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You will cheer when giant-hearted Britt-Marie, who at times seems clueless, finally finds her wings.

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There are countless books about women looking for a second chance at life. _Britt-Marie Was Here_ is a cut-above — a wonderful, funny, heartwarming story by renowned Scandinavian author Fredrik Backman. (Yes, a dude wrote this.) Britt-Marie is a 63-year-old woman who finds herself untethered after walking out on a loveless marriage. She is a difficult woman with OCD. (Forks, knives, spoons. Always in that order!) Without a clear cut place in the world she takes a job in a run-down town coaching a rag-tag children's soccer team. She hates water rings but she _hates_ soccer above all (it's what her husband watched when he zoned her out). Yet this unlikely match-up of coach and team brings unexpected friendships. And you will cheer when giant-hearted Britt-Marie, who at times seems clueless, finally finds her wings.
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