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BBG Book Club - August 12, 2021
Join us at 6pm as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
Looking at real estate isnít 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 canít fix their own marriage. Thereís 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 canít seem to agree on anything. 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 apartmentís only bathroom, and youíve 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 themóthe bank robber includedódesperately 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.