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The Resource Beartown, Fredrik Backman

Beartown, Fredrik Backman

Label
Beartown
Title
Beartown
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman
Title variation
  • Bear town
  • Scandal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York Times bestseller The #1 New York Times 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. "You'll love this engrossing novel." ? People "Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic....There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor....A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit." ? Kirkus Reviews 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
Member of
Summary
Backman’s most complex novel to date takes place in the small, hockey-crazed village of Beartown. He deftly weaves together the stories of the players, the coaches, the parents, and the fans as Beartown’s hockey team chases its dream of winning a championship. Weighty themes are explored. How high a price is too high for success? How deadly is silence? Who can you trust with your secrets? How far will you compromise your beliefs in the name of friendship? There are no easy answers. A great book club choice. -- Janet Lockhart for LibraryReads
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Tone
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556841
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Beartown
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501160783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
56E9F46D-0BC1-4098-9EBB-E8B0742D80F5
System control number
  • 472546
  • 472546
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Beartown, Fredrik Backman
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501160783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
56E9F46D-0BC1-4098-9EBB-E8B0742D80F5
System control number
  • 472546
  • 472546
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

Library Locations

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      32.4772 -84.9441
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