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Beartown

(2017)
(The Scandal)
A novel by

 
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartown - an instant New York Times bestseller - about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.

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 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. "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" (Kirkus Reviews).

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

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 UK   


May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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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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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4059-3020-9 / 978-1-4059-3020-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4328-3784-2 / 978-1-4328-3784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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February 2018 : 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

Title: Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-7181-8976-0 / 978-0-7181-8976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   


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 & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   


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: Simon & Schuster Export
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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
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio CD

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: The Scandal
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Scandal
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Scandal: Published in the U.S. as Beartown
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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