Book Club Favorite: Beartown This New York Times best-selling novel by Frederik Backman is character-rich, intriguing, and impossible to put down.
Posted on Oct 2, 2018 06:00am

By Simon Diamond Cramer

In the remote, fading community of Beartown, the last hope for a better tomorrow rests in its junior ice hockey team who have a shot at winning the national semi-finals. Under that burden and pressure, the game becomes a catalyst for a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized and the town in turmoil.

With Beartown, Fredrik Backman, the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Us Against You, captures a raw and relevant tale of a survivor’s bravery and a community’s last hopes—and the human costs of seeing those hopes realized.

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