Book Club: Anxious People
September 24, 20212 p.m.
Friday, September 24 | 2 p.m.
Our book club is growing! This month, join us for a stimulating discussion about this month’s book club selection: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. This book details a failed bank robbery that becomes a hostage situation and the investigation that results.
“An everyday apartment open house becomes the stage for Backman’s latest novel, when a bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. As the title hints, each member of the group bares his or her own anxieties, not just about the hostage situation, but about their individual lives. Backman is a funny, charming story teller, and Anxious People is a fine showcase for his talents as a writer. There are twists and surprises. There are editorial asides. Beneath it all, there is a deep sense of warmth and empathy. Backman is particularly gifted at creating a community of memorable characters and opening up their mental states to readers. And many readers of Anxious People will in turn reflect on their own anxieties. Ultimately, Backman seems to be telling us that—though it be a messy, ambiguous world we inhabit—we can turn toward one another to find calm and assurance. This is a novel that can, and should, be embraced by anxious people everywhere. –Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review
Location: Welcome Center
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 120
Stamford, CT 06905
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