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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
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury LP FIC BACKMAN, F (Text to phone) 34005107082892 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Somers Public Library LARGE PRINT FIC BAC (Text to phone) 34042140066913 Adult Large Type Checked out 04/23/2021
Southbury Public Library BACKMAN/LP (Text to phone) 34019140251471 Adult Large Type Checked out 04/20/2021
Terryville Public Library LP F BAC (Text to phone) 34028139007083 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Willimantic Public Library LT F BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34036127067563 Adult Fiction Available -
Willimantic Public Library LT F BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34036127069106 Adult Fiction Available -
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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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