Beartown: A Novel

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Beartown volume 1.
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"You'll love this engrossing novel." -- People "Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic....There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor....A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit." -- Kirkus Reviews The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream--and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is 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 boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.
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9781501160769
9781432837846
9781508230977
9781501160783
9781410498120
9781508230991
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Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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Grouped Work ID 562ade9e-6d77-d045-0441-82b83f039d24
Grouping Title beartown
Grouping Author backman fredrik
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author Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
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display_description "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 a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended intragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficultto discern. 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. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders"--
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series Beartown
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cozy fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / General, FICTION / Humorous, FICTION / Literary, Hockey stories, Humorous -- Fiction, Large type books, Literary -- FICTION, Psychological fiction, Scandals -- Fiction, Sweden -- Fiction
title_display Beartown
title_full Beartown, Beartown A Novel, Beartown Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith, Beartown [Audio Book] Fredrik Backman ; read by Marin Ireland, Beartown [Large Print] Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith, Beartown [eAudio] Backman, Fredrik, Beartown [eBook] : A Novel Backman, Fredrik, Beartown [large type] / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
title_short Beartown
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet FICTION / General, FICTION / Humorous, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Hockey stories, Humorous, Large type books, Literary, Literature, Scandals