At this point in my life as a book buyer, there is just about nothing that gets me as excited as a new Fredrik Backman book. Backman is a true master of words. Theres just something about the way that he writes that is gripping, heartbreaking, and intensely beautiful. Theres just a warmth that emanates from the words on the page, even though hes talking about hockey, ice, and snow. Beartown contains a very powerful story that at its root is all about humanity. There are good humans in this world and bad humans. And humans that are sometimes good and sometimes bad. But we are all still humans that are typically dealing with a certain amount of grief and strife. Its a book about standing up for what is right, even when its difficult. It will be perfect for book clubs and lovers of his other works. Am I gushing at this point? Im probably gushing. But Beartown is so totally worth it.
In a forgotten town fractured by scandal, an amateur hockey team might just be able to change everything. By the New York Times best-selling author of A Man Called Ove.