Beartown

A Novel

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Pub Date 25 Apr 2017 | Archive Date Not set

Description

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

From the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People, Fredrik Backman captivates readers 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.
“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

From the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People, Fredrik Backman captivates readers with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town...

A Note From the Publisher

Please note that BEARTOWN is on sale 4/25/17. We'd love for you to share early reviews on Goodreads.com and B&N.com, as well as provide your Netgalley feedback with links. For all blog reviews, please hold until March. With any questions about timing, please contact atriapublicity@simonandschuster.com. Enjoy!

Please note that BEARTOWN is on sale 4/25/17. We'd love for you to share early reviews on Goodreads.com and B&N.com, as well as provide your Netgalley feedback with links. For all blog reviews...


Advance Praise

" Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction. A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman's latest will resonate a long time." (Kirkus Reviews)

" Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps...


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