Backman, Fredrik

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Anxious People

Comedy, drama, mystery, and social study, this novel is undefinable except for the sheer reading pleasure it delivers. Highly recommended.
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Us Against You

With Beartown's previous success, similar victory is all but guaranteed for Us; Ireland's unfaltering enhancement will have audiences clamoring for the audio option. ["Even more potential for book group discussion as Backman explores…what makes us all tick": LJ 4/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]

Us Against You

With Beartown's previous success, similar victory is all but guaranteed for Us; Ireland's unfaltering enhancement will have audiences clamoring for the audio option. ["Even more potential for book group discussion as Backman explores…what makes us all tick": LJ 4/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]
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Beartown

Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman, with many parallels for American readers and small towns everywhere. [See Prepub Alert, 11/7/16.]
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Britt-Marie Was Here

Backman hits a nice note between overly sweet and hard-boiled fiction; excellent for book clubs. [LibraryReads top May pick (ow.ly/r1KB300n7kc)].
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My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry

Full of heart, hope, forgiveness, and the embracing of differences, Elsa's story is one that sticks with you long after you've turned the last page. Recommended for Backman fans and readers who appreciate the power of a well-crafted fairy tale. [See Prepub Alert, 2/2/15; a June LibraryReads pick.]
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A Man Called Ove

Witty and full of heart, this is a tale with broad appeal.

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