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Beartown

A Novel

Fredrik Backman

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Beschreibung

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. 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.

PRAISE FOR BEARTOWN

"Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic. . . There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor. . .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

Backman, Fredrik
Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove (soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks), My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, as well as two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Twitter @BackmanLand or on Instagram @backmansk.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 432
Erscheinungsdatum 06.02.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5011-6077-6
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 21/13.6/3.2 cm
Gewicht 326 g

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Loved it
von Anatolia am 09.12.2019

Recommend this to everyone who appreciates a good character driven story. Backman does not fail to make you feel like being a member of the small community of Beartown. You witness how the different people of Beartown deal with themes like trauma, loss, racism, homophobia, misogyny - how they eventually learn to find their place... Recommend this to everyone who appreciates a good character driven story. Backman does not fail to make you feel like being a member of the small community of Beartown. You witness how the different people of Beartown deal with themes like trauma, loss, racism, homophobia, misogyny - how they eventually learn to find their place in a community that values tradition and is trying nothing but to survive in the midst of the wilderness. The love between certain characters is so beautifully conveyed that it moved me to tears. As in "A Man Called Ove" the focus is on a deeper connection between them - on gratitude, loyalty, friendship and appreciation. Backman is an author who does not give you a superficial story but rather a story that feels real, authentic and reflects the lives of so many. I love all of Backman's works - this one especially.

100% recommend it, just not for public reading
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 10.09.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

This book ripped me to shreds. It made me cry in a train station. I do not recommend this for public transportation, but I do recommend it for everyone to read. I had some issues with the pacing of the novel but overall the story touched me so deeply that I still gave it the highest rating. And I think it is best to go into it, ... This book ripped me to shreds. It made me cry in a train station. I do not recommend this for public transportation, but I do recommend it for everyone to read. I had some issues with the pacing of the novel but overall the story touched me so deeply that I still gave it the highest rating. And I think it is best to go into it, without knowing anything about it!

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