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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - Katarina Bivald, Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
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A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it's books, along with love, that make the world go round. It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel,... show more
A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it's books, along with love, that make the world go round.
It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life--has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time--bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit. But when she arrives, she finds her house empty, the funeral guests just heading home. . .
Sara finds herself alone. And what choice do the inhabitants of Broken Wheel have but to take care of their bewildered tourist? And what choice does Sara have, faced with a town where nobody reads and her desire to honour her friend, but to set up the perfect bookshop with all the books she and Amy shared--from Yann Martel's Life of Pi to Iris Murdoch and Jo Nesbo, to Bridget Jones and Doug Coupland's All Families Are Psychotic to Little House on the Prairie? And then watch as the townsfolk are, one by one, transformed in unexpected ways...
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780147526052
Publisher: Random House Audio
Minutes: 730
Edition language: English
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Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
0.0 Horrible, Horrible, Horrible Narrator
The book takes place in Iowa. Unfortunately, Hardingham has only one American accent in her repertoire, a Texas twang kind of a thing, and she doesn't even do it well. She was so bad and the accent was so out of place that it really distracted from the book. So, book three stars. Narrator, one. ...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it
3.0 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
You know what? This is a tough one. Apparently not everyone likes to read about reading, imagine that! I heard this book compared to many things, but I think Northern Exposure is pretty apt, because that, like Broken Wheel, Iowa, was a town filled with an odd lot of characters not especially known f...
FictionZeal
FictionZeal rated it
3.5 from FictionZeal.com re: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
They began corresponding as pen pals. Their writing turned rather quickly to discussing books and sharing books through the mail. Sara Lindqvist, working in a bookstore in Sweden, lost her job. Amy Harris invited her to come to Broken Wheel, Iowa. They’d pick her up from the airport. When the t...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald
What a delightful book! Sara comes from Sweden to visit Amy who has died before Sara arrived in Broken Wheel. The community decides to show the tourist a good time while she is there. Sara becomes an integral part of the community. I loved this book! Wonderful characters. A wonderful story. I lau...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
I have a lot of thoughts about this book, all swirling around in my head avoiding cohesiveness. This is not a gripping or exciting book and it isn't a faced-paced one either. This is a slow moving book and I suspect it's appeal is going to be limited to those readers who have more than a little...
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