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The winners : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798885780216
  • Physical Description: 839 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Sweden in 2021 by Forum as Vinnarna.
Summary, etc.:
"Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich, two young people who left in search of a life far from the forest town, 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. 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's parents, Peter and Kira, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English, translated from Swedish.
Subject: Hockey teams > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Storms > Fiction.
Corruption > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Alienation (Social psychology) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Hockey stories.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Sports fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 18 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 3 current holds with 18 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford On Order (Text) acq1183373 Acquisitions On order -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ALP BAC bk.3 Beartown (Text) 33260000590803 Adult Large Type Available -
Brookfield Library F/BACKMAN LARGE PRINT (Text) 34029154492150 Adult New Large Type Checked out 12/20/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC BAC (Text)
Series: Beartown, 3
34014149498017 Adult New Large Type Checked out 12/27/2022
Derby Public Library LP FIC BAC (Text)
Digital Bookplate/Donation note: Purchased through the Cohen Family Book Fund
34047150646710 Adult Fiction Large Type In transit -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven LTE F BACKMAN (Text) 31953154046273 Adult Fiction Large Type In transit -
Milford Public Library On Order (Text) acq1204130 Acquisitions On order -
New Milford Public Library LP F BACKM (Text) 34021153009929 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text) acq1172255 Acquisitions On order -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield On Order (Text) acq1207550 Acquisitions In process -
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