The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 | Unabridged
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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, 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. . . In the glorious tradition of 84 Charing Cross Road, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, Jane Austen, and movies such as You've Got Mail and Love Actually, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a big-hearted, witty book about books, friendship, love--and always being open to the unexpected.From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780147526069
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12 hr., 10 min., 20 sec.)) : digital
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Hardingham, Fiona
King, Lorelei

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Jan 15, 2019

TheresaAJ said "Sara slowly adjusts to the strange circumstances" and she is right. I've listened to an hour and 20 minutes of the book and had to change to a different book because things are so slow. I may come back to it, but my initial ranking is 1/2 star.
I tried to go further, but it never got to the point to make me care about the characters.

Oct 29, 2018

When Sarah arrives and finds things not at all like she wanted, she is treated royally by ordinary people she doesn't even know. The more she experiences the hospitality the more she wants to give back to this community. Surrounded by things that belonged to the person she came to see but who isn't there, she begins to develop a plan to do something special for the people of broken wheel. Her determination shocks the community into believing that things could improve for broken wheel. As Sarah shares her love of books she ignites a new way of thinking in the folks who are closest to her. Just when the ball is rolling effortlessly her travel visa is going to expire and she finds herself in a dilemma. I love this book and recommend it for an reader who believes in the beauty of relationship.

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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