Beartown : a novel
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Contributors
Smith, Neil translator.
Published
New York : Atria Books, [2017].
ISBN
9781501160769, 1501160761, 9781501178573, 1501178571, 9781501160776, 150116077X, 9781405930208, 1405930209
Lexile measure
840L
Rating
840L
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NOVEL BACKMAN BEARTOWN 1
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TEEN NOVEL BACKMAN
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Format
Book
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
418 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
UPC
9781501160769
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure
840

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General Note
Translation of: Bjornstad.
Description
"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything."--,Provided by publisher.
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Winning a junior ice hockey championship means everything to the residents of Beartown, a struggling community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and an steadily encroaching wilderness. Victory could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. Victory would mean everything to outcast Amat, to golden boy and star player Kevin, and to dedicated general manager Peter, whose own professional hockey career ended too early. When scandal erupts following a drunken celebration after a key win, no resident is unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern.--,Provided by publisher.
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"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
840L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,21,196751.
Language
Translated from the Swedish.
Awards
2019 Lincoln Award Nominee

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Backman, F., & Smith, N. (2017). Beartown: a novel (First Atria books hardcover edition.). Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. 2017. Beartown: A Novel. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. Beartown: A Novel New York: Atria Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown: A Novel First Atria books hardcover edition., Atria Books, 2017.

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