Book Briefs: Beka's Picks
April 8, 2021
Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman
Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman, is a poignant story about an inept, wannabe bank robber who disappears into thin air, a father and son cop team, and a handful of folks who showed up to an apartment as prospective buyers and left as rescued hostages.
The night before New Year’s Eve in a small Swedish town, a struggling parent attempts to rob a cashless bank for 6,500 kronor. After a solid ridiculing by the young bank teller, the would-be robber flees and dashes into a nearby apartment. “Armed” with a toy gun and still wearing a ski mask, the rob...