Read Between the Lines: "Anxious People"
Discussing recent fiction & nonfiction
Newcomers are always welcome!
We meet in person the first Tuesday of each month.
Our March selection is "Anxious People" by Fredrick Backman
We are Reading:
- Jan. 3: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki
- Feb. 7: "Faithful" by Alice Hoffman
- Mar. 7: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
- Apr. 4: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
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About the book:
Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits. Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. -- adapted from jacket