Fall 2020 Pick
Anxious People by Frederik Backman
Review from The Bibliofile: Anxious People is uplifting and comedic book with an entertaining mystery element mixed in. I thought this book was pretty delightful and fun.
Anxious People is about a failed bank robbery that turns an apartment viewing into a hostage situation and the subsequent investigation into it. The victims are argumentative and difficult, the bank robber is distraught and the realtor is incompetent. But when a gunshot goes off and the police find an apartment covered in blood, things get serious.
It’s a darkly comedic, yet also lighthearted story about a group of impossible people that are all stuck together, about empathy and battles we are all fighting, about people’s struggles and hopes and dreams, and about a missing bank robber that the police can’t seem to track down.
What It's About: A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined
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...Publication Date: September 8, 2020Publication Date: 4