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

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Newfield Branch - Bridgeport YA BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34000090056649 Adult Fiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield YA FIC BAC (Text to phone) 36123145810360 Young Adult Nutmeg Available -
Ridgefield Library TEEN Backman (Text to phone) 34010144436101 Nutmeg Nominee Available -
Somers Public Library FIC BAC (Text to phone) 34042137152601 Adult Fiction Available -
Somers Public Library YA FIC BAC (Text to phone) 34042145487155 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Stafford Library YA FIC BACKMAN 2020 HIGH SCHOOL NUTMEG NOMINEE (Text to phone) 34061145503654 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Stafford Library YA FIC BACKMAN 2020 HIGH SCHOOL NUTMEG NOMINEE (Text to phone) 34061145503662 Storage Available -
Tolland Public Library YA BAC (Text to phone) 34051144582841 Teen Nutmeg Available -
Tolland Public Library YA BAC (Text to phone) 34051144582858 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Weston Public Library YA BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34053145547625 Young 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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Beartown : A Novel
Beartown : A Novel
by Backman, Fredrik
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Beartown : A Novel


NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads * BookBrowse * Goodreads "You'll love this engrossing novel." -- People The 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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