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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katarina Bivald Narrator: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9780147526069
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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.

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  • “More than anything, this is a story about community, about being needed and about belonging…a warm, cozy, compassionate read.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Much like champagne punch, Bivald’s book-club-perfect tale…is frothy and fun even as it sneaks up on you to deliver an emotional wallop…Garnished with plenty of book and character references from popular books such as Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and Bridget Jones’s Diary, this charming fish-out-of-water story will remind you why you’re a book lover.”

    Amazon.com

  • “This charming, book-loving story captures readers’ hearts from the very first page…A witty, feel-good story that goes beyond the surface.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Already a bestseller in the author’s native Sweden, this is the kind of story most book lovers will find irresistible…A touching homage to small-town life and the power of reading.”

    BookPage

  • “This gentle, intelligent Midwestern tale will captivate…An ideal book group selection, it reminds us why we are book lovers and why it’s nice to read a few happy endings.”

    Library Journal

  • A January 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Indie Next Notable Title
  • A BookPage Top Pick for January 2016
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month of January 2016
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About the Narrators

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Lorelei King is an award-winning narrator and an actress of stage, film, and television. She also works extensively in radio, including award-winning voiceover work. She has narrated more than eighty audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and twice winning the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.