Renee Conoulty: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald


Monday, 18 January 2016

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

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 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.

Hey! Heres' my review.

I love books and I love books about books. I also love quirky characters, and this novel is full of them. Set in a small town that is dying away, Sara injects some new life when she comes to visit. I could relate to Sara finding true kinship with someone she has never met, I have done the same via social media, also bonding over a love of books. I'd love to go visit my faraway friends too. I was sad for Sara, that she never got to meet that friend in person, and enjoyed the letters that were shared throughout the book. 

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook
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