The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Cover

Katarina Bivald

Sara has never left Sweden but at the age of 28 she decides it's time. She cashes in her savings, packs a suitcase full of books and sets off for Broken Wheel, Iowa, a town where she knows nobody. 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. With a little help from the locals, Sara sets up Broken Wheel's first bookstore. The shop might be a little quirky but then again, so is Sara. And as Broken Wheel's story begins to take shape, there are some surprises in store for Sara too.

What a terrific, quirky idea for a story this is. Sara is 28 and the only travelling she’s done outside her native Sweden is in her head – she is an inveterate reader and books are her escape. Then an elderly penfriend, Amy, invites her to visit her in Broken Wheel, Iowa. But when Sara arrives, Amy has died. The town is half-dead too. Sara seizes her fate: the girl from Sweden will fix Broken Wheel.

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