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Anxious people / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK BAC (Text) 33500013290374 Main Checked out 02/10/2021
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK BAC (Text) 33500013290382 Main On holds shelf -
Red Lake Falls Public Library BOOK-ON-CD BAC (Text) 35500006347254 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797105826
  • ISBN: 1797105825
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Marin Ireland.
Summary, etc.:
An open house becomes a fearful situation when an escaped bank robber takes everyone inside hostage. As pressure mounts, eight strangers open up to each other and share their darkest secrets.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    Fredrik Backman's bestseller spotlights a hostage scenario caused by a failed bank robbery the day before New Year's Eve as the escaping masked perpetrator crashes an apartment open house. The quirky captives—a relentless real estate agent who's a veritable cheerleader for her company, an elderly woman, a mismatched young couple, a stoner, and more have short chapters written from each person's viewpoint. Though some listeners might find various idiosyncrasies bizarre, reader Ireland believably voices men and women of all ages, ambitions, and despairs with their funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming lives and memories—a little boy who'd sold magazines so Mom could buy food for Christmas dinner, but realized she hadn't as "he looked her in the eyes, which were shiny from alcohol and tears"; and a grandmother's understanding that importance was walking a toddler home from preschool. More than a robbery, Anxious People concerns love and loss, warmth and loneliness, and the everyday idiocy of life that makes us human. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She&;s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.

Subject: Bank robberies > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Hostage negotiations > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
Small cities > Sweden > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
FICTION / Friendship.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Novels.

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