PRAISE FOR THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME & OTHER STORIES
"It may make you shed tears, it may make you want to read it again and again, but it certainly will make you think. . . . The key to this collection may be The Deal of a Lifetime, but the other two tales are heartwarming, humorous, and thought-provoking—it’s Backman at his best."
— THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
"The Deal of a Lifetime is a profound and moving novella."
— TORONTO STAR
PRAISE FOR US AGAINST YOU
“This is a tale of the pitfalls of group mentality as well as the loss of an innocence we all take for granted—and it will grip you from start to finish.”
— CANADIAN LIVING
“Just as the cult TV hit Friday Night Lights wasn’t just about high-school football, this sequel to Beartown . . . is about more than small-town hockey. . . . Us Against You is a story of hopes, dreams, loyalty, friendship, and—after someone is left for dead—the lengths people will go to for the love of the game.”
— CHRIS DANIELS, Hello! Canada
PRAISE FOR BEARTOWN
“I wasn’t sure I would love a novel centred on hockey - but as with Friday Night Lights this is actually a story about people - about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men. I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book.”
— JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You
"Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction. A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman's latest will resonate a long time."
— KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Backman, a bestseller-list mainstay...returns with the story of a down-and-out town and its hopeful young hockey team...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."
“You’ll love this engrossing novel.”
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