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Sara has just lost her job in the city’s bookstore. To move on with her life and learn to live, decides to visit the little run-down town of Broken Wheel in Iowa to meet with her American pen pal, Amy. Sara and Amy have never met, yet she feels as though she’s always known her. When Sara arrives in Broken Wheel nothing seems to turn out the way she expected.
This is a real feel-good novel about the power of change, love, books, and to dare to live. A perfect book to read an autumn evening in the glow of lit candles.
As the book-lover I am, I really enjoyed the fact that the love of books was so prominent. I found myself smiling in recognition several times. Katarina understands perfectly what it’s like to love books, even when no one else understands.
What made the book extra special was the outline. The story revolves around Sara, naturally, and one gets to follow her development. However, one also gets to know Sara and what her presence does to Broken Wheel and its people through the eyes of others around her.The reader is shown how their lives change because of Sara’s presence, which really underscores the ripple effect of change. As a part of the narrative one is told about the relationship between Amy and Sara via Amy’s letters, which makes the reading experience more intimate.
I can say nothing more than that I read this novel with a smile on my face.
If you love to read books about books, and how they can change a life, you need to read this one.