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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2017

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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: As a big hockey match approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks between the communities of Beartown and Hed pile up, leading to the death of a local resident. The people of both towns are forced to wonder if the game they love can ever return to something simple and honest.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BAC

Backman, Fredrik

Summary: From the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, a heartwarming and hilarious story of a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village and a woman who finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest of places.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BAC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Backman 2016

Backman, Fredrik

Summary: "Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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Backman, Fredrik

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: It's Christmas Even morning. Years ago a man abandoned his son to pursue professional success; now he wonders if it's too late to forge a relationship with him. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. When the man is given the chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed, he needs to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC BAC

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Backman

Backman, Fredrik

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don't expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they've always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it's a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BAC

Backman, Fredrik

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 an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. "Isn't that the best of all life's ages, an old man thinks as he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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Backman, Fredrik

1 hold on 13 copies

Summary: A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Bac

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Backman 2014

Backman, Fredrik

1 hold on 7 copies

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Backman, Fredrik

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Encore, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2014

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Backman, Fredrik

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Summary: "From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2015

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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, hailed as "a writer of astonishing depth [with] the remarkable ability to make you understand the feelings of each of a dozen different characters" (The Washington Times), a heart-wrenching story of how loyalty, friendship, and love carry a town through its darkest days. After everything that the citizens of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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Summary: Ove, a grumpy, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, decides to give up on life until an unlikely friendship develops with a boisterous young family that moves in next door.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2016

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3 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAN

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF Ma