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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Katarina Bivald

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King

Length:

12h 11m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:51


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:05


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

09:00


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

00:29