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

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  • 50 of 81 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rockville Public Library. (Show preferred library)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rockville Public Library F BAC (Text to phone) 34035138910118 Adult Fiction In transit -
Ansonia Public Library FIC BACKMAN, FREDRIK (Text to phone) 34045126318315 Adult Fiction Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford YA Bac (Text to phone) 33110140751700 Young Adult Fiction In transit -
Beacon Falls Public Library FIC BAC (Text to phone) 33120000381118 Adult Fiction Available -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Bac Beartown; bk. 1 (Text to phone) 33160139708351 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/12/2019
Bethel Public Library F BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34030137428725 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/02/2019
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34000081207870 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34029140300194 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library TEEN F/BACKMAN (Text to phone) 34029145297403 Teen New Fiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC BACKMAN (Text to phone) 36937002146562 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. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2020.
Subject: Hockey stories.
Scandals > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Fiction.

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