The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

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The International Bestseller

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 28mm | 409g
  • CHATTO & WINDUS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 070118907X
  • 9780701189075
  • 318,374

Review quote

"A charmingly offbeat, genuinely amusing novel... the perfect summer read" * Stylist * "Katarina Bivald has written an absolutely delightful, charming book that celebrates the healing power of friendship and love often found in small towns. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, and I could not recommend it more highly" * Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe * "This adorable book is a peach. It's built on the same lines as Cold Comfort Farm or Chocolat... Wise, thoughtful, funny, warm, moving; all that stuff and more" -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail * "This is a story about community, about being needed and about belonging... A warm, cosy, compassionate read" * Independent * "A manifesto for booksellers, booklovers, and friendship. We should all celebrate these little bookstores, where our souls find home... one of these books you want to live in for a while" * Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop *
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About Katarina Bivald

KATARINA BIVALD grew up working part-time in a bookshop. Today she lives in AElta, Sweden, with her sister and as many bookshelves as she can squeeze in. She has still not decided whether she prefers books or people. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is her first novel.
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Rating details

28,267 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 17% (4,783)
4 37% (10,489)
3 33% (9,302)
2 10% (2,892)
1 3% (801)
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