The Bibliofile Book Club Pick

the bibliofile book club fall 2020 anxious people by frederik backman

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.

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Summary and Synopsis from the Bibliofile


Anxious People: A Novel
Fredrik Backman

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, 2020

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contemporary book club mystery

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