The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisisfans of Backman will find another winner in these pages Publishers Weekly.Britt-Marie cant stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge othersno matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. Its just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borgof which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through itshe finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, shes given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented childrens soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.