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Beartown by Fredrik Backman - Meeting #1
October is going to be busy! At least two books, maybe three! Plus the local author in early November. First up, Beartown. Not sure about this one. Some smart people said it is good. I'm about 20% in and still wondering why. Either way, I paid for it, darn it, I'm going to finish it. Please try to find a free copy though, just in case... Like, don't pay for it, just in case. I warned you. Here is what it's about, from Amazon: "People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world." See you at the meeting. Early October: Bird Box - Josh Malerman - Link: Late October: Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King - Link: November : Local author night: The Weavers of Khro Atan by C. T. Blatchley - News of the World - Paulette Jiles No dates, but maybe this year: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Not so soon...

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