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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more! “[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly or

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Author Fredrik Backman

Pages 352

Publisher Simon and Schuster

Published Date 2020-09-08

ISBN 1501160850 9781501160851


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Meredith shared a tip "An absolute joy to read. It’s smart, funny, unpredictable and full of compassion"

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Meredith shared a tip "An absolute joy to read. It’s smart, funny, unpredictable and full of compassion"

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danielle_henry_6987 shared a tip "The series on Netflix is just as good as the book!"

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Julyanna shared a tip "Is this book clean? Thank you!"

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monicareads shared a tip "Absolutely loved this book 🤍🤍 it hit all the feels and the ones I didn’t even know I had😭"

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rose_bonanno shared a tip "This book was awful. A constant struggle to finish it."

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michelle_d_9016 shared a tip "Enjoyed this one!"

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molly_sullivan_6439 shared a tip "A book about just being human. My absolute favorite book of all time."

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linafk1235 shared a tip "by far my favorite book written by Backman. i love the multiple perspectives, and how they all connect"

serena_winegarden shared a tip "You MUST read this book it’s amazing!!! I thoroughly enjoyed every page"

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gabriela_reitz shared a tip "Really good!!!"

barbara_jenkins_5060 shared a tip "I love all of his books especially his first one."

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mel_k_2636 shared a tip "Not at all what I thought it was going to be. Could have been about 10 chapters. Drug on with lots of feeling of repetition."

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zaira_acosta shared a tip "Good for people who like comedy, but it wasn't my taste and a little too slow for me. Glad I tried something different though!"

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tricia_montgomery shared a tip "A little slow at first but ended up loving it! Just delightful!"

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kaitlind_bryant shared a tip "Really funny!!"

krista_199 shared a tip "Thought I’d try something different but not my style at all."

jessalyn_beich shared a tip "Laugh out loud humour, twists and turns, well written"

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erika_lynne shared a tip "December read"

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shelby_mobley shared a tip "You’re welcome! 😊"

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ralph_casas shared a tip "It's a wonderful book! It's the one that got me back into reading. I love it"

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cora_price_8730 shared a tip "so cute, talked about mental health in a very genuine way and talked about how everyone has their own struggles"

nikki_cureton shared a tip "Loved this! Funny and endearing"

kerri_vanderbilt shared a tip "My favorite! It makes me laugh and cry!"

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mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "I love Fredrick Blackman. This book was so good"

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noelia_romero shared a tip "Funny"

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brady_cole shared a tip "I haven’t been so moved by a book in a long while. Such a beautiful story."

mayra_1599 shared a tip "Character heavy"

sara_morgan_4935 shared a tip "One of my favorite books!"

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taylor_evans_5490 shared a tip "Very hectic and definitely written like someone with anxiety! Lovedddd the ending!"

ashlyn_elizabeth_da shared a tip "Wasn’t the best"

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cyndisid shared a tip "Extremely heartfelt book that has the power to change you forever. Keep tissues on hand!"

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brittany_euerle shared a tip "Brittany : April 2022"

chrissy_3910 shared a tip "This novel did nit disappoint"

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alexandra_lean shared a tip "So good!"

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chelsea_lambert shared a tip "Introspective and laugh out loud funny. Everyone has an interesting story."

kaitlin_cornwell shared a tip "Funny!"

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morgan_anne_6107 shared a tip "Very, very good"

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meryl_waldo shared a tip "Loved it. Quirky but heartwarming"

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mira_shah_2193 shared a tip "It was beautifully written and very current"

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april_flores_160 shared a tip "An instant classic that forces you to see the significance others play on how our lives take shape."

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kelly_ryan_9439 shared a tip "January Book #8"

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marissa_reis shared a tip "Boring. Couldn’t get into it"

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lori_hudnall shared a tip "Great read!!"

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avery_christian_3190 shared a tip "I couldn't get into it. I felt the story line was hard to follow"

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nicole_6686 shared a tip "I am still reading this book but the first page had me hooked!"

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krystal_eicher shared a tip "Loved this so much more than I expected. What a beautiful read with beautiful characters."

emma_sjoberg shared a tip "Hilarious, with a heartfelt ending."

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victoria_kolakowski shared a tip "Short chapters, interesting characters, funny moments"

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annie_kearns shared a tip "So many funny (laugh out loud) moments in a deep and sensitive book. Loved it."

anne_m_donohue shared a tip "Excellent book. Interesting, fast paced and funny! Fun quick read. Highly recommend."

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naty_o shared a tip "Such a great story full of surprises and beautiful sentiments"

bibhash_das shared a tip "Perhaps one of the best books I’ve read all year - touching, very drily humorous, fascinating characters, and an easy read."

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brant_hubbs shared a tip "Great book, couldn’t put it down. LOVED the characters."

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shelby_foley shared a tip "It's way better than I expected! Hope you enjoy!"

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mohamed_mobarak shared a tip "Definitely worth it in my opinion, it’s very touching and easy to keep up with."

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bri_deopere shared a tip "This one starts out slow but gets better as you go along. It takes random twists, but ultimately was a pretty sweet storyline."

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sidney_vand shared a tip "I loved this book. Easy to get into. So many characters that you feel for. And a twist. I cried at the end."

zahra_karami shared a tip "Restores hope in ordinary people."

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ashley_adams_113 shared a tip "Charming read with dynamic characters you can’t help but root for!"

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megan_peterson_6801 shared a tip "Different style of writing than I’m used to, it does jump around quite a bit, but the ending makes it worth it!"

lisa_hryniw shared a tip "Loved this story. Highly recommend."

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derek_nottingham shared a tip "A new favorite!!!"

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natalie_eldridge shared a tip "It was just ok"

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chelsea_swan shared a tip "Incredible"

nina_davies shared a tip "You will connect with all the characters, you will laugh, and shed a few sweet tears. Great read for a weekend!"

gillian_cancade shared a tip "I've read a few of his books. I've liked them all but the Beartown books are my personal favourites."

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roxanne_miles shared a tip "Loved the quirky people in this book."

lyman_peel shared a tip "Great writing and so engaging!"

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terri_birmingham shared a tip "I haven't read it...I have it on my list"

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eileen_butler shared a tip "Loved how this story was written! Such a good audiobook to listen to!!"

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brennan_mallon shared a tip "Lots of little life lessons!!"

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ryan_grasha shared a tip "Loved it, not as good as his other books but still a wonderful read"

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dabeyba_heinsen shared a tip "Another great book ❤ very funny, emotional, keeps you guessing till the end."

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ginny_butler shared a tip "Excellent on Audio!"

magan_blasig shared a tip "So different than anything I’ve read with so many amazing highlights & relatable moments."

ang_dee shared a tip "Love this HE IS AMAZING!!"

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olivia_hamilton_2654 shared a tip "This book left me feeling more empathetic, connected, and hyper aware of the feelings of others."

lowan_brown shared a tip "Relatable to what everyone is seeing and feeling."

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sehrish_zehra shared a tip "Yes, although not the same genre. I'm reading All The Light We Cannot See - really good!"

katie_payne_2779 shared a tip "SO GOOD!! you’ll laugh, cry, and just about everything in between."

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rachel_erickson shared a tip "Love the humor and different perspective in this one."

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cynthia_carballo shared a tip "not sure why but reading this book felt like a chore. I couldn’t get into and by the end I was glad to have finished."

jennifer_daxon shared a tip "It was fun and cute, sad and happy, with a twist. Loved it!"

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cayla_bush_9841 shared a tip "Comedy and tragedy beautifully intertwined for a story that kept me on edge, eagerly trying to see how things ended. 10/1"

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diane_acosta shared a tip "Very relatable"

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tambourine_temple shared a tip "Interesting, entertaining, quick read."

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julie_morang shared a tip "So funny and well written"

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jamie_mcclellan shared a tip "Multilayered mystery"

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kayla_mullett shared a tip "I loved this book. You develop such a tremendous amount of empathy for the "villain" character"

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margaret_hanrahan shared a tip "Not what I thought it would be - so good and interesting look into people and what stresses them and how we are so connected"

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geraldine_critch-gi shared a tip "Loved his style of writing"

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elizabeth_ashurst shared a tip "Take your time reading so you can really get to know the characters. I enjoyed the dynamic between characters."

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lexi_seipel shared a tip "Slow starting but once it picks up, you can't put it down! Definitely a favorite of the year!"

allie_mckinney shared a tip "I love books where everything connects in the end in unexpected ways!"

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lorena_herriot shared a tip "Unpredictable light funny all about relationships"

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charile_webb shared a tip "Yeah its amazinggggggg"

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karina_bueno shared a tip "I liked the humor"

fatma_ahmed shared a tip "Amazing intertwined stories narrated beautifuly :)"

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jamie_danielle shared a tip "Funny and not what I expected granted i didn’t read the jacket cover to learn what it was about before hand. Good read"

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zeanna shared a tip "read this in one day. totally recommend for a book that mixes the mundane struggle of life with a dry-humor mystery plot"

jana_tolman shared a tip "This was absolutely delightful. Relatable, funny, heartwarming, and surprising."

shannon_tahir shared a tip "Funny, deep, multi perspective. Well worth it if you're into the multi perspective thing."

leslie_lanigan shared a tip "It was quirky and fun!"

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michelle_6575 shared a tip "This book is genuinely so beautiful."

abby_schwecke_1518 shared a tip "Great book"

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nattie_red shared a tip "Feel-good. Can't think of anything that made me feel so warm-hearted ,a really Christmasy (in a good way) thing."

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shruti_jp_mehta shared a tip "Very good writing where the author slowly unveils each character. There is something relatable about each character !"

missy_waaland shared a tip "1/2 way through and it’s so fun! Can’t put it down"

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ella_moore_4169 shared a tip "Funny, a good light read."

abigail_forhan shared a tip "Funny, unpredictable"

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jenneeb shared a tip "I kept picking this up and putting it down. I'm glad I stuck it out!"

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madison_stewart_1121 shared a tip "This book is so beautifully written with so many surprises that it left me with a warm heart. Highly recommend this book"

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ginny_truong shared a tip "Fantastic read!"

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metaphorsbewithu shared a tip "Absolutely loved it! It made me laugh, cry, and run over to my husband to give him a hug. My new favorite!"

annika_harmsen shared a tip "Mental health"

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reena_mishory shared a tip "Loved this book. Read it in just a few days."

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mora_ceramics shared a tip "A weird book but quite entertaining as an audio book during my walks"

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ashley_gulick shared a tip "a bit choppy at first, but stick with it. It’s a cute read"

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