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March 21, 2016

Mailbox Monday




by Fredrik Backman
On sale May 3, 2016


The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry returns with an irresistible novel about a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village--and in turn finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest places.

At sixty-three, Britt-Marie's orderly life is upended when she leaves her philandering husband and takes a job in the small derelict town of Borg. There, against her better nature, she finds herself being pulled into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, and layabouts--and a handsome local policeman whose romantic attentions to Britt-Marie are as unmistakable as they are unwanted. In this town of misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs?

With charm and wit, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the ways in which even the gentlest of spirits can change the world for the better.

Yay!!! I loved Backman's debut novel,  A Man Called Ove, which I read last May and reviewed here. I can't wait to read this new novel and I still want to get a copy of his second book. How about you? Have you read any of this beloved author's books? If you're planning to attend BEA, you'll be happy to know that Fredrik will be appearing! I wish I could be there.

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8 comments:

  1. That should be a good one!

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    1. I hope so! The second one just came out in paperback today, so maybe I'll splurge and read that one first.

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  2. This book looks good. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Kailana! I think I'll save it for my summer reading.

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  3. Les, I have read both of the first two books and absolutely loved them. You probably need to read "My Grandmother..." before you read "Britt Marie". Britt-Marie is a supporting character in "Grandmother" and this book picks up with that character after the events in "Grandmother". I reeived an ARC of this also, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation to read "My Grandmother...: first. I don't have a copy, but it just came out in paperback today, so maybe I'll get it with one of my gift cards.

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  4. I hope you enjoy this one too! It sounds like a charming novel and I have it on my list. Enjoy!

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    1. Iliana, I can't wait to read it, but now I think I better read "My Grandmother..." first. I didn't realize this one is a follow-up.

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