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Fredrik Backman - Author

About the Author

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A Man Called Ove was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instant New York Times paperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik's subsequent novels, My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises and Britt-Marie Was Here, also went straight to number 1 in Sweden on publication.

 

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Us Against You From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Us Against You From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The captivating and moving follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown. 'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' Jojo Moyes on Beartown Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? By the time the last goal is scored, someone in Beartown will be dead . . . Us Against You is the story of two towns, two teams and what it means to believe in something bigger than yourself. It's about how people come together - sometimes in anger, often in sorrow, but also through love. And how, when we stand together, we can bring a town back to life. Praise for Fredrik Backman: 'A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times 'Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either' Independent 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson' The New York Times Book Review

The Deal Of A Lifetime

The Deal Of A Lifetime

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Fans of Beartown and A Man Called Ove will love this festive novella. ________ It is Christmas Eve and a father and son are meeting for the first time in years. The father has a story he needs to share before it's too late. As he tells his son about a courageous little girl lying in a hospital bed a few miles away, he reveals even more about himself; his triumphs in business, his failures as a parent, his past regrets, his hopes for the future. Now, on this night before Christmas, the father has been given the unexpected chance to do something remarkable that could change the destiny of a little girl he hardly knows. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he must find out what his own life has actually been worth, and only his son can reveal the answer. With humour and compassion, Fredrik Backman's novella The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacies rest in how we share that gift with those we love.

Ove, Oma und Britt-Marie

Ove, Oma und Britt-Marie

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2018

Die Fredrik-Backman-Bestseller jetzt in einem Bundle!Ein Mann namens Ove:Haben Sie auch einen Nachbarn wie Ove? Jeden Morgen macht er seine Kontrollrunde und schreibt Falschparker auf. Aber hinter seinem Gegrummel verbergen sich ein groes Herz und eine beruhrende Geschichte. Seit Oves geliebte Frau Sonja gestorben ist und man ihn vorzeitig in Rente geschickt hat, sieht er keinen Sinn mehr im Leben und trifft praktische Vorbereitungen zum Sterben. Doch dann zieht im Reihenhaus nebenan eine junge Familie ein, die als Erstes mal Oves Briefkasten umnietet ...Oma lasst gruen und sagt, es tut ihr leid: Oma ist 77, Arztin, Chaotin und treibt die Nachbarn in den Wahnsinn. Elsa ist 7, liebt Wikipedia und Superhelden und hat nur einen einzigen Freund: namlich Oma. In Omas Marchen erlebt Elsa die aufregendsten Abenteuer. Bis Oma sie eines Tages auf die grote Suche ihres Lebens schickt - und zwar in der wirklichen Welt.Britt-Marie war hier: Britt-Marie hat ihr Leben lang gewartet, dass ihr Leben endlich anfangt. Andere sagen, sie sei pedantisch, aber sie will doch nur, dass alles schon und ordentlich ist. Nach vierzig Jahren hat sie ihren Mann verlassen und sucht einen Job. Borg ist ein Ort, in den eine Strae hinein- und wieder hinausfuhrt. Arbeit gibt es hier schon lange nicht mehr. Das Einzige, was den Kindern und Erwachsenen geblieben ist, ist die Begeisterung fur Fuball. Wofur Britt-Marie nun wirklich kein Verstandnis hat ...

Britt-Marie Var Har

Britt-Marie Var Har

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2018

En roman om foralskelse, andra chanser och att sparka pa det som rullar. Britt-Marie, 63, ar faktiskt inte passivt aggressiv. Det ar bara det att smuts, repor och felaktigt organiserade besticklador far henne att skrika pa insidan. Hon har just lamnat ett 40-arigt aktenskap och liv som hemmafru, och det enda arbete hon kan fa finns i Borg, ett finanskrisdrabbat samhalle vid en vag dar allt ar nedlagt utom den olstinkande pizzerian. Britt-Marie avskyr fotboll, Borg har inget annat an fotbollen kvar. Det ar sannerligen inte en borjan pa en underbar vanskap. Men nar byns ungdomslag behover en tranare sa desperat att de till slut ar redo att ge jobbet till vem som helst, da bryr de sig inte om petitesser som att hon absolut inte vill ha det. Nar Britt-Marie dessutom blir utbjuden pa dejt av en polis och bryter handen i ett solarium finns det ingen atervando. ''Britt-Marie var har'', av forfattaren till ''En man som heter Ove'' och ''Min mormor halsar och sager forlat'' ar en karlekshistoria och en karleksforklaring. Om en kvinna som vantat ett helt liv pa att hennes ska borja, och om samhallen vid vagar dar fotboll och pizzerior ar det sista som overger manniskorna.

Us Against You

Us Against You

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Us Against You by Fredik Backman, read by John Sackville. A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow. How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time? Us Against You is a spell-binding exposition of small-town life in all its flawed complexity.

Us Against You From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Us Against You From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You, on Beartown __________________ Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown. Beartown is dying . . . Tucked in a forest in the frozen north, Beartown's residents are tough and hardworking. They don't expect life to be easy, but they do expect it to be fair. Which is why the sudden loss of their hockey players to the rival town of Hed hurts. Everyone needs something to cheer for in the long winter nights. Now they have nothing. So when a new star player arrives, Coach Peter sees an opportunity to rebuild the team - to take on Hed and restore Beartown's fortunes. But not everyone in town sees it his way. As the big game between both towns approaches, the rivalry turns bitter and all too real. Once the stands rumbled with threats to 'kill' and 'ruin' each other, but the residents didn't mean it. Now they do. By the time the last goal is scored, someone in Beartown will be dead . . . Us Against You is the story of two towns, two teams and what it means to believe in something bigger than yourself. It's about how people come together - sometimes in anger, often in sorrow, but also through love. And how, when we stand together, we can bring a town back to life.

Beartown From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove

Beartown From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

In a large Swedish forest Beartown hides a dark secret . . . Cut-off from everywhere else it experiences the kind of isolation that tears people apart. And each year more and more of the town is swallowed by the forest. Then the town is offered a bright new future. But it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk everything to see justice done. Who will speak up? Could you stand by and stay silent? Or would you risk everything for justice? Which side would you be on? 'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You 'Surrounded by impenetrable forests, Beartown recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times 'You'll love this engrossing novel' People 'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review

Min mormor halsar och sager forlat

Min mormor halsar och sager forlat

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

En ovanlig vardagssaga av Sveriges just nu mest lasta forfattare Elsa ar sju ar gammal och ratt storig. Eller hon uppfattas i alla fall sa eftersom hon inte ar helt blast i skallen och den gallande samhallsnormen ar ju att sjuaringar ska vara det. Mormor ar hennes basta van. Hennes enda, faktiskt. Mormor brukade vara ett geni och jobba som kirurg, men nu kor hon bil utan korkort och star pa balkongen med oppen morgonrock och skjuter pa oanmalda besokare med paintballgevar.

Deal of a Lifetime

Deal of a Lifetime

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant tale about finding out what is truly important in life.It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn't your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he's taken a life but he won't say whosenot yet. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She's a smart kidsmart enough to know that she won't beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it. As the man tells his son about this plucky little girl, he slowly reveals more about himself: while he may be a successful businessman, idolized by the media and his peers, he knows he failed as a parent. Overwhelmed by the responsibility of fatherhood, he took the easy way out and left his wife and little boy twenty years ago to pursue professional success. Now he is left wondering if it's too late to forge a relationship with his son, who seems to be his opposite in every wayprizing happiness over money, surrounded by loving friends in a cozy town where he feels right at home. Face to face with the idea that something is missing, the man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son. And so, he seeks him out and tells him this story Written with Fredrik Backman's signature humor, compassion, and ';knack for weaving tales that are believable and fanciful' (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our only legacy is how we share that gift with those we love.

Kleine Stadt der groen Traume

Kleine Stadt der groen Traume

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

Platz 1 der schwedischen Bestsellerliste und Platz 4 der New York Times Bestsellerliste: der bewegende neue Roman von Fredrik Backman, Autor des Welterfolgs Ein Mann namens OveBackmans Meisterwerk: kunstvoll, emotional und zutiefst menschlich."e; New York Journal of BooksWer glaubt noch an Bjornstadt? Es liegt viel zu weit hinter den dunklen Waldern im Norden. Doch die Menschen hier halten zusammen. Und sie teilen eine Leidenschaft, die sie wieder mit Stolz erfullen konnte. Die den Rest der Welt an Bjornstadt erinnern konnte. Deshalb liegen alle Traume und Hoffnungen nun auf den Schultern ein paar junger Bjornstadter. Noch ahnt keiner in der Stadt, dass sich ihre Gemeinschaft uber Nacht fur immer verandern wird.

Mi vagyunk a medvek

Mi vagyunk a medvek

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

Van egy varos valahol az erdo kozepen, ahol a tel hosszu, az emberek pedig kemenyek, mint a jeg. Nincs se turizmus, se ipar, se munka, de a remeny meg pislakol. Van ugyanis valami, ami mindenkit erdekel. Amihez kivetel nelkul mindenki ert. Ez pedig a hoki. Aki azt hiszi, hogy az csak egy jatek, nagyon teved. A hoki itt maga a remeny. Ebben a szezonban mindenki a Bjornstad Hockey juniorcsapataba veti minden bizodalmat. Egy maroknyi tizenevesbe, akikre hatalmas felelosseg nehezedik, mert eselyesek arra, hogy visszahozzak a jatek es a varos dicsoseget. Fiuk es lanyok, apak es anyak tortenete ez a konyv. Egy csapat tortenete, amely mindennel fontosabb. A ferfiassage es a csoportszelleme. A tehetsege. Csaladoke. Es egy buntette, amely olyan hullamokat gerjeszt, akar a vizbe dobott ko. Mennyire fontos a gyozelem? Mit erunk a csapatunk nelkul? Mit bir ki egy baratsag? Hogyan vedhetjuk meg a gyerekeinket? Backman Bjornstad-sorozatanak elso resze egeszen mas, mint amit a szerzotol megszoktunk, megis hihetetlenul ismeros. Ezt a tortenetet meg kellett irni. Mert nemcsak a bjornstadiakrol, de rolunk is szol, megpedig husbavagoan. Aki egyszer belepett Backman vilagaba, az nehezen szakad el tole.

Scandal

Scandal

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Scandal by Fredrik Backman, read by John Sackville. Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone elses forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there. Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. Everyone can feel the excitement. Change is in the air and a bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those wholl risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. With the towns future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other. Which side would you be on?

Beartown

Beartown

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dreamand the price required to make it come true.People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

Alles, was mein kleiner Sohn uber die Welt wissen muss

Alles, was mein kleiner Sohn uber die Welt wissen muss

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2017

"e;Ich werde immer dein Papa sein. Daran solltest du dich gewohnen.Ich bitte dich um Entschuldigung. Fur alles, was ich in den kommenden achtzehn Jahren tun werde. Fur alles, was ich versaumen werde. Alles, was ich nicht verstehe. Fur all die Situationen, in denen ich dir schrecklich peinlich bin. Alle Ferienlager, bei denen ich mich freiwillig als Helfer melde. Alle Freundinnen, die du niemals zum Essen mit nach Hause bringst. Dafur, dass ich meinen Mama-lag-falsch-Papa-hatte-Recht-Tanz vor anderen Leuten auffuhre.Fur das eine Mal, wenn deine Schule alle Eltern zu einem Brennball-Turnier einladt und ich die Sache ein kleines bisschen zu ernst nehme. Und fur mein T-Shirt mit der Aufschrift 'Echte Manner wiegen uber 90 Kilo'."e;Fredrik Backman hat einen hinreienden Brief an seinen kleinen Sohn geschrieben: Humorvoll und immer direkt aus dem Herzen erklart er ihm und uns die Welt und alles, was man daruber wissen sollte.

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