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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

When Britt-Marie’s husband leaves her, she is left adrift, with no employable skills, no family and no home. Low on social skills and obsessed with cleaning, Britt-Marie doesn’t seem to have a lot to offer. When the employment office manages to get her a job in the dying town of Borg, Britt-Marie is slowly embraced by a community she never thought she would have. Quirky but lovable characters are Backman’s forte, and it is difficult to not be charmed by Britt-Marie’s journey. Recommended for fans of strong character development and stories on the lighter side.