chris Cleave
ISBN-10 1451635761
Year 2010-12-07
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself. In an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, a woman mourns the loss of her husband and son at the hands of one of history’s most notorious criminals. And in appealing to their executioner, she reveals the desperate sadness of a broken heart and a working-class life blown apart.

Rescue at Los Banos

Rescue at Los Banos Author Bruce Henderson
ISBN-10 9780062325082
Year 2015-03-31
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers, Unbroken, and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines—most of them American men, women and children—would not survive much longer unless rescued soon. Deeply concerned about the half-starved and ill-treated prisoners, General Douglas MacArthur assigned to the 11th Airborne Division a dangerous rescue mission deep behind enemy lines that became a deadly race against the clock. The Los Baños raid would become one of the greatest triumphs of that war or any war; hailed years later by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell: “I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Baños prison raid. It is the textbook operation for all ages and all armies.” Combining personal interviews, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and archival research, Rescue at Los Baños tells the story of a remarkable group of prisoners—whose courage and fortitude helped them overcome hardship, deprivation, and cruelty—and of the young American soldiers and Filipino guerrillas who risked their lives to save them.

Pink chimneys

Pink chimneys Author Ardeana Hamlin Knowles
ISBN-10 0884480410
Year 1987-10-01
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Tilbury House Publishers
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Back in print by popular demand! Set against the backdrop of temperance crusades, emerging statehood, and the explosive economic and political importance of Bangor when it was the lumber capital of the world, Pink Chimneys captures the romance and excitement of Maine's colorful history in a story that interweaves the lives of a midwife, a madam, and a young seamstress with a mysterious connection to both.