The book for December Book Club was The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald.
Members of the book club enjoyed the book, which was about a Swedish lady, Sara, who comes over to the USA at the invite of her pen-pal Amy (who has passed away by the time she gets to Broken Wheel), and tells the tale of how she opens a book store, and integrates into the small town community.
The group particularly liked all the literary references (Sara is a bit of a book worm!) and how the characters were described in the book. Even though the character of Amy is ‘dead’ in the main plot of the books, you get to learn more about her in the letters which pass between the two, setting up how they got to know each other, their shared love of books and Amy describing the people in her community, whom Sara then gets to meet when she visits.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!
That’s it for Book Club for 2017! Watch this space for news on how the book club will be changing in 2018.
Best wishes for the festive period.