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Beartown [sound recording] : a novel /

by Backman, Fredrik [author.]; Ireland, Marin [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York, NY : Encore, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781508249092; 1508249091.Uniform titles: Björnstad. English.Subject(s): Hockey players -- Fiction | Scandals -- Fiction | Sweden -- Fiction | Audiobooks | Audiobooks | Fiction | AudiobooksRead by Marin Ireland.Summary: 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.
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads - BookBrowse - Goodreads <p> "You'll love this engrossing novel." -- People <p> The 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. <p>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. <p>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. <p> 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.

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Read by Marin Ireland.

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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.

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Library Journal Review

Swedish author Backman's novels tackle serious subjects-isolated aging in A Man Called Ove, death and responsibility in My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, abandonment in Britt-Marie Was Here, dementia in And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer-gleefully softened with undeniable humor and charm. Beartown is different: despite glimmers of familiar playfulness, Backman has undoubtedly gone dark. In shrinking Beartown, ice hockey provides the only hope that the isolated community might have a future. But when the junior team's star player rapes the team manager's 15-year-old daughter, taking sides proves inevitable. Some call foul against the victim, claiming her accusation a publicity stunt; others champion the truth at the risk of their own safety. Marin Ireland here showcases a controlled-to-frantic-to-resigned virtuosic range similar to that which made her so memorable as the -Princetonite-turned-terrorist in Homeland's opening season. Beyond her affecting vocal modulations, Ireland embodies more nuanced moments: breaking points, reversals of parent/child roles, unbearable rage, shattering disappointments. VERDICT Backman scores big with such a powerfully affecting narrator. Highly recommended. ["Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman, with many parallels for American readers and small towns everywhere": LJ 4/1/17 review of the Atria hc.]-Terry Hong, Smithsonian BookDragon, -Washington, DC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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