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Book Beartown

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-03-23
  • ISBN : 1982177977
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read book Beartown written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-03-23 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A poignant story of a hockey town paralyzed by scandal. Jobs are disappearing and Beartown is slowly dying, so for its citizens, hockey is everything. This is the story not just of hockey, but of a 15-year-old named Maya Andersson, whose father, Peter, the general manager of the hockey club, loves hockey, but loves his family more. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Erdahl is the star of Beartown, with a chance to go professional. One night, after a huge win, Maya goes to a raucous party at Kevin's house and is thrilled at his attention, but things get out of hand, and what takes place changes Beartown forever.

Book The Winners

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-09-27
  • ISBN : 1982112816
  • Pages : 688 pages

Download or read book The Winners written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown with this “engrossing page-turner” (Woman’s World) about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People and A Man Called Ove. Over the course of two weeks, everything in Beartown will change. Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there’s something about this place that prevents it. The destruction caused by a ferocious late-summer storm reignites the old rivalry between Beartown and the neighboring town of Hed, a rivalry which has always been fought through their ice hockey teams. Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich, two young people who left in search of a better life, come home and joyfully reunite with their closest childhood friends. There is a new sense of optimism and purpose in the town, embodied in the impressive new ice rink that has been built down by the lake. Maya’s parents, meanwhile, are caught up in an investigation of the hockey club’s murky finances, and Amat—once the star of the Beartown team—has lost his way after an injury and a failed attempt to get drafted into the NHL. Simmering tensions between the two towns turn into acts of intimidation and then violence. All the while, a fourteen-year-old boy grows increasingly alienated from this hockey-obsessed community and is determined to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for his beloved sister’s death. He has a pistol and a plan that will leave Beartown with a loss that is almost more that it can stand. Discover what it means to forgive with this “hell of a conclusion to an outstanding series” (Booklist, starred review).

Book Us Against You

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2019-05-28
  • ISBN : 1982115548
  • Pages : 496 pages

Download or read book Us Against You written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 2019-05-28 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Fredrik Backman, New York Times bestselling author of Beartown, comes a heart-wrenching story of the ways loyalty, friendship, and love carry a small community through its darkest days. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local junior hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. As the tension between the two towns simmers, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to try to save the Beartown club. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more heated. As the big game between Beartown and Hed approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and colour our communities. Compelling and heartbreaking, it’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions and a showcase for “Fredrik Backman’s pitch-perfect dialogue and unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness).

Book Sarah s Shadow

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nick Jones
  • Publisher : Full Media Ltd
  • Release : 2017-12-06
  • ISBN : 0993079490
  • Pages : 34 pages

Download or read book Sarah s Shadow written by Nick Jones and published by Full Media Ltd. This book was released on 2017-12-06 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you could change something about yourself, would you do it? When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn't have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy?

Book A Man Called Ove

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • ISBN : 1476738033
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book A Man Called Ove written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a major motion picture A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks! #1 New York Times bestseller—more than 3 million copies sold! 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 neighbor 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 story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. Fredrik Backman’s beloved first novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

Book Bear About Town

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stella Blackstone
  • Publisher : Barefoot Books
  • Release : 2019-09-01
  • ISBN : 1782859411
  • Pages : 27 pages

Download or read book Bear About Town written by Stella Blackstone and published by Barefoot Books. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Walk down to town with Bear and discover all the different businesses and settings. The rhyming text teaches days of the week, and is complemented by a full-spread map of the town at the end.

Book The Last Grand Duchess

Download or read book The Last Grand Duchess written by Bryn Turnbull and published by MIRA. This book was released on 2022-02-08 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Powerful and haunting . . . an intimate and unforgettable tale that transports the reader to the heart of Imperial Russia.” —Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba This sweeping novel takes readers behind palace walls to see the end of Imperial Russia through the eyes of Olga Nikolaevna Romanov, the first daughter of the last tsar Grand Duchess Olga Romanov comes of age amid a shifting tide for the great dynasties of Europe. But even as unrest simmers in the capital, Olga is content to live within the confines of the sheltered life her parents have built for her and her three sisters: hiding from the world on account of their mother’s ill health, their brother Alexei’s secret affliction, and rising controversy over Father Grigori Rasputin, the priest on whom the tsarina has come to rely. Olga’s only escape from the seclusion of Alexander Palace comes from the grand tea parties her aunt hosts amid the shadow court of Saint Petersburg—a world of opulent ballrooms, scandalous flirtation, and whispered conversation. But as war approaches, the palaces of Russia are transformed. Olga and her sisters trade their gowns for nursing habits, assisting in surgeries and tending to the wounded bodies and minds of Russia’s military officers. As troubling rumors about her parents trickle in from the front, Olga dares to hope that a budding romance might survive whatever the future may hold. But when tensions run high and supplies run low, the controversy over Rasputin grows into fiery protest, and calls for revolution threaten to end three hundred years of Romanov rule. At turns glittering and harrowing, The Last Grand Duchess is a story about dynasty, duty, and love, but above all, it’s the story of a family who would choose devotion to each other over everything—including their lives. Looking for more historical fiction from Bryn Turnbull? Don't miss The Woman Before Wallis. For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson.

Book Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook

Download or read book Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook written by Donald Maass and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-06-14 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Make Your Novel Stand Out from the Crowd! Noted literary agent and author Donald Maass has done it again! His previous book, Writing the Breakout Novel, offered novelists of all skill levels and genres insider advice on how to make their books rise above the competition and succeed in a crowded marketplace. Now, building on the success of its predecessor, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook calls that advice into action! This powerful book presents the patented techniques and writing exercises from Maass's popular writing workshops to offer novelists first-class instruction and practical guidance. You'll learn to develop and strengthen aspects of your prose with sections on: • Building plot layers • Creating inner conflict • Strengthening voice and point of view • Discovering and heightening larger-than-life character qualities • Strengthening theme • And much more! Maass also carefully dissects examples from real-life breakout novels so you'll lean how to read and analyze fiction like a writer. With authoritative instruction and hands-on workbook exercises, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook is one of the most accessible novel-writing guides available. Set your work-in progress apart from the competition and write your own breakout novel today!

Book The Deal of a Lifetime

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • ISBN : 150119349X
  • Pages : 96 pages

Download or read book The Deal of a Lifetime written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son before he makes the deal of a lifetime.

Book Things My Son Needs to Know about the World

Download or read book Things My Son Needs to Know about the World written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world. 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, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life, including: -How to find the team you belong to -Why airports explain everything about religion and war -The reason starting a band is crucial to cultivating and keeping friendships -How to beat Monkey Island 3 -Why, sometimes, a dad might hold onto his son’s hand just a little too tight This is an irresistible and insightful collection, perfect for new parents and fans of Backman’s “unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness). As he eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

Book The Night Sun

    Book Details:
  • Author : Zin E. Rocklyn
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2020-04-22
  • ISBN : 1250771315
  • Pages : 36 pages

Download or read book The Night Sun written by Zin E. Rocklyn and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2020-04-22 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zin E. Rocklyn's "The Night Sun" is a Tor.com Original horror story that speaks to the darkness that manifests around us and in ourselves — but moreover, how justice can be found through the blood. Content warning for fictional depictions of intimate partner violence, including physical assault. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Beartown

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • ISBN : 1982114355
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read book Beartown written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. 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 the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. 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. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

Book It s a Wonderful Death

Download or read book It s a Wonderful Death written by Sarah J. Schmitt and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you had one chance to change your future, would you? Now in paperback! Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She’ll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be? But with each changing moment, RJ’s life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. Is walking among the living worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years as an outcast?

Book And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

Download or read book And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer written by Fredrik Backman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A little book with a big heart—from the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People. “I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, and Anxious People 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. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Book In His Eyes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Julie Olivia
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2020-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781660845408
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book In His Eyes written by Julie Olivia and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unrequited crush? I've been there. Done that. Over it.Ian Chambers is a responsible, intelligent lawyer. But I've known Ian for nine years and I can tell you that responsibility does not equal likability. Ian's also an egotistical, teasing, blue-eyed, accidentally make-you-fall-for-him kind of man. And I want nothing to do with it, thank you very much.When he quit Treasuries Inc. eight months ago, I thought I was finally rid of him. But when I'm invited to a destination wedding as a bridesmaid and he's the best man in every sense of the word, it's not as easy to pretend he doesn't exist. And this week, he's dead-set on getting my attention just as he's tried to for almost a decade.If he looks at me with that cocky grin and those piercing eyes one more time, I might lose control. You could say that's a good thing. But you would be wrong.Ian Chambers can flirt with me as much as he wants, but I refuse to fall for his tricks...Again.In His Eyes is a full-length, stand-alone romantic comedy. It is the second book in the Into You Series.

Book A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

Download or read book A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear written by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling and published by PublicAffairs. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road. When they descended on Grafton, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws became meek suggestions, scarcely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton's neighbors: the bears. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. The bears smelled food and opportunity. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is the sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods. Complete with gunplay, adventure, and backstabbing politicians, this is the ultimate story of a quintessential American experiment -- to live free or die, perhaps from a bear.

Book Loose Units

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul F. Verhoeven
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release : 2018-07-30
  • ISBN : 1760143367
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book Loose Units written by Paul F. Verhoeven and published by Penguin Group Australia. This book was released on 2018-07-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Verhoeven's father, John, is a cop. Well, an ex-cop. Long since retired, John spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. Paul, however, is something of an artsy, sensitive soul who can’t understand why he doesn’t have the same heroism and courage as his dad. One day, John offers Paul the chance of a lifetime: he'll spill his guts, on tape, for the first time ever, and try to get to the bottom of this difference between them. What unfolds is a goldmine of true-crime stories, showing John’s dramatic (and sometimes dodgy) experience of policing in Sydney in the 1980s. The crims, the car chases, the frequent brushes with death and violence, and the grey zone between what’s ethical and what’s effective: finally Paul gets real insight into what’s formed his father’s character. Thrilling, fascinating and often laugh-out-loud funny, Loose Units is a high-octane adventure in policing, integrity and learning what your father is really all about.