Beartown



Publisher: Atria Books in New York, USA

Written in English
Published: Pages: 418 Downloads: 277
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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages418
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Open LibraryOL26479360M
ISBN 109781501175701

Backman's new novel is set in a backwater Swedish town whose glory days are gone—except when it comes to hockey. In Beartown, hockey is everything, and the players on the boys' A-team have god-like status. But this isn't just a hockey story. One night after a huge win, the teens throw a raucous party to celebrate—and what happens there splinters the community.   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads - BookBrowse - Goodreads "You'll love this engrossing novel." -- People The 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. People say Beartown is finished/5(3).   This book will be available to the public tomorrow. Beartown is in crisis. The hockey team has been undone by the arrest of their star player for rape, and Maya, his victim, has been harassed endlessly as if she were the perpetrator. Book is (pbk.), written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. Description "In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a.

  Beartown (Björnstad #1) by Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith Published by Atria Books Publication date: April 25th Genres: Book Clubs, Contemporary, Fiction, Social Issues “You can’t live in this town, you can only survive it.” There’s only one thing you need to know about Beartown: hockey.4/5.   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads • BookBrowse • Goodreads “You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People The 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 say Beartown is finished. A tiny 4/5(79).   How exciting, then, that Beartown has a sequel. The highly anticipated Us Against You, is released today (you can read the description here)!The awesome perk of being obsessed with books and apart of the Bookstagram community, is getting to read books before they're officially released.   Given a smooth and pithy translation by Neil Smith, Beartown shuttles among a wide cast of local zealots, from driven teenage athletes to antacid-popping coaches to mucky-mucks on the club’s board of directors The obsession with winning is responsible for the novel’s thrills—in the fashion of underdog sports dramas, the games tend to be decided by last-minute 3/4(6).

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Fredrik Backman (Author) out of 5 stars 3, ratings. Book 1 of 2 in the Björnstad Series/5(K). BEARTOWN is way out yonder in the middle of a forest where winter temperatures reach sub-zero and hockey is the name of the game for its struggling residents.

You don't have to be a hockey fan, or sports fan for that matter, to read BEARTOWN, you only have to (once again) sit back and enjoy the superb and addictive story telling of Fredrik Backman/5(K). 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. Late one evening toward the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barreled shotgun, walked.

Beartown is a novel by Fredrik Backman. It is set in the eponymous town and focuses on the local junior hockey team. Set against the backdrop of a depressed town that is obsessed with the sport, it examines themes of parental control, the cost of keeping secrets, loyalty, family, and regret.

The novel unfolds over fifty chapters and is. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Backman, Fredrik. Beartown. Atria Books, In a small Swedish town called Beartown, the local juniors' hockey team is preparing for their semifinal game. The hockey team is the pride of the town, which is otherwise suffering a decline.

Customer Review: Book Clubs Everywhere Beartown book BEARTOWN, the Book Club Favorites October Pick. See full review. Simon & Schuster. Onsite Associates Program. Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. out of 5. 3, customer ratings. 5 star 70% 4 star 16% 3 star 8% /5(K). 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. Discover More Books You Might Like with B&N Book Graph™ Book Graph™ Discover unexpected Brand: Simon & Schuster Audio.

I haven't read it, but I sure will now, having just finished Beartown. The book is set in a tiny town in rural Sweden, nestled in a forest, where the winters Beartown book brutal, but ice hockey is the town's true love, and it makes the townspeople look forward eagerly to winter.

A nearby town is called Hed, and a large forest lies between the two. Beartown by Fredrik Backman We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Introduction Beartown is a small community on the brink of disappearing into the surrounding forest as the town loses more and more young people and commerce to the larger surrounding towns.

But down by the lake stands Released on: Febru   The same can be said for the memorable “Beartown.” Carol Memmott also reviews books for the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

Beartown By: Fredrik Backman. Publisher: Atria, pages. Beartown Summary Next. Beartown’s fortunes have been declining for years, with the town losing jobs, people, and even its position in the hockey standings. Now, thanks to a year-old star, the wealthy Kevin Erdahl, their junior team finally has a chance at a title.

A victory tomorrow could lead to a major economic reversal for the town. Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman’s latest will resonate a long time.

In Beartown, where the people are as "tough as the forest, as hard as the ice," the star player on the beloved hockey team is. Beartown Fredrik Backman, Atria Books pp. ISBN Summary 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. A New York Times bestseller, “Beartown” was shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Audie Award and the Goodreads Choice Awards in the U.S.

and Book of the Year Award in : Elsa Keslassy. Enter Fredrik Backman, whose novel “Beartown,” at No. 10 in its second week on the list, concerns a Swedish youth league team and its fraught place in a declining : Gregory Cowles.

Free download or read online Beartown pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in Septemberand was written by Fredrik Backman. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Kindle Edition format. The main characters of this fiction, contemporary story are,/5.

Beartown Athletics, Lebanon, Virginia. 1, likes 37 talking about this were here. Our mission is to build a community through functional fitness that is committed to living happier, 5/5(31). In Fredrik Backman's 'Beartown,' hockey rules. If the opposite of this muscle flexing would be a book with too little emotional content, we should be glad Backman has chosen this side of the.

— THE BOOK REPORTER “Consider this the Friday Night Lights of the ice rink Beartown has all the pleasures of a rainy-day matinee.” — USA TODAY “This story is a charmer.” — FORTH WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM “You don’t have to know hockey to enjoy this story; in fact, you might like it a little better if you don’t/5(3K).

Beartown Book Club Discussion Questions and Book Review. Beartown by Fredrik Backman is always one of my top book recommendations for book clubs. It’s appealing to a variety of readers and features intense subjects that are perfect for book club discussions. I’m sharing my book review of Beartown as well as a few Beartown book club.

Beartown Overview. Fredrik Backman's Beartown is a contemporary novel about the turmoil in a small Swedish town when the teenage star of the local hockey team is accused of rape by the daughter of the team's general manager.

The allegation reverberates through town, as no one wants to believe their golden boy could be capable of such heinous. Beartown is the (first published in September ) novel by Fredrik Backman, described as “dark contemporary”.It is the first book of the Björnstad series and told in an omniscient point of view.

It was well received, critically praised for its dark humour and universal observations. The story is about a remote town where hockey is the main thing that Chapters: The book was released by the Atria Books publication in the year According to author Fredrik, the story of this book is a hilarious and heartwarming one which revolves around a reluctant outsider in a small village.

She helps to bring. The New York Times Book Review _____ 'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest.

Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, $28, pages. Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown” was widely hailed as one of the best books of. Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart.

Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. The Beartown quotes below are all either spoken by Kira Andersson or refer to Kira Andersson.

For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).

Book Companion The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartown—an instant New York Times bestseller—about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.

Characters: Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars. Genre: Fiction. Discussion Questions: Beartown. Beartown by Fredrik Backman,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Beartown Book Book: Beartown. Author: Fredrik Backman. Edition: Kindle. This book discussion guide, has moved to my new website, Relevant Reads.

Please find all of my new book discussion guides there. at Febru. Book: Beartown Author: Fredrik Backman Edition: Kindle. Beartown is much darker than Backman’s prior novels, and presents many themes including a theme of abuse and how a town divides between who to believe.

It’s also a big novel in that the author develops over half a dozen characters fully and follows their lives in this small Swedish town. Beartown A Novel (Book): Backman, Fredrik: A "poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our .About the Book Beartown.

by Fredrik Backman. Beartown is a small community on the brink of disappearing into the surrounding forest as the town loses more and more young people and commerce to the larger surrounding towns. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, home of the hockey club that has long been the sole source of entertainment.