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A brilliant and comforting read -- Matt Haig I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know * Buzzfeed * Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy -- AJ Pearce, bestselling author of <i>Dear Mrs Bird</i> Captures the messy essence of being human. It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry * Washington Post * I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way -- Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of <i>One Summer in Paris</i> A satisfying remedy for pandemic anxiety . . . It's laugh-out-loud funny and will help restore your faith in humanity * Independent Daily Edition * Witty, observant, and unpredictable . . . darkly humorous * Nouse * '19 New Books to Read in September' * E! Online * Another smash hit . . . With Backman's stunning characters combined with a closed-room mystery, this has all of the ingredients for a novel all your friends will be talking about -- Shane Mullen * Ebene Magazine * A surprisingly sweet tale. It's the perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and Fredrik Backman [...] has a way of simply yet elegantly describing relationships. We can all be idiots, but we're still all human beings worthy of connection and love * National Public Radio Book Concierge * Endearing . . . A surefooted insight into the absurdity, beauty and ache of life * Guardian * A master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives. He writes so humorously and poignantly about life, marriage, parenthood, love and death * USA Today * A quirky, big-hearted novel. Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure * People * An endlessly entertaining mood booster * Real Simple * This book examines how a shared event can change the course of many lives at once. And if you like strongly drawn characters and a mix of humor and heartbreak, this one's for you * The Skimm * A witty, lighthearted romp...Backman charms * Publishers Weekly * A deeply funny and warm examination of how individual experiences can bring a random group of people together. Backman reveals each character's many imperfections with tremendous empathy, reminding us that people are always more than the sum of their flaws * BookPage * A tight-knit, surprise-filled narrative. The brisk, absorbing action prompts meditation on marriage, parenting, responsibility, and global economic pressures. Comedy, drama, mystery, and social study, this novel is undefinable except for the sheer reading pleasure it delivers. Highly recommended * Library Journal (starred review) * Backman's latest novel focuses on how a shared event can change the course of multiple people's lives even in times of deep and ongoing anxiousness. A story with both comedy and heartbreak sure to please Backman fans * Kirkus Reviews * Brilliant, funny, and compassionate . . . wonderfully charming * Purple Revolver * A compassionate story of imperfect people doing the best they can to navigate life in an imperfect world * The Leader Wrexham * This book promises laughs, heartwarming drama, and a whole lot of madness, but at the heart of it is something we can all relate to: being human * InYourArea * Praise for Fredrik Backman * - * 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 * Surrounded by impenetrable forests, [Beartown] recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. This is a mature, compassionate novel * The Sunday Times *
Number 1 New York Times bestseller FREDRIK BACKMAN made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove - now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman's novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. Up to now, Fredrik Backman has written seven highly acclaimed novels, two heartfelt novellas about life and love, and one non-fiction book about parenthood. His books have sold more than 18 million copies in 46 languages and the Swedish film adaption of A Man Called Ove was nominated for two Academy Awards. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.