The readers of Broken Wheel recommend

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Katarina Bivald's The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a sweet, smart, and uplifting story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.

Once you let a book into your life the most unexpected things can happen: Like the bestselling historical novel and Netflix film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a heartwarming reminder of why we love books.

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara: Sara traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal Amy, but when she arrives she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor—there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair. You certainly wouldn't open a bookstore. And definitely not with Sara the tourist in charge.

You'd need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy's house is full of them), and...customers. The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel's own story might be funnier, more eccentric and surprising than she thought.

If you liked big-hearted books like The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry or Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, you will love The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.

Praise for The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend:"The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a warm and slyly funny look at small towns and romance..."—New York Journal of Books"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform."—People"What begins as an unlikely international friendship based on a mutual love of books becomes a sweet and soulful discovery of America. Quirky, unpredictable, funny, and fresh—a wonderful book."—Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and Beneath the Bonfire

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Grouping Titlereaders of broken wheel recommend
Grouping Authorkatarina bivald
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-15 04:51:35AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9781492623441

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display_description"Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist--even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love" --
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Books and reading -- Fiction
Electronic books
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / Humorous
FICTION / Literary
Friendship -- Fiction
Iowa -- Fiction
Life change events
Life change events -- Fiction
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Psychological fiction
Women booksellers
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title_displayThe readers of Broken Wheel recommend
title_fullThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend / Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend [electronic resource] Bivald, Katarina, 1983-
title_shortThe readers of Broken Wheel recommend
topic_facetBooks and reading
Electronic books
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / Humorous
FICTION / Literary
Life change events
Pen pals
Women booksellers