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Anxious People

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Backman, Fredrik, Fiction / Backman, Fredrik 1 On Shelf 6 requests on 28 copies Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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"Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--title page verso.
Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.

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Anxious People submitted by jldetlefs on March 30, 2021, 10:53pm Fredrik Backman just keeps getting better and better. This quirky novel has it all - it is poignant, funny, yet deeply thought provoking about relationships, depression, suicide and society expectations. All wrapped up his incredible prose. It is almost like a play or a movie. It does go back and forth in time and is a bit disconcerting as to what is happening or what will - with exceptional plot twists, but all ends up well, but I loved it - so much so I am going to buy myself a copy - I want to highlight passages. Just a wonderful writer - best work ever. Laughed, cried and will reread it again.

Wonderfully touching submitted by Es Star on April 18, 2021, 2:59pm A great story. At first it seemed a bit silly, until you read further and realize what is going on.
I re-read it after I finished -- and loved it again. A marvelous fairy tale connecting us all.

Stupid? submitted by Linda Rama on July 27, 2021, 7:30pm It was a fairly silly read. I think there were so many stupid conversations going on and ridiculous characteristics of the people being written about , that maybe it should be the title. Is anyone really relating to these characters? Then yes go seek help! Good Luck!!!!!

Anxious people submitted by nmrhoads on July 27, 2021, 8:51pm This book was amazing. It made me cry. My favorite type of story is when all the people are connected and you slowly figure out how and why they all ended up in the same place at the precise time

Anxious People submitted by Margietime on June 15, 2022, 2:19pm This book hit home for me in so many ways. The author's descriptions of life were incredibly profound and, for me, entirely accurate. I laughed. I cried. I reflected. I highly recommend this book. You can find so much of yourself in the author's words.

Cast of quirky characters submitted by bjkoch on June 24, 2022, 11:19am fell in love with everyone. loved the story.

The BEST ending submitted by A2AE on June 30, 2022, 11:12am I actually didn't love A Man Called Ove, but I LOOOOOVED this book. I listened to the audio and loved the uniquely upfront unreliable narrator, the absolutely weird behaviors of characters (that were perfectly resolved as the book progressed), and the happy ending. Also, don't watch the television show based on this book. It's a downer and departs from the best parts of the book.

Funny but poignant submitted by Amy Vail on July 28, 2022, 9:37am This is a lovely mix of humor and pathos. The characters and their relationships drew me in. It reminded me of a lighter, funnier Bel Canto. I listened to the audiobook.

SO GOOD! submitted by ekalish92 on August 8, 2022, 11:33am This book was SO GOOD! At first, I thought it would be just a sarcastically funny book but it ended up being sarcastic as well as sweet and touching. As soon as I was done with it, I texted my sister and said this was a MUST-READ.

The way Backman writes the characters in this book makes them very relatable and you end up liking everyone. You'll root for a happy ending for all - a real rarity in modern fiction these days.

Enthralled with these chatacters submitted by leah karr on August 20, 2022, 10:04pm I couldn’t put this book down!

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PUBLISHED
New York : Atria Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781501160837
9781501160844

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Smith, Neil

SUBJECTS
Hostages -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Real estate agents -- Fiction.
Sweden -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.