Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown is in the middle of a forest which is in the middle of nowhere. Yet, at the heart of the town is the junior hockey team which promises to haul Beartown out of ignominy and place it amongst the elite of the hockey world. When a young girl is traumatized by a violent act the town is thrown into turmoil and the promise of glory is threatened. A beautifully written book – you need not love hockey to love Beartown and reap the lessons it has to offer.