Fredrik Backman is a Swedish writer best known for his books (A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, etc.) Today, I’m talking about one of his most recent works “Beartown,” a book that focuses on a small town’s relationship with ice hockey and the interwoven lives of the people who live there. Spoiler alert: I think this book is great, and I hope you do too. There are a ton of themes and ideas that come up in Beartown, but the one I’m most excited to discuss is loyalty. Is loyalty always a good thing? What happens when we misplace it? These are the questions Backman asks in the Beartown narrative – and just a few of the ones he answers as well.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- Beartown by Fredrik Backman
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
- Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman