The Resource KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith

Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown : a novel
Title
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Title variation
  • Beartown
  • Book Club In a Bag : Beartown
  • KDL Bookclub In a Bag : Beartown
Title variation remainder
  • a novel
  • a novel
  • a novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
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"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Intended audience
840 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
B5513 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hockey stories
  • Scandals
  • Sweden
Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=kdl&curKID=28789
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes book group discussion questions, author biography, and author interview
Accompanying material
2 large print books + 1 book group discussion group materials + 1 green tote bag.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky283539106
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
12 books (418 pages ; 24 cm.) +
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : large print)
Lccn
2017000377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
yr 05/17
Label
KDL Book Club In a Bag : Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=kdl&curKID=28789
Publication
Note
Includes book group discussion questions, author biography, and author interview
Accompanying material
2 large print books + 1 book group discussion group materials + 1 green tote bag.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky283539106
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
12 books (418 pages ; 24 cm.) +
Isbn
9781410498120
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : large print)
Lccn
2017000377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
yr 05/17

Library Locations

  • KDL Alpine Twp. BranchBorrow it
    5255 Alpine Ave. NW, Comstock Park, MI, 49321, US
    43.0588446 -85.6909448
  • KDL Alto BranchBorrow it
    6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, MI, 49302, US
    42.8552688 -85.3829372
  • KDL Byron Twp. BranchBorrow it
    8191 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI, 49315, US
    42.8164386 -85.7240006
  • KDL Caledonia Twp. BranchBorrow it
    6260 92nd St. SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316, US
    42.7972909 -85.5064716
  • KDL Cascade Twp. BranchBorrow it
    2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US
    42.9117597 -85.5043438
  • KDL Comstock Park BranchBorrow it
    3943 W. River Dr. NE, Comstock Park, MI, 49321, US
    43.0338316 -85.6663571
  • KDL East Grand Rapids BranchBorrow it
    746 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI, 49506, US
    42.9494868 -85.6117855
  • KDL Englehardt (Lowell) BranchBorrow it
    200 N. Monroe St., Lowell, MI, 49331, US
    42.9357937 -85.33803309999999
  • KDL Gaines Twp. BranchBorrow it
    421 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49548, US
    42.8411386 -85.65376359999999
  • KDL Grandville BranchBorrow it
    4055 Maple St. SW, Grandville, MI, 49418, US
    42.9077791 -85.7646944
  • KDL Kentwood (Richard L. Root) BranchBorrow it
    4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI, 49508, US
    42.8734607 -85.5964298
  • KDL Krause Memorial (Rockford) BranchBorrow it
    140 E. Bridge St., Rockford, MI, 49341, US
    43.1195501 -85.5578189
  • KDL Nelson Twp. / Sand Lake BranchBorrow it
    88 Eighth St., Sand Lake, MI, 49343, US
    43.29286099999999 -85.521951
  • KDL Plainfield Twp. BranchBorrow it
    2650 5 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525, US
    43.0422594 -85.6034463
  • KDL Spencer Twp. BranchBorrow it
    14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, MI, 49326, US
    43.23882090000001 -85.36922059999999
  • KDL Tyrone Twp. BranchBorrow it
    43 S. Main St., Kent City, MI, 49330, US
    43.218661 -85.75156299999999
  • KDL Walker BranchBorrow it
    4293 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker, MI, 49534, US
    43.006789 -85.77478070000001
  • KDL Wyoming BranchBorrow it
    3350 Michael Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI, 49509, US
    42.9035071 -85.6940628
Processing Feedback ...