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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
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Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman


An apartment open house becomes a life-or-death situation when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. Each carries a lifetime of grievances, 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.


From The Washington Post:

"Captures the messy essence of being human...It's clever and affecting."


From NPR:

"The perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching."