The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781448192359
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Release: 2015-06-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick New York Times Bestseller Sara has never left Sweden but at the age of 28 she decides it’s time. She cashes in her savings, packs a suitcase full of books and sets off for Broken Wheel, Iowa, a town where she knows nobody. Sara quickly realises that Broken Wheel is in desperate need of some adventure, a dose of self-help and perhaps a little romance, too. In short, this is a town in need of a bookshop. With a little help from the locals, Sara sets up Broken Wheel’s first bookstore. The shop might be a little quirky but then again, so is Sara. And as Broken Wheel’s story begins to take shape, there are some surprises in store for Sara too... 'The perfect summer read' Stylist

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald,Alice Menzies
Pages: 400
ISBN: 149262344X
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Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: Sourcebooks Landmark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Originally published as Leasarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar in 2013 in Sweden by Bokfeorlaget 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.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781492623458
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Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller "A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." — People A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us. 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.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780099593676
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Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Een jonge Zweedse vrouw gaat naar Amerika om daar haar penvriendin te ontmoeten met wie ze de liefde voor boeken deelt.

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
Author: Katarina Bivald
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781492681021
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Katarina Bivald talks about her characters like you talk about your best friends. She gives her story absolutely everything she has."—FREDRIK BACKMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove From New York Times bestselling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend comes a charming tale of a ramshackle roadside motel: a heartwarming story of love, friendship, community, and the art of living, even when it's already too late. The Pine Creek Motel has seen better days. Henny would call it charming, but she's always seen the best in things. Like now, when she's just met an untimely end crossing the road. She's not going to let a tiny thing like death stop her from living fully—not when her friends and family need her the most. After the funeral is over, her body is buried, and the last casserole dish is empty, Henny is still around. She's not sure why, but she realizes she has one last opportunity to help her friends discover the happiness they once knew before they lose the motel and cabins they've cherished for years. "Hopeful, heartening, and humane, this is the novel I needed to read right now."—J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota and Kitchens of the Great Midwest "Remarkable...unquestionably a page-turner and full of wisdom. A brave, unusual book, which powerfully portrays friendship and love." —Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of The Library at the Edge of the World

The Art of Appreciation

The Art of Appreciation
Author: Autumn Markus
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1623420644
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Abby Reynolds is burned out. Since clawing her way into a great position at a Boston museum, she's been saddled with a scheming intern and a nagging boss. She's scuttled her own painting dreams, her cat refuses to be box trained, and now the most boring man on the Eastern Seaboard just told her, "It's not you, it's me." Her bestie Sarah offers a much-needed escape: a summer of sand, sea, and younger men in Santa Cruz... Hot young bike racer Jason is sexy, unattached, and completely ready to spend a summer in uncomplicated flirtation. Since Abby has decided love is off the table, he seems like the perfect match. Then she meets Matt. Sculptor, surfer (and age appropriate). He's everything she gave up wanting and then some. He's a grown-ass man with his own life issues: does he want to sculpt for love or for profit? What about that twentysomething model who's always clinging to him? Is he ready to let a woman invade his Fortress of Solitude? Abby has to decide whether she's satisfied with leaving behind the idea of Mr. Right and settling for Mr. Right Now. Grown up love. It's complicated.

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green
Author: Erica Boyce
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492671503
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A heartwarming story about our need for miracles — and our ability to create them."— Katarina Bivald, New York Times bestselling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and Check In at the Pine Away Motel Sometimes wonder is found not beyond the stars, but a few feet from your own front door... Daniel Green makes crop circles. As a member of a secret organization, he travels across the country creating strange works of art that leave communities mystified. He's has always been alone; in fact, he prefers it. But when a dying farmer hires him in a last-ditch effort to bring publicity to a small Vermont town, Daniel finds himself at odds with his heart. It isn't long before he gets drawn into a family struggling to stitch itself back together, and the consequences will change his life forever. For readers seeking the warmth of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend blended with the creative spark of Rachel Joyce, The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green explores the unexplainable bonds of family, the everyday wonder of love, and the strange mysteries life provides that help humanity light up the dark.

Beneath the Bonfire

Beneath the Bonfire
Author: Nickolas Butler
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781466875531
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nickolas Butler's debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, has become an international bestseller and won numerous accolades, including France's Prix PAGE/America. Now, in Beneath the Bonfire, he demonstrates his talent for portraying "a place and its people with such love that you'll find yourself falling for them, too" (Josh Weil, author of The Great Glass Sea). Young couples gather to participate in an annual "chainsaw party," cutting down trees for firewood in anticipation of the winter. A group of men spend a weekend hunting for mushrooms in the wilderness where they grew up and where some still find themselves trapped. An aging environmentalist takes out his frustration and anger on a singular, unsuspecting target. One woman helps another get revenge against a man whose crime extends far beyond him to an entire community. Together, the ten stories in this dazzling, surprising collection evoke a landscape that will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has traveled the back roads and blue highways of America, and they completely capture the memorable characters who call it home.

The Night Child

The Night Child
Author: Anna Quinn
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781538434338
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Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body—the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire—when you think you might die.” Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered—a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds.

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781455526093
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected. But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she'll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine's best friend, Lauren. They've been attached at the hip since they were children and it is Lauren who's there for Celine in her darkest moments. Now, Celine will be forced to make tough decisions-about her marriage and otherwise-and for the first time in her life, she wants to give up. Lauren vows to help by any means necessary and makes the kind of sacrifice only a best friend can. But will it be too late? "Roby writes with high-octane levels of emotion. She pushes her characters hard...drawing in readers to be more than bystanders." -- USA Today

Stuck Together Trouble in Texas Book 3

Stuck Together  Trouble in Texas Book  3
Author: Mary Connealy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781441264107
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Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a lawman who values order gets stuck with a feisty crusader who likes to stir things up, there's going to be trouble in Texas! Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention. Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. But Vince is about to face his biggest challenge yet: his past has just caught up with him. His father, mother, and the sister he didn't know he had show up in Broken Wheel without warning. His father is still a schemer. His mother is showing signs of dementia. And his surprise sister quickly falls for one of Vince's best friends. Vince suddenly has a lot of people depending on him, and Tina doesn't approve of how he's handling any of them. With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina over and over again. Of course, Tina is the prettiest woman he's ever seen, so if he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But he's got one more surprise coming his way: Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.

The Tall Pine Polka

The Tall Pine Polka
Author: Lorna Landvik
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780449003701
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Release: 2001
Editor: Reader's Circle
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a Hollywood movie crew shows up in Tall Pine, Minnesota, two friends find their relationship tested as one of them lands a major part in the film and both fall for the same man. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Waiting Hours

The Waiting Hours
Author: Ellie Dean
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781473539792
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Release: 2017-08-24
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN 'The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.' Clare Harvey 'Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel.' Helen Carey ******* Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol’s news she’s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can’t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy’s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline’s fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol’s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts. The THIRTEENTH fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series). Ellie's next novel - With a Kiss and a Prayer - is available to pre-order now in paperback and ebook. 'An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.' Frost Magazine ‘Touching, poignant and warm storytelling’ Hair Past a Freckle Blog ‘Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘I just could not put it down’ Ginger Book Geek ‘The characters feel real and authentic’ Anne Bonny Book Blog

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices
Author: Reading Group Choices
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0975974475
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Redbird Christmas

A Redbird Christmas
Author: Fannie Flagg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781588364210
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Release: 2004-11-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

I Think I Love You

I Think I Love You
Author: Allison Pearson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307595409
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and—with the emotional intensity and penetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world—reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives. Wales, 1974. Petra and Sharon, two thirteen-year-old girls, are obsessed with David Cassidy. His fan magazine is their Bible, and some days his letters are the only things that keep them going as they struggle through the humiliating daily rituals of adolescence—confronting their bewildering new bodies, fighting with mothers who don’t understand them at all. Together they tackle the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet Cassidy in person. London, 1998. Petra is pushing forty, on the brink of divorce, and fighting with her own thirteen-year-old daughter when she discovers a dusty letter in her mother’s closet declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such hope and determination. More than twenty years later, twenty pounds heavier, bruised by grief and the disappointments of middle age, Petra reunites with Sharon for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, and finds her life utterly transformed. Funny, moving, full of beautiful observations about the awakenings of both youth and middle age, Allison Pearson’s long-awaited new novel will speak across generations to mothers and daughters and women of all ages.

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth
Author: Matson Taylor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781471190827
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Tight, clever and riddled with wit. Like discovering Adrian Mole or Bridget Jones for the first time.’ Joanna Nadin, author of The Queen of Bloody Everything ‘A sweet, fizzy sherbet dib-dab of a book - deliciously nostalgic, hugely funny and ultimately heartwarming. The perfect book for our times.’ Veronica Henry 'Full of fabulous characters, sprinkled with joy and drenched in wit.’ Milly Johnson July, 1962 Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become? The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine. If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine’s pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be. Moving, inventive and richly comic, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is the most joyful debut novel of the year and the best thing to have come out of Yorkshire since Wensleydale cheese. ‘Such a joyful and uplifting read. Just the sort of thing that people will want to be reading right now.’ Radio 2 Book Club 'Funny and original with a cast of eccentric characters, this debut novel is a tour de force. Not to be missed.' Sunday Express 'A rich triumph of comic writing.' Waterstones.com 'One of the funniest, wittiest and most joyful books you will read this year.' Lancaster Guardian

Bachelor Girl

Bachelor Girl
Author: Kim Van Alkemade
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781501173349
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When the owner of the New York Yankees baseball team, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, takes Helen Winthrope, a young actress, under his wing, she thinks it's because of his guilt over her father's accidental death--and so does Albert Kramer, Ruppert's handsome personal secretary. Helen and Albert develop a deepening bond the closer they become to Ruppert, an eccentric millionaire who demands their loyalty in return for his lavish generosity. New York in the Jazz Age is filled with possibilities, especially for the young and single. Yet even as Helen embraces being a 'bachelor girl'--a working woman living on her own terms--she finds herself falling in love with Albert, even after he confesses his darkest secret"--

Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard
Author: Louise Doughty
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780571278657
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Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Don't miss the gripping new novel from Louise Doughty: Platform Seven is available to preorder in paperback NOW The bestselling psychological thriller from Louise Doughty Shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and the Specsavers National Book Awards Crime & Thriller of the Year Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can't control what happens next.

The Secret of Lost Things

The Secret of Lost Things
Author: Sheridan Hay
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307389510
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Release: 2008-04-08
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen years old and completely alone, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little other than her love of books and an eagerness to explore the city. Taking a job at a vast, chaotic emporium of used and rare books called the Arcade, she knows she has found a home. But when Rosemary reads a letter from someone seeking to “place” a lost manuscript by Herman Melville, the bookstore erupts with simmering ambitions and rivalries. Including actual correspondence by Melville, The Secret of Lost Things is at once a literary adventure and evocative portrait of a young woman making a life for herself in the city.