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The Resource Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Label
Beartown : a novel
Title
Beartown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Title variation
  • Bear town
  • Scandal
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. 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"--
Member of
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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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Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556841
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.73/8
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 : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2914199
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn968151834
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501160783
Lccn
2017000383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
56E9F46D-0BC1-4098-9EBB-E8B0742D80F5
System control number
(OCoLC)968151834
Label
Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2914199
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn968151834
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501160783
Lccn
2017000383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
56E9F46D-0BC1-4098-9EBB-E8B0742D80F5
System control number
(OCoLC)968151834

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