The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

  • by Katarina Bivald
  • Narrated by Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A debut novel to charm all listeners 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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Most Helpful

So enjoyed this booky book

Would you listen to The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend again? Why?

Yes. Love all the reference to books - many I have read. As a children's librarian love the notion of trying to find the right book for the right person.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Sara - for her love of books and trying to find a book for everyone.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Setting up her bookstore.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but tend to listen in car so took me about a week.


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- amanda short

a totally lovely tale

Not one I would've picked but went on a . what a story showing how the human spirit & change can turn a bad situation around, with a gentle smattering of romance for good measure
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- Lol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio