“This novel is undefinable except for the sheer reading pleasure it delivers. Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] witty, lighthearted romp... Backman charms.”
—Publishers Weekly
“A story with both comedy and heartbreak sure to please Backman fans.”
Kirkus Review
Anxious People

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.


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