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BookTalk Reviews Beartown

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Expired)
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48323 (248) 682-2120
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Phone: (248) 682-2120

As the February selection of the 2018 - 2019 BookTalk Series, the Friends of the West Bloomfield Twp Public Library are reviewing “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman on Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. and again on Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room of the West Bloomfield Twp Public Library.

 

The discussion leader for the selection is Dr. Steve Berman.

 

There is no charge to attend either program.

 

“Lest readers think hockey is the star here, it’s Backman’s rich characters that steal the show, and his deft handling of tragedy and its effects on an insular town. While the story is dark at times, love, sacrifice, and the bonds of friendship and family shine through ultimately offering hope and even redemption.” (Publishers Weekly)

 

“The sentimentally savvy Backman...takes a sobering and solemn look at the ways alienation and acceptance, ethics and emotions nearly destroy a small town and young people.” (Booklist)