Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman is a funny and warm examination of how individual experiences can bring a random group of people together. Published by Atria Books, the book hit the shelves on 8th September 2020.

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Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

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Have you been feeling anxious? Fredrik Backman definitely has the cure! #AnxiousPeople (#1 Indie Next Pick, LibraryReads Hall of Famer and Book of the Month pick) is officially in stores today and reviewers are raving (very cool photo is from @kat.readsfantasy): "Ripe with dark humor, a layered tragicomedy…it’s clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry.” 𝗪𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭 "Endlessly entertaining mood booster." 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 “Comedy, drama, mystery, and social study…sheer reading pleasure.” 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 "Funny and poignant." 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 "[An] absurd, irreverent examination of the human condition, with winking pearls of wisdom” 𝐋𝐀 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐞 …and on and on! For those who had the chance to read early, who's your favorite character?

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Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

About the Author

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime, as well as one work of nonfiction, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World. His books are published in more than forty countries. His next novel, Anxious People, will be published in September 2020. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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