This liberating, sunny novel tells the story of one woman who turns things around in a small village caught and dying in the grips of a financial downfall in Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. Obsessively clean and mannerly, Britt-Marie seems an unlikely hero for a group of children who only want to play soccer and do not mind being dirty. Although she is not given much of a choice, Britt-Marie becomes the coach of Borg’s soccer team. She and blind Bank lead the team to the first game that does not end in a loss for Borg in many years. Tragedy strikes and Britt-Marie draws on her own experience with death to help two of her young players deal with the loss of a brother.