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Beartown : a novel

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"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"--

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  • 9 of 30 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 30 total copies.
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Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Arcade Free Library FIC BACKM (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300414059
Available
-
Avon Free Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300449657
Checked out
12/11/2017
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Backman (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300109580
Checked out
12/05/2017
Bristol Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300031873
In transit
-
Caledonia Library Association FIC BAC L (Text)
Lease
52135300283315
Checked out
12/11/2017
Clifton Springs Library Fic Bac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300322735
In transit
-
Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC BACKMAN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000218148
Checked out
11/25/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library BACKMAN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300851570
Checked out
11/29/2017
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300327056
In transit
-
Lima Public Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000987576
Checked out
12/13/2017
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