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              A Man Called Ove: The life-affirming bestseller that will brighten your day

              A Man Called Ove: The life-affirming bestseller that will brighten your day (Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              The international phenomenon, now in paperback. Quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.

              ISBN 9781444775815
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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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 (Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              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.
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              ISBN 9781405930239
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Britt-Marie Was Here

              Britt-Marie Was Here (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              The number 1 European bestseller by the author of the international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.

              ISBN 9781473617216
              Released NZ 26 Apr 2016
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              Things My Son Needs to Know About The World
                

              Things My Son Needs to Know About The World (EPUB ebook)

              By Backman, Fredrik

              Things My Son Needs To Know About The World is a tender and funny series of letters from a new father to his son about one of life's most daunting experiences: parenthood.'You can be whatever you want to be, but that's nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly ...who you are'In between the sleep-obsessed lows and oxytocin-fuelled highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates such unchartered territory.Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays the big and the small lessons in life.As he watches his son take his first steps into the world, he teaches him how to navigate both love - and IKEA - and tries to explain why, sometimes, his dad might hold his hand just a little bit too tightly.This is an irresistible and insightful collection from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers - the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown.Praise for Fredrick Backman:'A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times'Will, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail'You'll love this engrossing novel' People'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review
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              ISBN 9781405938334
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              Language en
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Deal Of A Lifetime

              The Deal Of A Lifetime (Hardback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              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 tri...umphs 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 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.
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              ISBN 9780241359518
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

              Things My Son Needs to Know About The World (Hardback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              A new novella from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Fredrik Backman 'You can be whatever you want to be, but that's nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are' Things My Sons Needs To Know About The World is a moving collection of stories ab...out one of life's most daunting experiences; parenthood. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates such unchartered territory. Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays the big and the small lessons in life. As he watches his son take his first steps into the world he teaches him how to cultivate friendships, support a team that loses and tries to explain why, sometimes, dad might hold his hand just a little bit too tightly. This is an irresistible and insightful collection from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781405938327
              Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              A community is only as great as the sum of its choices, and when tragedy visited Beartown, the town lost its way.Beartown's hockey club is on the cusp of being terminated and it falls to general manager Peter, to try to save the beloved team. As Peter and his wife Mira find thems...elves drifting apart, a local politician known for expediency rather than convictions offers him a lifeline: the new owners of the factory will step in as sponsor - if Peter can guarantee that 'The Group' is ousted from the club. 'The Group' is a gang of men known both as shady businessmen and protectors. Not to mention die-hard hockey supporters. To go against 'The Group' would be suicide . . .
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              ISBN 9780718186609
              Released NZ 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              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 (Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              The Scandal is published in America as BEARTOWN . . . AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Scandal tells of a terrible crime that fractures a town and all of the people in it. When a bad thing happens, who will have the courage to stand against everyone else? 'As popular Swed...ish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.' The New York Times Book Review ________'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 else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' 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. 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 who'll 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 town's 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?
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              ISBN 9781405930208
              Released NZ 28 May 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown

              The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

              Also published under the title: Beartown '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 else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' Beartown is a smal...l 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 who'll 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. No one can stand by or stay silent. You're on one side or another. Which side will you find yourself on?
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              ISBN 9780718186586
              Released NZ 29 May 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Anxious People
               

              Anxious People (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Backman, Fredrik

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              The author of A Man Called Ove is back with a riotous comedy about a hostage-situation at a Swedish apartment viewing. A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a r...abbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
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              ISBN 9780718186623
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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