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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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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You Shes Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here offers an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly mans struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his familys efforts to care for himeven as they must find a way to let go.Isnt that the best of all lifes ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it. Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpas work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. Shes as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he wont remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noahs fatherTed who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come.

Britt-Marie war hier

Britt-Marie war hier

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2016

Wenn das Leben unverhofft ins Rollen kommt! Wie die ordnungsliebende Britt-Marie ausgerechnet in Borg landet, diesem abgehangten Kaff, und wie sie dort aufraumt, bis fur alle die Hoffnung zuruckkehrt - das erzahlt dieser unglaublich beruhrende und witzige Roman ubers Neustarten und Mitspielen. Genau wie Ein Mann namens Ove einfuhlsam und mit einzigartigem Humor geschrieben vom schwedischen Nr.1-Bestseller-Autor Fredrik Backman.

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2016

From the bestselling author of the charming debut (People) A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry, a heartwarming and hilarious story of a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village and a woman who finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest of places.Britt-Marie cant stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment. As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbling around them, the only thing that they have left to hold onto is something Britt-Marie absolutely loathes: their love of soccer. When the villages youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. Shes the least likely candidate, but their need is obvious and there is no one else to do it. Thus begins a beautiful and unlikely partnership. In her new role as reluctant mentor to these lost young boys and girls, Britt-Marie soon finds herself becoming increasingly vital to the community. And even more surprisingly, she is the object of romantic desire for a friendly and handsome local policeman named Sven. In this world of oddballs and misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs? Zany and full-of-heart, Britt-Marie Was Here is a novel about love and second chances, and about the unexpected friendships we make that teach us who we really are and the things we are capable of doing.

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2016

For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places. The number 1 European bestseller by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, the new novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

Itt jart Britt-Marie

Itt jart Britt-Marie

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Britt-Marie hivatasa negyven even at az volt, hogy makulatlan rendet es tisztasagot tartson surun utazgato es gyakran tulorazo ferje korul. Am utjaik elvalnak, s o, akinek lanykoraban volt utoljara munkahelye, minden aron dolgozni akar. Mivel nem valogathat, elfogadja az egyetlen allast, amelyet a munkakozvetitoben ajanlanak neki, es Borgba utazik, ebbe a valsag sujtotta kozsegbe. Egy hallatlanul koszos"e;, felszamolas elott allo ifjusagi otthont kell rendben tartania, eppen neki, aki nem tur meg semmifele piszkot es rendetlenseget. Raadasul, ki tudja, hogyan, hamarosan az ifjusagi focicsapat vezetojenek szerepeben talalja magat. Pedig nem sok minden all tole a focinal tavolabb. De Britt-Marie-t nem olyan fabol faragtak, hogy megijedjen a feladattol: intezkedni kezd, engedelyeket ker be, nyilvantartasokat vezet - rendet csinal es rendet tart. Az egyedulallo, messzirol erkezett nobol akaratlanul a kozosseg egyik kulcsembere lesz. Es felfigyel ra egy maganyos ferfi is - Sven, a helyi rendor. Kerdes, hogy mindez elegendo-e ahhoz, hogy Britt-Marie ujra otthonra talaljon. Kulonos tekintettel arra, hogy volt ferje is felbukkan a szinen...

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Oma lasst gruen und sagt, es tut ihr leid

Oma lasst gruen und sagt, es tut ihr leid

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

Der Nr.1-Bestseller und Lieblingsroman aus Schweden: phantasievoll, ergreifend und umwerfend witzig. Wieder ein ganz besonderes Leseerlebnis vom Autor von Ein Mann namens Ove Fredrik Backman.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."e;Die erste und inspirierendste Autorin meines Lebens war und ist Astrid Lindgren - Oma lasst gruen und sagt, es tut ihr leid ist auch eine Hommage an sie."e; Fredrik Backman"e;Versprich mir, dass du mich noch liebhast, wenn du erfahrst, wer ich gewesen bin. Und versprich mir, auf das Schloss aufzupassen. Und auf deine Freunde."e; Oma zu Elsa"e;Dieses Buch ist ein Volltreffer, der einen zum Lachen und Weinen bringt. Auf dieses Abenteuer mussen Sie sich einfach einlassen - es ist wunderbar."e; Expressen Sondag

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmothers fairy tales.Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsas best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmothers stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsas grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsas greatest adventure begins. Her grandmothers letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backmans internationally bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and an ode to one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, the new novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

nagymamam azt uzeni, bocs

nagymamam azt uzeni, bocs

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2015

Elsa majdnem nyolcéves, és ,,különleges"e;. Nagymamája hetvennel több, és némileg orült. Hogy mennyire, azt ki-ki másként értékeli. Másként a szomszéd, akit nagymama mintegy véletlenül eltalál egy paintballfegyverrel, máshogy a saját lánya, aki (többek között) dohányzási szokásai miatt neheztel rá, és megint másképp az ingyenújság terjesztoje, aki nem ért a szép szóból, hogy nagymama nem kér reklámot. Olykor Elsa is orültnek tartja ot, pedig neki nagymama az egyetlen barátja. Az iskolában ugyanis inkább csak zaklatókat tud szerezni az, aki mások szerint nem tud alkalmazkodni a többiekhez, és amúgy is túl érett a korához képest. Nagymamával azonban bármelyik este elutazhat Félálomországba, ahol Elsa mássága ünnepelt erény, és ahol lovagként bátorságot gyujthet. Amire hamarosan minden eddiginél nagyobb szüksége lesz. Nagymama ugyanis meghal, és leveleket hagy hátra, amelyekben bocsánatot kér azoktól, akiket életében megbántott. Ezeket a váratlan helyeken felbukkanó üzeneteket Elsának kell eljuttatnia a címzettekhez - jobbára házbéli szomszédaikhoz -, akikrol olyan meglepo dolgok derülnek ki, amelyek nem csupán a kislány, de az egész közösség életét felbolygatják.

nagymamam azt uzeni, bocs

nagymamam azt uzeni, bocs

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

Elsa majdnem nyolcéves, és „különleges”. Nagymamája hetvennel több, és némileg orült. Hogy mennyire, azt ki-ki másként értékeli. Másként a szomszéd, akit nagymama mintegy véletlenül eltalál egy paintballfegyverrel, máshogy a saját lánya, aki (többek között) dohányzási szokásai miatt neheztel rá, és megint másképp az ingyenújság terjesztoje, aki nem ért a szép szóból, hogy nagymama nem kér reklámot. Olykor Elsa is orültnek tartja ot, pedig neki nagymama az egyetlen barátja. Az iskolában ugyanis inkább csak zaklatókat tud szerezni az, aki mások szerint nem tud alkalmazkodni a többiekhez, és amúgy is túl érett a korához képest. Nagymamával azonban bármelyik este elutazhat Félálomországba, ahol Elsa mássága ünnepelt erény, és ahol lovagként bátorságot gyujthet. Amire hamarosan minden eddiginél nagyobb szüksége lesz. Nagymama ugyanis meghal, és leveleket hagy hátra, amelyekben bocsánatot kér azoktól, akiket életében megbántott. Ezeket a váratlan helyeken felbukkanó üzeneteket Elsának kell eljuttatnia a címzettekhez – jobbára házbéli szomszédaikhoz –, akikrol olyan meglepo dolgok derülnek ki, amelyek nem csupán a kislány, de az egész közösség életét felbolygatják.

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