~Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman~
“At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks him or herself are really just about one thing: how should you live your life?”
I loved this book. I like all if Fredrick Backman’s books I’ve read so far.
Britt Marie is a fussbudget neatfreak. At age sixty-three she leaves her cheating husband. Even though she hasn’t worked outside the home in years, Britt Marie is determined to find a job. She finds temporary employment as the caretaker of a recreation center that will soon close. Here she encounters a variety of people from the community. Socially awkward in the extreme, she often says the wrong thing, but Britt Marie is at heart, tender. Even though she doesn’t know a thing about soccer, she ends up being the coach for the children’s team.
This novel is chock full of wonderfully quirky characters. There’s something a bit sad about Britt Marie. She is a complicated soul. Backman has such an ability to write compelling characters. I finished this book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you liked A Man Called Ove or Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, I think you would like this book. Easy to read, touching, and satisfying. A lovely, emotional, feel good read.