Author Fredrik Backman blesses us again with the eagerly anticipated third installment of the Beartown Trilogy. Be prepared to lose yourself in this enduring and exceptionally well-written story and to navigate this novel with characters that you’ll be so happy to see again.
Two years have passed since the events of Us Against You, and we find ourselves back in the small, hockey-captivated Swedish towns of Beartown and Hed. You don’t have to be a hockey fan to enjoy this novel because it’s so much more than hockey: It’s small-town living, toxic sports parents and corruption, politics and grief.
As always, Backman brings his greatest gift to this book, which is his ability to pull at his readers’ heartstrings and to introduce us to characters and stories that stay with us long after we’ve finished the final chapter.
Rachael Johnson is the assistant manager at Valley Bookseller. Find The Winners in-store or online at valleybookseller.com.