Received from Netgalley
BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE is my first time ever reading Fredrik Backman but it won’t be the last. Britt-Marie is married to Kent for forty years. That is until his mistress calls her to let her know Kent has had a heart attack. She was totally dedicated to Kent until that moment. She has no friends and hardly ever left their apartment. But all that has to change now. She goes to the unemployment office to find a job. How is she ever going to find a job she is qualified for when all she has done for the past forty years is take care of her house and her husband? She is sixty three years old and after completing hundreds of crossword puzzles, she thinks that will help her find employment. Her story is going to have you laughing out loud at the things that come out of her mouth and the situations she finds herself in.
Britt-Marie does find a temporary job as a caretaker of a recreation center In a small town called Borg. Borg is a town that is slowly dying and as you read BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, you are overcome with such sadness for Borg. She meets some loony characters there and if you let them, they will worm their way into your heart. Just like Britt-Marie will. As Britt-Marie finds her way in life, she also helps the towns people of Borg. Could this be the second chance that Britt-Marie needs?