A NoveleBook - 2017
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Book to be discussed on August 7, 2018, at 7 p.m., Douglas County Libraries in Parker
DCLadults Dec 22, 2017
Another wonderful book from Fredrik Backman, whose "A Man Called Ove" was one of the most popular books of 2014. Available in book, audiobook CD, Playaway, e-book, and e-audiobook formats.
A town obsessed with hockey is slowly dying from economic decay. But the junior hockey team is going to the nationals and that’s all that matters, right? Wrong! One night changes everything.
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“She’s fifteen, above the age of consent, and he’s seventeen, but he’s still “the boy” in every conversation. She’s “the young woman”.
Words are not small things.”
― Fredrik Backman, Beartown
"There's a thin line between living and surviving, but there's one positive side effect of being both romantic and very competitive: you never give up." -p.123
“Community is the fact that we work toward the same goal, that we accept our respective roles in order to reach it. Values is the fact that we trust each other. That we love each other…. For me, culture is as much about what we encourage as what we actually permit.” - p. 210
“People sometimes say that sorrow is mental but longing is physical. One is a wound, the other an amputated limb, a withered petal compared to a snapped stem. Anything that grows closely enough to what it loves will eventually share the same roots. We can talk about loss, we can treat it and give it time, but biology still forces us to live according to certain rules: plants that are split down the middle don’t heal, they die.” - p. 138
“One of the plainest truths about towns and individuals is that they usually don’t turn into what we tell them to be, but what they are told they are.” - p. 73
“Sports creates complicated men, proud enough to refuse to admit their mistakes, but humble enough always to put their team first.” - p. 58
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