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Available copies

  • 37 of 63 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 5 copies available at Scenic Regional.

Current holds

16 current holds with 63 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Hermann FIC BAC (Text) 3007100992 Fiction Checked out 10/09/2021
Scenic Regional-Pacific FIC BAC (Text) 3007379792 New Fiction In transit -
Scenic Regional-St. Clair FIC BAC (Text) 3007374626 New Fiction Checked out 09/29/2021
Scenic Regional-Sullivan FIC BAC (Text) 3007374618 New Fiction Checked out 09/28/2021
Scenic Regional-Union FIC BAC (Text) 3007100984 Fiction Checked out 10/04/2021

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Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Sweden in 2019 as: Folk med ångest."--title page verso.
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.Rich with Fredrik Backman's ٢pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature٣ (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope-the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Real estate agents > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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