Beartown : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Atria Books hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Notes:
      Translated from the Swedish.
    • Other Titles:
      Bjornstad. English
    • ISBN:
      9781501160769
      1501160761
    • Accession Number:
      2017000377
    • Accession Number:
      ocn956959304
      956959304
    • Accession Number:
      fay.525977
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BACKMAN, F.; SMITH, N. Beartown : a novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Atria Books, 2017. ISBN 9781501160769. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Backman F, Smith N. Beartown : A Novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977. Accessed July 8, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Backman F, Smith N. Beartown : A Novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books; 2017. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977
    • APA:
      Backman, F., & Smith, N. (2017). Beartown : a novel (First Atria Books hardcover edition.). Atria Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. 2017. Beartown : A Novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977.
    • Harvard:
      Backman, F. and Smith, N. (2017) Beartown : a novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Backman, F & Smith, N 2017, Beartown : a novel, First Atria Books hardcover edition., Atria Books, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown : A Novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition., Atria Books, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown : A Novel. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Backman F, Smith N. Beartown : a novel [Internet]. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Atria Books; 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.525977