The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Audiobook CD - 2016
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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 honor her friend, but to set up the perfect bookshop with all the books she and Amy shared.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780147526052
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Hardingham, Fiona
King, Lorelei


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Apr 05, 2017

When Sara from Sweden finally arrives in Broken Wheel, Iowa, she learns that her long-time pen pal is being eulogized in the local church. The town rallies and installs her in the pen pal's home for the duration of her visit. As Sara slowly adjusts to the strange circumstances, her presence effects almost magical changes in the town's few residents. It's a tale well worn by books like The Shack, A Man Called Ove, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. However, it's a book for book lovers and the reader could spend many happy months reading all the titles named in the novel.


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