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Publisher Description

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." — People 

"Charmingly original…sweet, quirky." — Washington Post 

Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen…

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. 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 surprising than she thought.

A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.

Fiction & Literature
January 19
Sourcebooks, Inc
Sourcebooks, Inc.

Customer Reviews

L'oiseu noir ,

The readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The book for me started a little slow, but the tittle was what drew me and kept me going. I was happy to see Sara bloom because at the beginning she seemed color me a dull gray. However after the opening of the bookstore, she became a very vibrant yellow, blue and maybe a mild green. She was a flawed character who resembles me somewhat, but like Amy I have Come to love Broken Wheel Ad the residents.

Sueatspring ,


At first I thought this book might be too slow- but as the characters gathered and the personalities were defined- I fell in love with them all. A book for the “Happy Ending” section!

LizSweetwater ,


This dragged a lot. Needed editing.
It is too slow. I love to read and a book about readers should be one of my faves, but it’s not.

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