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  • Fredrik Backman

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman, read by Santino Fontana. 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 past regrets, his hopes for the future. Now, on Christmas Eve, he has been given the chance to do something remarkable that could change the destiny of the 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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Brought to you by Penguin. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the 15 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. 'A brilliant and comforting read' Matt Haig 'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' - AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird 'I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way' - Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris 'Captures the messy essence of being human. It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry' Washington Post ***** In a...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Fredrik Backman, el autor bestseller del New York Times de Gente ansiosa, nos trae una novela emocionante, tierna y graciosa que celebra la importancia de la comunidad y de las conexiones entre las personas en un mundo que a veces intenta alejarnos los unos de los otros. Tras dejar a su esposo infiel, Britt-Marie encuentra trabajo como encargada en el casi clausurado centro cívico de Borg, un abandonado y ruinoso pueblo del que lo único bueno que puede decirse es que tiene una carretera. Esta quisquillosa mujer se verá envuelta en la vida de sus nuevos vecinos, un grupo de malhechores, borrachos y holgazanes que le demostrarán que la vida va más allá de...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Un robo a un banco con toma de rehenes. Una escalera llena de policías a punto de asaltar un apartamento. Llegar a esto fue sorprendentemente fácil. Sólo hizo falta una mala idea. Una idea mala de verdad. Visitar un apartamento en venta no es una situación de vida o muerte. A menos que sea la víspera de Nochevieja, vivas en una pequeña ciudad en Suecia y alguien haya tenido la peor idea de su vida y decidido atracar un banco que no maneja efectivo. Entonces, sí lo es. Porque, cuando alguien es así de idiota, es inevitable que no sepa cómo huir y termine en un apartamento en venta tomando rehenes sin querer. Pero puedes confiar en la...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Things My Son Needs to Know by Fredrik Backman. From the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. '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 Son Needs To Know About The World is a tender and funny series of letters from a father to his son about one of life's most daunting experiences: parenthood. 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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    A little book with a big heart—from the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People. “I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, and Anxious People comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Now an HBO Original Series “You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People Named a Best Book of the Year by LibraryReads, BookBrowse, and Goodreads From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People, a dazzling and profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. By the lake in Beartown is an old ice rink, and in that ice rink Kevin, Amat, Benji, and the rest of the town’s junior ice hockey team are 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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Now an HBO Original Series “You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People Named a Best Book of the Year by LibraryReads, BookBrowse, and Goodreads From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People, a dazzling and profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. By the lake in Beartown is an old ice rink, and in that ice rink Kevin, Amat, Benji, and the rest of the town’s junior ice hockey team are 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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel “about people—about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men” (Jojo Moyes). Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did. Have you ever seen a town rise? Ours did that, too. A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel “about people—about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men” (Jojo Moyes). Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did. Have you ever seen a town rise? Ours did that, too. A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    A little book with a big heart! “I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Eine kleine Geschichte mit einer großen Botschaft. Ein Großvater. Eine Großmutter. Ein Sohn. Ein Enkel. Hyazinthenduft in der Luft. Und ein Platz, der mit jedem Tag ein bisschen kleiner wird. Mit seiner außergewöhnlichen Wärme und Phantasie erzählt Fredrik Backman eine bewegende Geschichte von Liebe und Familie, von Erinnerung, Abschied und...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    'Ich bitte dich um Entschuldigung. Für alles, was ich in den kommenden achtzehn Jahren tun werde. Für alles, was ich versäumen werde. Alles, was ich nicht verstehe. Für 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. Für das eine Mal, wenn deine Schule alle Eltern zu einem Brennball-Turnier einlädt und ich die Sache ein kleines bisschen zu ernst nehme. Und für mein T-Shirt mit der Aufschrift ›Echte Männer wiegen über 90 Kilo‹.' Fredrik Backman hat einen hinreißenden Brief an seinen kleinen Sohn...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    'Ich bitte dich um Entschuldigung. Für alles, was ich in den kommenden achtzehn Jahren tun werde. Für alles, was ich versäumen werde. Alles, was ich nicht verstehe. Für 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. Für das eine Mal, wenn deine Schule alle Eltern zu einem Brennball-Turnier einlädt und ich die Sache ein kleines bisschen zu ernst nehme. Und für mein T-Shirt mit der Aufschrift 'Echte Männer wiegen über 90 Kilo'.' Fredrik Backman hat einen hinreißenden Brief an seinen kleinen Sohn geschrieben: Humorvoll und immer direkt...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Beartown by Fredik Backman, read by John Sackville. 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. 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...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Anxious People captivates readers with this “warm and satisfying” (People) story “about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly...read more

  • Fredrik Backman

    An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, the new novel from the author of A Man Called Ove is a “quirky, big-hearted novel….Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure” (People). Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else...read more