FREDRIK BACKMAN

Fredrik Backman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Anxious People

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.

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Praises for Anxious People

"This book examines how a shared event can change the course of many lives at once. And if you like strongly drawn characters and a mix of humor and heartbreak, this one's for you." -The Skimm

"An endlessly entertaining mood booster." --Real Simple

"Backman again captures the messy essence of being human...It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry." --Washington Post

"Backman is a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives...[He] writes so humorously and poignantly about life, marriage, parenthood, love and death, prepare to be taken hostage by a stand-up philosopher/novelist who reminds us we are all 'idiots' because being human is 'idiotically difficult.'" --USA Today

"Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure." --People

"A deeply funny and warm examination of how individual experiences can bring a random group of people together. Backman reveals each character's many imperfections with tremendous empathy, reminding us that people are always more than the sum of their flaws." --BookPage


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