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The Resource The readers of Broken Wheel recommend, Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies

The readers of Broken Wheel recommend, Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies

Label
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend
Title
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend
Statement of responsibility
Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor - there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair. You certainly wouldn't open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You'd need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy's house is full of them), and...customers. The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel's own story might be more eccentric and suprising than she thought
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Summary
"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" --
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
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Provided by publisher
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10440305
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DLC
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1983-
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Bivald, Katarina
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.12.I93
LC item number
L3713 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Menzies, Alice
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True
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  • Pen pals
  • Women booksellers
  • Books and reading
  • Life change events
  • Friendship
  • Iowa
  • Sweden
Target audience
general
Label
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend, Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Läsarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar in 2013 in Sweden by Bokförlaget Forum. This edition issued based on the hardcover edition published in 2015 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House" -- Verso title page
  • Includes discussion questions and an author Q&A
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781492623441
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015007375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn905599991
Label
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend, Katarina Bivald ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Läsarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar in 2013 in Sweden by Bokförlaget Forum. This edition issued based on the hardcover edition published in 2015 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House" -- Verso title page
  • Includes discussion questions and an author Q&A
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781492623441
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015007375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn905599991

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