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Sara is 28 and has never been outside Sweden - except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly penfriend Amy invites her to come and visit her in Broken Wheel, Iowa, Sara decides it's time. But when she arrives, there's a twist waiting for her - Amy has died. Finding herself utterly... show more
Sara is 28 and has never been outside Sweden - except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly penfriend Amy invites her to come and visit her in Broken Wheel, Iowa, Sara decides it's time. But when she arrives, there's a twist waiting for her - Amy has died.
Finding herself utterly alone in a dead woman's house in the middle of nowhere was not the holiday Sara had in mind. But Sara discovers she is not exactly alone. For here in this town so broken it's almost beyond repair are all the people she's come to know through Amy's letters: poor George, fierce Grace, buttoned-up Caroline and Amy's guarded nephew Tom. Sara quickly realises that Broken Wheel is in desperate need of some adventure, a dose of self-help and perhaps a little romance, too. In short, this is a town in need of a bookshop.
Publish date: 2015-06-18
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...