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Fredrik Backman, author of Beartown

A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, Beartown 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 semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

Summer Reading 2017: May Prize Books

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown is a small community on the brink of disappearing into the surrounding forest as the town loses more and more young people and commerce to the larger surrounding towns. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, home of the hockey club that has long been the sole source of entertainment and pride for the townspeople, and the only possible ticket out of town for the young men who grew up playing hockey there.

Week of February 5, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of February 5th include George Saunders' Man Booker Prize-winning novel, LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented; BEARTOWN, Fredrik Backman's instant New York Times bestseller about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything; UNRAVELING OLIVER by debut novelist Liz Nugent, a complex and disturbing psychological thriller about how and why a human being transforms into a sociopath; and Lynne Olson's LAST HOPE ISLAND, a groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler.