A Novel I’m Reading – Anxious People
I started reading Anxious People a few nights ago. It’s quirky and fun so far. I find reading novels at bed time a good way to fall asleep. I even dream more when I’ve been reading novels.
Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.
Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.
Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
A Dessert I Enjoy – Keto Cookie Cups
These little cups make it easy to enjoy a low-carb dessert. So far I’ve tried the chocolate chip cookies and birthday cake.
My Goto Keurig Coffee Pod – McCafe Premium Medium Roast
We buy these pods in bulk and really like them. For the price, they are hard to beat!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” ― Muhammad Ali