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Beartown

(2017)
(The Scandal)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestseller . The #1 New York Times 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.

"You'll love this engrossing novel." - People

"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....A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit." - Kirkus Reviews

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Fredrik Backman's Beartown


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Scandal
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8657-5 / 978-0-7181-8657-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Beartown (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4104-9812-3 / 978-1-4104-9812-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Beartown: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6076-1 / 978-1-5011-6076-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Beartown - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-7569-6 / 978-1-5011-7569-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-6310-8 / 978-1-5011-6310-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-7635-8 / 978-1-5011-7635-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Scandal
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8658-3 / 978-0-7181-8658-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-3097-8 / 978-1-5082-3097-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-3152-4 / 978-1-5082-3152-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Scandal
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

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

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


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