Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Katarina Bivald

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Narrated By: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King

Duration: 12 hours and 15 minutes

What to expect

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.

Genre

Fiction in translation, Modern & contemporary fiction

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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

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

This is a story about community, about being needed and about belonging... A warm, cosy, compassionate read

Independent

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