This novel by bestselling author Backman centers around
Beartown, a small town on the edge of the woods that is in
danger of disappearing due to encroaching trees. The town’s
hopes for survival are pinned on their junior ice hockey team
winning the national semi-finals. However, this story isn’t really about hockey, it’s about a small community, its hopes and secrets, and the bonds of family and friendship during times of turmoil.
Beartown, paperback, Washington Square Press, 415 pages,