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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestseller • The #1 New York Times 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. “You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People “Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic....There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor....A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human s...
I was putting this book off because the premise didn't really appeal to me but as soon as I began, I loved it. It didn't turn out to be about what I expected and then surprised me again several times throughout the book but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The author does a good job of using Beartown and the residents' relationship with hockey to demonstrate the inherent messiness of life. Life here, like everywhere, is lived out in shades of gray. This is a character-driven novel, so a reader looking for a lot of action might find the story to be slow moving. Recommended for readers who enjoy literary fiction.