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The readers of Broken Wheel recommend

Bivald, Katarina 1983- (Author). Menzies, Alice. (Added Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sitka. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Creston Public Library FIC BIV (Text) 35140900006084 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Sparwood Public Library FIC BIV (Text) 35172000195079 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385683593 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Bond Street Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Summary, etc.: 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...
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Pen pals -- Death -- Fiction
Swedes -- Iowa -- Fiction
Bookstores -- Iowa -- Fiction
Books and reading -- Fiction
City and town life -- Iowa -- Fiction
Iowa -- Fiction
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