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From Library Staff
Emotionally charged book! Character driven and simply awesome!
Canada is hockey, and to Beartown, hockey is all that's keeping the town going as employment and population falls. What happens when a star hockey player is accused of a terrible crime?
ArapahoeKati May 15, 2017
The first book I've read this year that really earned its 5 stars. Beartown isn't just about hockey. It's about family and loyalty. The prose is beautiful and several times I had tears in my eyes. If you want to read one astounding fiction novel this year, make it this.
The first book I've read this year that really earned its 5 stars. "Beartown" isn't just about hockey; it's about family and loyalty. The prose is beautiful and several times I had tears in my eyes. If you want to read one astounding fiction novel this year, make it this. AL_KATI
A small Swedish town that lives and breathes hockey has set its heart on winning a national championship. Another insightful novel with unforgettable characters by the author of "A Man Called Ove."
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"there are few words that are harder to explain then "loyalty".Its always regarded as a positive characteristic, because a lot of people would say that many of the best things people do for earth other occur precisely because of loyalty. The only problem is that many of the very worst things we do to each other occur because of the same thing. " One of the many, many thoughts I loved in this book.
We become what we are told we are. Ana has always been told that she's wrong.
You've never been alone. You just need to be better at choosing the company you keep.
“She’s fifteen, above the age of consent, and he’s seventeen, but he’s still “the boy” in every conversation. She’s “the young woman”.
Words are not small things.”
― Fredrik Backman, Beartown
"There's a thin line between living and surviving, but there's one positive side effect of being both romantic and very competitive: you never give up." -p.123
“Community is the fact that we work toward the same goal, that we accept our respective roles in order to reach it. Values is the fact that we trust each other. That we love each other…. For me, culture is as much about what we encourage as what we actually permit.” - p. 210
“People sometimes say that sorrow is mental but longing is physical. One is a wound, the other an amputated limb, a withered petal compared to a snapped stem. Anything that grows closely enough to what it loves will eventually share the same roots. We can talk about loss, we can treat it and give it time, but biology still forces us to live according to certain rules: plants that are split down the middle don’t heal, they die.” - p. 138
“One of the plainest truths about towns and individuals is that they usually don’t turn into what we tell them to be, but what they are told they are.” - p. 73
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