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Anxious people : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

Available copies

  • 5 of 27 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

Current holds

20 current holds with 27 total copies.

Summary:

Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, 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. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.... -- from book jacket
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC BACKMAN (Text) 33892100702613 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 In transit -
Athena Public Library FIC BAC (Text) 37813000182447 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/19/2020 Checked out 03/18/2021
Baker County Library BACKMAN (Fredrik) (Text) 37814003322980 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/04/2020 In transit -
Baker Sumpter Branch BACKMAN (Fredrik) (Text) 37814003322923 FICTION - NEW Book None 11/04/2020 On holds shelf -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Backman, F (Text) 35178001815813 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/14/2020 Checked out 03/16/2021
Elgin Public Library Backman, Fredrik A59 (Text) 37827000296593 Adult Fiction Book None 10/12/2020 Checked out 03/15/2021
Enterprise Public Library FIC Backman (Text) 30001000319535 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/03/2020 Checked out 03/02/2021
Gilliam County Library F BACK (Text) 37823000183873 New New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 02/02/2021 Available -
Harney County Library FIC BACKM (Text) 37720000606962 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 09/10/2020 Checked out 03/13/2021
Helix Public Library A F BAC (Text) 37835000123337 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/07/2020 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160837
  • ISBN: 1501160834
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, 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. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.... -- from book jacket
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Fiction.
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