Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Staff Picks - Beartown by Fredrik Backman (Adult Fiction)

Just when I thought I couldn't love Fredrik Backman more, he gives us Beartown. At first glance, it appears to be a hockey novel, and it is, but it is so much more. This is the story of a small, cold, isolated town in Sweden whose citizens desperately pin their hopes and dreams on the Beartown Bears to pull off a miracle on ice, finally giving their town bragging rights and the recognition it deserves. Is it too much pressure for the young amateur team? This is Backman's "meatiest" book so far, with a disturbing scandal that may shock readers of other Backman novels.

Beth Moore
Information Specialist