“Never trust people who don’t have something in their lives that they love beyond all reason.” – Fredrik Backman


Written by Fredrik Backman

Published April 25, 2017

Written by Fredrik Backman and published April 25, 2017, Beartown, is the story of a tiny Swedish community whose lives revolve around a declining hockey team. However, there is hope for the town in form of Kevin Erdahl a junior and star hockey player until one night at a party he rapes a 15-year-old girl who happens to be the ice hockey club’s manager.

Like most of Backman’s work, Beartown, is beautifully written and is a character study into the human psyche. Backman has a true gift for captivating his audience with how he develops his characters.  That said this book does lack his whimsical prose and clearly has difficult moments to endure while reading.

Beartown made the list for “My Favorite Books of 2021”. Read about the other books on my list at booksandmischief.com