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May’s Book of the Month – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of A Man Called Ove by [Fredrik Backman]

I have read and loved all of Fredrik Backman’s books and this is probably my favourite. It’s funny, sad, touching, wise and totally unpredictable. In a small town in Sweden, a bungled bank robbery has turned into a hostage situation and eight anxious strangers find they have more in common than they ever imagined. The hostages, including a little old lady, a pregnant woman and an estate agent find their fears turn to irritation as they realise that the incompetent criminal mastermind holding them hostage is probably more in need of rescuing than they are. This book is both laugh out loud funny and grab your tissues sad. It’s a message for our times about how kindness, compassion and common sense can be the difference between a life changing devastating event and turning your life around for the better. In a nutshell it’s a beautiful, poignant and compelling book which will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. Fredrik Backman is also the author of: A man called OveMy Grandmother sends her regards and apologies,  Britt-Marie was Here






Carole Ludlow

I was terrified of going through the menopause and whilst I glided through relatively unscathed, I didn't entirely escape its attempts to knock me down I firmly believe there is a positive side the menopause and to being an older woman in the 21st century. In my fifties I trained as a fitness instructor, which I did as a side hustle to my regular job of a college librarian. I also took up belly dancing and danced on stage in a city theatre and created my own fitness classes with hula hoops. Last year at the age of 61 I ditched the library job and now buy and sell vintage jewellery, run fitness classes and work part time from home in a customer services role. It ain't over till its over.

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