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'A brilliant and comforting read'



'Funny, compassionate and wise. An absolute joy'



'A surefooted insight into the absurdity, beauty and ache of life'



'I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know'



'Captures the messy essence of being human'



The funny, touching and unpredictable No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove


It's New Year's Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage.


For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it's something else to talk about. For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it's yet another worry.

Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view. While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . . .


As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation - but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?

Fredrik Backman - Anxious People

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