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Contemporary Fiction

Britt-Marie Was Here

by Fredrik Backman

Quick take

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

Why I love it

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. Alway...

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