AARP Hawaii Book Club - Bear Town by Frederik Backman

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020
From 5:30pm to 7pm Hawaii Time

Zoom
Online

Contact: AARP HI

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AARP Hawaii Book Club

Beartown

by Frederik Backman

Join other AARP members in a fun book discussion via Zoom. The first 10 people to sign up will receive a free kindle edition copy of the book or paperback if you register by 11/10/20.

Book Description:

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.

Need Special Accommodation?

Sprint Relay may be able to provide close captioning for you if you need it to participate in the webinar. Please contact Jackie Boland, AARP Community Outreach Director, as soon as possible to request this service. Email: jboland@aarp.org or call 808-545-6003.





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