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Beartown

(2017)
(The Scandal)
(The first book in the Beartown series)
A novel by

 
 
Look out for ANXIOUS PEOPLE, the new novel by Fredrik Backman and INSTANT #1 New York Times bestseller!

***Beartown is now a MAJOR HBO TV series, coming to UK screens in 2021***

'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown and felt ripped apart by the events in the book'
JOJO MOYES

'I couldn't put it down. Heart-rending and engrossing' 5***** Reader Review
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In a large Swedish forest, Beartown hides a dark secret . . .

Cut-off from everywhere else, it experiences the kind of isolation that tears people apart.

And each year, more and more of the town is swallowed by the forest.

Then the town is offered a bright new future.

But it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act.

It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done.

Who will speak up?

Could you stand by and stay silent?

Or would you risk everything for justice?

Which side would you be on?

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'A mature, compassionate novel'Sunday Times

'You'll love this engrossing novel'People

'You know a book is good when you don't want it to end' 5***** reader review

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I wasn't sure I would love a novel centred on hockey - but as with Friday Night Lights this is actually a story about people - about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men. I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book." - Jojo Moyes


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Library Binding

Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5311-5692-4 / 978-1-5311-5692-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8657-5 / 978-0-7181-8657-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beartown (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4104-9812-3 / 978-1-4104-9812-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beartown: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6076-1 / 978-1-5011-6076-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beartown - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-7569-6 / 978-1-5011-7569-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bear Town
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-7857-1 / 978-1-5011-7857-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-982114-35-5 / 978-1-982114-35-0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-6051-6 / 978-1-5082-6051-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4059-3020-9 / 978-1-4059-3020-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beartown (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4328-3784-2 / 978-1-4328-3784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6310-8 / 978-1-5011-6310-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beartown: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6077-X / 978-1-5011-6077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8976-0 / 978-0-7181-8976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8977-9 / 978-0-7181-8977-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8658-3 / 978-0-7181-8658-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-7635-8 / 978-1-5011-7635-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beartown: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-4909-1 / 978-1-5082-4909-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-3097-8 / 978-1-5082-3097-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-3152-4 / 978-1-5082-3152-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Beartown: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon