“An unreasonable amount of paperwork is required these days just to be a human being.” ― Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here
I love Fredrik Backman’s books. I have now read five of his books, A Man Called Ove, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Beartown. There haven’t been a single one that I didn’t LOVE.
Britt-Marie was Here is the latest novel of Backman’s that I read. It was amazing! I recommend reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry first, however, as Britt-Marie was a character first introduced in that novel. The story centers around the 63-year-old Britt-Marie who married late in life and then divorced him after meeting the woman her husband was cheating with.
What I love about Backman’s novels is his way of capturing human emotions and what different trying circumstances would feel like if you were in their shoes. There were so many brilliant one-liners and observations about everyday life such as the one above sprinkled throughout the story.
This is an excellent summer read or while you pass the time in self-quarantine as we wait for this outbreak to pass.
Get a copy of Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman on Amazon.