level – upper-intermediate
plot – The plot of the book consists of a “nag-bag” recently unemployed woman who gets a job in the city of Borg working for the recreation center. The city itself is barely a full-town with only a Pizzeria and a florist shop opened. There, she finds herself responsible for a gaggle of children in an impoverished area in a great need of cleaning. Her husband Kent and her new romantic interest Sven head-off for her attention. Sami, Vega, and Omar challenge the construct of a typical home life. Somebody, a 40-year-old alcoholic runs the hub of the city out of a pizza shop that dabbles in illegal goods.
Britt-Marie Was Here Fredrik Backman