The readers of Broken Wheel recommend
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." — People
A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart 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...
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, 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 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 more eccentric and surprising than she thought.
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|Grouping Title||readers of broken wheel recommend|
|Grouping Author||bivald katarina|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-25 04:48:28AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-25 05:05:29AM|
|available_at_arlington||Aurora Hills, Central, Westover|
|detailed_location_arlington||Aurora Hills Adult Fiction, Central Adult Fiction, Westover Adult Fiction|
|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" --|
|isbn||149262344, 9781492623441, 9781492623458|
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|local_callnumber_arlington||F BIVAL, Online OverDrive|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|owning_location_arlington||Aurora Hills, Central, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b15918865|Book|Books||English|Sourcebooks Landmark,|2016.|394 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:2383ba38-5691-4547-b43b-142946ad860a|eBook|eBook||English|Sourcebooks|2016||
|subject_facet||Books and reading -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Iowa -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Pen pals -- Fiction, Women booksellers -- Fiction|
|title_display||The readers of Broken Wheel recommend|
|title_full||The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, The readers of Broken Wheel recommend / Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies|
|title_short||The readers of Broken Wheel recommend|