An instant #1 New York Times bestseller
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
'A brilliant and comforting read' Matt Haig
'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' A.J. Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
'I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know' Buzzfeed
'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
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?
Readers are loving Anxious People!
'Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered' 5***** Reader Review
'As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world' 5***** Reader Review
'A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you. Don't miss out on this beautiful book' 5***** Reader Review
'This novel is about humanity at its most raw and at its most wonderful and I LOVED it!' 5***** Reader Review
A brilliant and comforting read
I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know
Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy
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
I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way
A satisfying remedy for pandemic anxiety . . . It's laugh-out-loud funny and will help restore your faith in humanity
Witty, observant, and unpredictable . . . darkly humorous
'19 New Books to Read in September'
Another smash hit . . . With Backman's stunning characters combined with a closed-room mystery, this has all of the ingredients for a novel all your friends will be talking about
A surprisingly sweet tale. It's the perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and Fredrik Backman [...] has a way of simply yet elegantly describing relationships. We can all be idiots, but we're still all human beings worthy of connection and love