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Anxious People (2019)

de Fredrik Backman

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Fiction. Literature. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

"[A] quirky, big-hearted novel...Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure." ??People

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant 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. 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.

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.

Rich with Fredrik Backman's "pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature" (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope??the things that save us, even in the most an
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If I could give this book 100 stars I would, it made me laugh, it made me cry, it had me guessing. This is heartfelt and anyone and everyone could relate. I love this book so much I would recommend it to the world, it should be part of the reading curriculum in schools and even if you hate reading, you should read this book. Fredrik touched on issues so many of us go through and others don't even think twice about. If you have not read this book pick it up and if you are into audiobooks listen to the audiobook, I listened to the audiobook as well and oh man, talk about getting then Way to the lives of these characters was just perfect. Absolutely loved this book. ( )
  Enid007 | Feb 29, 2024 |
2024-02-22: I haven't finished the first chapter and it's already impressed me with diagnosis of the human condition and the humor used in the diagnosis. My second Backman book and he's pushing everything else off the to-read list.

2024-02-25: I'm at 52% and have I've gone ahead and given it five stars. I hated the bits with Zara because she's a dipshit but this book is hilarious and full of improbable twists and turns and I'm still willing to accept because they're funny and not outrageous. At the same time he's got a great grip on the human condition. And so many great lines.

2024-02-26: The advanced 5-star rating was incorrect but a 6th star is not available. Do I need to downgrade A Man Called Ove in order to indicate the difference?

This was excellent, read it now and learn things. And then that finish! He hit the perfect ending over and over. You'd think it was done and then turn the page to find there was another chapter. And another, and another. ( )
  Awfki | Feb 26, 2024 |
Mr. Backman does it again with a curious little tale of a bank robbery gone wrong - and yet does it? I love how the author can take difficult situations or characters and then show how basic human goodness makes all the difference in the lives of people who feel desperate. Two thumbs up! ( )
  tjsjohanna | Feb 19, 2024 |
Such a quirky lovely book with so much heart. I enjoyed how the author played with us while developing his characters, not drawing straight lines at all, but pulling it all together so beautifully. I look forward to reading his other books, but now I have such high expectations that I hope I will be as equally enchanted with them as with this one. ( )
  asendor | Feb 15, 2024 |
This is the best book I have read in quite a while. I loved the characters and the story. I think everyone should be able to relate to the people are idiots theme. It's a wonderful thing when a series of bad decisions yields such lovely results. I'll definitely look for more books by this author. ( )
  Woodardja | Jan 30, 2024 |
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This book is dedicated to the voices in my head, the most remarkable of my friends.

And to my wife, who lives with us.
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. . . most of us remain strangers, we never know what we do to each other, how your life is affected by mine.
The real estate agent looks at him, and thinks he looks like a person who's had his sense of humor amputated.
The older police officer squints at the real estate agent. He's gotten into the habit of doing that when he encounters, incomprehensible individuals, and a lifetime of almost constant squinting, has given the skin under his eyes, something of the quality of soft ice cream.
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Fiction. Literature. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

"[A] quirky, big-hearted novel...Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure." ??People

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant 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. 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.

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.

Rich with Fredrik Backman's "pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature" (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope??the things that save us, even in the most an

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