Swedish author Fredrik Backman’s whimsical, oddball humor and heart-rending turns resist the typical genre mold, yet with 12 million copies sold globally, his numerous works resonate widely.
Anxious People involves a failed bank robber who takes hostage a disparate group of people at an open house. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths. The novel grapples with both mental health and parenting, as well as the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
See the author in conversation with Angela Haupt on Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 p.m.A recording of the event will be available through September 30.