Britt-Marie Was Here \ Britt-Marie estuvo aquí (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

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Readers of Backman’s second novel, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, will remember Britt-Marie, as a rule-making, nag-bag with an OCD involving cleaning. Britt-Marie is hard to like, and she hasn’t changed much as this novel begins, except that she has taken a step away from her cheating husband, Kent. Britt-Marie lands a temporary job looking after a recreation center in a small town decimated by the financial crisis. In Borg she encounters a cast of characters who are almost as eager to steer clear of her as she is to avoid them. It’s when some children demand her attention that the people of Borg and Britt-Marie begin to change. Backman takes a disillusioned, middle-aged woman, a down-on-its-luck village and delivers a laugh-out-loud novel that is also poignant.

— Karen

Sometimes a person is in the mood for comfort food, and for bibliophiles there can sometimes come a yearning for comfort reading. I was in one of those moods recently and Frederik Backman’s Britt-Marie Was Here was as satisfying as homemade macaroni and cheese. Britt-Marie needs her life and her cutlery drawer to be in just the right order, so when her world suddenly shifts, she must take matters into her own hands to put it right, befriending an unemployment office worker and a Snickers-eating rat. But that is just the beginning of a world that expands to include a struggling small town in Sweden with a passion for soccer. You may have met Britt-Marie in Backman’s My Grandmother Asked me to Tell you She’s Sorry. As with that book and A Man Called Ove, the cast of quirky characters is engaging, endearing and ultimately, comforting. (As I was writing this review, a boxed set of all three books arrived at the store—a perfect Mother’s Day gift!)

— Mary

May 2016 Indie Next List


“Backman's incomparable novels celebrate and revolve around unlikely protagonists: a curmudgeonly widower in A Man Called Ove; a girl on the autism spectrum in My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry; and now Britt-Marie, an order-obsessed, cleanliness-loving woman of a certain age. Having left her two-timing husband, Britt-Marie takes a job in the small, depressed town of Borg, and magic begins to happen. Britt-Marie Was Here is another warmhearted delight!”
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

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El autor bestseller del New York Times de los libros titulados A Man Called Ove y My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, vuelve con esta conmovedora historia sobre una mujer que se redescubrió después de una crisis personal.  “... los fanáticos de Backman encontrarán otro ganador en estas páginas" (Publishers Weekly).

Britt-Marie no puede soportar la desorganización. Un cajón de cubiertos desorganizado ocupa un lugar destacado en su lista de pecados imperdonables. No es alguien que juzgue a los demás, no importa cuán maleducados, descuidados o moralmente sospechosos puedan ser. Es solo que a veces la gente interpreta sus sugerencias útiles como críticas, lo que ciertamente no es su intención.

 Pero oculta en el interior de esta persona incómoda y socialmente torpe, hay una mujer que tiene más imaginación, sueños más grandes y un corazón más cálido de la cualquier persona a su alrededor puede percibir.

Cuando Britt-Marie abandona a su marido infiel y tiene que valerse por sí misma en la miserable ciudad atrasada de Borg, encuentra trabajo como la cuidadora de un centro de recreación demolido. La fastidiosa Britt-Marie pronto se ve arrastrada a las actividades cotidianas de sus conciudadanos, una extraña variedad de malhechores, borrachos, nómadas. Lo más alarmante de todo es que se le ha encomendado la tarea imposible de llevar a la victoria al equipo de fútbol infantil sin talento. En esta pequeña ciudad de inadaptados, ¿puede Britt-Marie encontrar un lugar al que realmente pertenezca?

Divertida y conmovedora, dulce e inspiradora, Britt-Marie estuvo aquí celebra la importancia de la comunidad y la conexión en un mundo que puede sentirse aislado.

 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062930712
ISBN-10: 0062930710
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Pages: 448
Language: Spanish