The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013
Genre: Novel
Paperback Edition: 385 pages
Source: Library copy

Surprising, quirky, charming. If you are a reader, this book is for you. What fun!

This touching story of love, friendship and community is hard to beat. Sara travels from her home in Sweden to visit a penpal friend in the very small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. Alas, her friend dies before Sara arrives. But, never fear, the town will take care of her.

Though the characters appear less than interesting at first glance, they grow on the reader as more is revealed and they work together through various community events and personal challenges. And Tom, what a guy! Romance is in the air.

The author is a book lover. She reminds us just how important books are. She calls them “dignified magic portals.” She reminds readers why they love to read and just what books can mean to many of us. There’s no shame in spending an afternoon with a book.

Book Clubs take note. The funny, the unexpected, the suspenseful awaits a turn of the page.

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