Please note that this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be bought instore or by scrolling down and using the Eventbrite form. Please also be sure to note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at the Wellesley Community Center at 219 Washington Street, Wellesley.
The ticket price INCLUDES a copy of Fredrik's new book "Beartown." You can pick up your book at the event or in advance at Wellesley Books (82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA) anytime after its release on April 25th by presenting your ticket confirmation to one of our cashiers.
If you choose to buy the book without the ticket and then later decide you want to go to the event, you can buy a ticket instore for $5 by presenting your book purchase receipt. For any questions, call the store at 781-431-1160.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. His new novel, Beartown, will be published in April 2017.
*Buy your copy from Wellesley Books for the opportunity to meet Fredrik and have him sign your book.
This is a ticketed event. You can buy tickets instore, online by using the Evenbrite form below, or online by going to the Evenbrite page by clicking here.