In a small community struggling to survive, a junior ice hockey team brings hope to the people of Beartown. But when a violent act shakes the town and a young girl is traumatized, accusations fly and secrets are revealed, tearing the town apart. A powerful tale of courage, sacrifice, and redemption, Beartown explores themes of moral failure, groupthink, and the strength of individuals to go against the grain. From the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s Beartown is a must-read for fans of Friday Night Lights and anyone who loves stories of resilience in the face of adversity.
First Published in 2016
2018-06-12T21:11:00.000ZFathers Day Book 1: “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman. Terrific, disturbing speed-read about hockey’s grip on a small Swedish town, and how the addiction to the game warps good people. Sports are fun. Sports are not life. Great lessons here. Could not put this book down. – source