The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed. A new location will open later this fall.

Beartown: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(10)
4 star
 
(9)
3 star
 
(6)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
NoveList Series:
Beartown volume 1.
Series:
Beartown volume 1
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
840L
Description
"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"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781501160769
9781509443871
9781501160776
9781432837846
9781501160783
9781508230984
9781410498120
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf1b2c970-1ba9-c371-787c-5495b9c7e22d
Grouping Titlebeartown
Grouping Authorfredrik backman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2023-09-24 05:30:54AM
Last Indexed2023-09-24 05:02:57AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_interest_level
UG
accelerated_reader_point_value
21
accelerated_reader_reading_level
5.8
auth_author2
Ireland, Marin
Smith, Neil
author
Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
author2-role
Findaway World, LLC
Ireland, Marin,narrator
Playaway Digital Audio
Smith, Neiltranslator
cloudLibrary
author_display
Backman, Fredrik
available_at_aacpl
Broadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Glen Burnie Library
Severna Park Library
collection_aacpl
ADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacpl
Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction
Broadneck Library - Audiobooks
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
Crofton Library - Adult Fiction
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Audiobooks
Edgewater Library - Adult Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Fiction
Linthicum Library - Adult Fiction
Online
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library - Adult Fiction
Severna Park Library - Audiobooks
Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
display_description
"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"--
format_aacpl
Book
Large Print
Playaway
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacpl
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
f1b2c970-1ba9-c371-787c-5495b9c7e22d
isbn
9781410498120
9781432837846
9781501160769
9781501160776
9781501160783
9781508230984
9781509443871
itype_aacpl
Adult General Fiction
Adult Playaway
Electronic Book
Large Print
last_indexed
2023-09-24T09:02:57.597Z
lexile_score
840
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl
CLOUD LIBRARY
FICTION (B)
Online OverDrive
PLAYAWAY FICTION (B)
owning_library_aacpl
Anne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl
Broadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Linthicum Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn
9781501160769
publishDate
2017
publisher
Atria Books
Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc
Findaway World, LLC
Simon & Schuster Audio
Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Beartown
series_with_volume
Beartown|1
subject_facet
Audiobooks
Community life -- Sweden -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Friendship -- Sweden -- Fiction
Hockey -- Tournaments -- Fiction
Hockey stories
Hockey teams -- Fiction
Hockey teams -- Sweden -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Sweden -- Ethics -- Fiction
Large type books
Life change events -- Fiction
Loyalty -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Scandals -- Fiction
Social values -- Sweden -- Fiction
Sweden -- Fiction
title_display
Beartown : a novel
title_full
Beartown
Beartown : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Beartown : a novel [eBook] / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Beartown A Novel
Beartown [large print] / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith
Beartown [playaway] / Fredrik Backman
title_short
Beartown
title_sub
a novel
topic_facet
Community life
Ethics
Fiction
Friendship
Hockey
Hockey stories
Hockey teams
Interpersonal relations
Life change events
Literature
Loyalty
Scandals
Social values
Tournaments

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:a137795831997302702568Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfMay 21, 2023S-PK
overdrive:56e9f46d-0bc1-4098-9ebb-e8b0742d80f51Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook9falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
overdrive:56e9f46d-0bc1-4098-9ebb-e8b0742d80f5-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook7falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
overdrive:ed01332a-8592-45fc-9f93-87b119275947-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books7falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
overdrive:ed01332a-8592-45fc-9f93-87b1192759471Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books8falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
external_econtent:ils:a17367421736742-1001OnlineCLOUD LIBRARYeBookeBook1falsetrueCLOUD LIBRARYhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-m65yuz9Available OnlineZ-ELIBRARY
ils:a133380531997107475857Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 03, 2023S-PK
ils:a133380531997107475907Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 10, 2023EAN
ils:a133380531997106680903Glen Burnie Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 31, 2023NCO
ils:a133380531997107475873Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 18, 2023EAN
ils:a133380531997400110672Edgewater Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 21, 2023EDG
ils:a133380531997087990685Edgewater Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 16, 2023EDG
ils:a133380531997107475899Crofton Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 28, 2023CRO
ils:a133380531997087990735Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 06, 2023S-PK
ils:a133380531997087990727Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 16, 2023S-PK
ils:a133380531997400110680Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 04, 2023EAN
ils:a133380531997107475865Linthicum Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 10, 2023LIN
ils:a133380531997087990693Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 05, 2023ANN
ils:a133380531997099259186Broadneck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutNov 06, 2020BDN
ils:a133380531997107494155Broadneck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfJun 09, 2023BDN
ils:a133380531997400110698Broadneck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 05, 2023BDN
ils:a133380531997087990701Broadneck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 04, 2023BDN
ils:a133380531997087990719Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 21, 2023S-PK
ils:a136932631997089723944Severna Park Library - AudiobooksPLAYAWAY FICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 19, 2023S-PK
ils:a136932631997089723977Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - AudiobooksPLAYAWAY FICTION (B)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 10, 2023EAN
ils:a136932631997089723951Broadneck Library - AudiobooksPLAYAWAY FICTION (B)1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 07, 2023BDN

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:a1377958Large PrintBooksLarge print editionEnglishThorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning2017689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
overdrive:56e9f46d-0bc1-4098-9ebb-e8b0742d80f5eBookeBookEnglishAtria Books2017
overdrive:ed01332a-8592-45fc-9f93-87b119275947eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio2017
external_econtent:ils:a1736742eBookeBookEnglishAtria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc20171 online resource
ils:a1333805BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover editionEnglishAtria Books2017418 pages ; 25 cm
ils:a1369326PlayawayAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishFindaway World, LLC[2017]1 audio media player (780 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.

scoping_details_aacpl

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a137795831997302702568On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:56e9f46d-0bc1-4098-9ebb-e8b0742d80f51Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:56e9f46d-0bc1-4098-9ebb-e8b0742d80f5-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ed01332a-8592-45fc-9f93-87b119275947-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ed01332a-8592-45fc-9f93-87b1192759471Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
external_econtent:ils:a17367421736742-1001Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107475857Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107475907On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997106680903On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107475873Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997400110672Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990685Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107475899On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990735Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990727Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997400110680On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107475865Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990693On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997099259186Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997107494155On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997400110698Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990701On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a133380531997087990719On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a136932631997089723944Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a136932631997089723977Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a136932631997089723951On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue