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Beartown / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

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  • 12 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library F/BACKMAN LARGE PRINT (Text to phone) 34029141049121 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34014139767942 Adult Large Type Available -
Derby Neck Library LP BAC (Text to phone) 34046140360101 Adult Large Type Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven LTE BACKMAN (Text to phone) 31953138190452 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield LARGE PRINT BACKMAN (Text to phone) 32518138262707 Adult Large Type Checked out 04/28/2021
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC BAC (Text to phone) 33420145012473 Adult Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC BAC (Text to phone) 36123132897685 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch FIC BACKMAN LT ED (Text to phone) 34025142077855 Adult Large Type Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton FIC BACKMAN L.T. ed. (Text to phone) 34025142071429 Adult Large Type Available -
Ridgefield Library LP FIC BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34010140033142 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 05/04/2021
 Tribute: Made available through the generosity of the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly
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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 in tragedy. 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 difficult to 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.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Swedish.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2020.
Subject: Hockey stories.
Scandals > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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