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Fredrik Backman

In Beartown, Sweden, a tiny community nestled deep in the forest, there is cause for celebration. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. A sympathetic portrait of a community in upheaval from the author of the mega-selling A Man Called Ove (2014).