Thoughts on Hockey and Parenting: A Literary Review of Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Here’s a teaser from my latest book review on Literary Mama

“Fredrik Backman likes to make people cry. His writing does not punch the reader in the arm and run away, but instead pulls at the most delicate sensibilities, the ones that stay tender from childhood through old age. He covers the loss of a spouse in A Man Called Ove, the loss of a grandparent in My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, the loss of expectations in Britt-Marie Was Here, and finally the loss of the mind in Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. He makes the reader long for what was, what could have been, and what may be if the world could live differently.

Backman’s new novel, Beartown,—a book about the culture of hockey in a hockey town—seemed a divergence from theme…”

Click the picture below to read the full review!

*Linking up with Meg who loves this book (I think) as much as I do and Amanda to Think Out Loud.

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