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Beartown : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

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  • 21 of 24 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library TEEN BACKMAN (NUTMEG: HS) (Text to phone) 34030142864542 Teen Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC BAC (Text to phone) 34014141747114 Young Adult Nutmeg Available -
 Series: Bjornstad, 1
East Side Branch - Bridgeport YA BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34000090056532 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven YA BACKMAN (Text to phone) 31953144302299 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck YA FIC BACKMAN, FREDRIK (Text to phone) 34027141448442 Nutmeg Display Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield YA FICTION BACKMAN (Text to phone) 32518144363234 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Lyman Memorial High School FIC BACKMAN (Text to phone) 33431139406696 Fiction Available -
Milford Public Library BACKMAN Fredrik (Text to phone) 34013143663691 Adult Paperback Checked out 11/20/2020
New Milford Public Library TZ BACKM (Text to phone) 34021130827328 Teen Fiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport YA BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34000090056649 Adult Fiction Available -
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General Note:
Includes a Readers Club Guide.
Summary, etc.:
"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."- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2020.
Subject: Hockey stories.
Scandals > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.

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