Thorndike Press

Beartown

  • Fredrik Backman
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  • ISBN-10: 1410498123
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498120
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.80 lbs ( .82 kgs)
  • 690 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released May 2017
  • Bestsellers

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to most people, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. This emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story explores what can happen when we carry the weight of other people’s dreams on our shoulders.

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Customer Reviews

The sentimentally savvy Backman (A Man Called Ove, 2014) takes a sobering and solemn look at the ways alienation and acceptance, ethics and emotions nearly destroy a small town and young people.

— Booklist

[It's] Backman’s rich characters that steal the show, and his deft handling of tragedy and its effects on an insular town. While the story is dark at times, love, sacrifice, and the bonds of friendship and family shine through ultimately offering hope and even redemption.

— Publishers Weekly

Another solid offering from bestselling Swedish author Backman, with many parallels for American readers and small towns everywhere.

— Library Journal