The Resource Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith

Label
Beartown : a novel
Title
Beartown
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Title variation
Bear Town
Creator
Contributor
Author
Distributor
Translator
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"--
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TLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
B5513 2017
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Marin Ireland
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Neil,
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hockey stories
  • Scandals
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / General
  • Sweden
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Label
Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ED01332A-8592-45FC-9F93-87B119275947
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Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • unknown
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Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508230991
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
ED01332A-8592-45FC-9F93-87B119275947
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(TLC)erc0000538267
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Label
Beartown : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ED01332A-8592-45FC-9F93-87B119275947
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508230991
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
ED01332A-8592-45FC-9F93-87B119275947
System control number
(TLC)erc0000538267
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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