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"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life." -People

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon-the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his... More details on A Man Called Ove

He drives a Saab. He’s the kind of man who points at people he doesn’t like the look of, as if they were burglars and his forefinger a policeman’s flashlight. He stands at the counter of a shop where ...
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What do readers say about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

smartly written interesting and moving one of the best books ever funny, sad, touching




MORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD... More details on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

THEN THE POLICE arrived. I like the police. They have uniforms and numbers and you know what they are meant to be doing. There was a policewoman and a policeman. The policewoman had a little hole in h...
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From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel fille... More details on I Am the Messenger

I tune out of what he’s saying because, quite frankly, once Marv gets going about his car, it’s downright pain-in-the-arse material. He goes on and on, like a kid, and he’s just turned twenty, for Jes...
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The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars... More details on Looking for Alaska

FLORIDA WAS PLENTY HOT, certainly, and humid, too. Hot enough that your clothes stuck to you like Scotch tape, and sweat dripped like tears from your forehead into your eyes. But it was only hot outsi...
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With The Rosie Project, "Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero," Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and charming sequel to the international sensation.... More details on The Rosie Effect

Orange juice was not scheduled for Fridays. Although Rosie and I had abandoned the Standardised Meal System, resulting in an improvement in ‘spontaneity’ at the expense of shopping time, food inventor...
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that tri... More details on My Sister's Keeper

This is happening to us because I yelled at Jesse last week, yesterday, moments ago. This is happening because I didn't buy Kate the M&Ms she wanted at the grocery store. This is happening because onc...
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A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourning SundayÕs father is dying of cancer. TheyÕve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up.

Her mother and her brother are both devastated... More details on Malagash

He’s tired of having to say “I know” in that reassuring voice, again and again. “I know, Sunday. I know.” So he’s found this new way of saying it. “A weight will lift. A leaf will fall. Fresh white sn...
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What do readers say about The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend?

jaunty and light a love of books slow moving book sweet & light

A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it's books, along with love, that make the world go round.

It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-yea... More details on The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

‘Darling! It’s Mum … What? … Yes, yes, Dad too, of course. We’re just back from Anders and Gunnel’s. Remember them? Our old neighbours who moved to that lovely villa in Tyresö. How is everything? Have...
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Evan Portin is at a sad, scary place in his life. While taking a long walk to compose himself and figure out where to go from here, he encounters a young woman being mugged in a park.

When he tries to intervene, he discovers that she doesn't need hi... More details on Cyclops Road

I probably won't. I guess he's not the most horrible guy in the world. Company policy said that my three days of bereavement could be extended to five days with manager approval, and he gave the appro...
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"My heart is overflowing with happy and blissful feels. My top romcom read of the year!"

~PP's Bookshelf

I may be a shy letter carrier, but when my beloved apartment building is threatened by a mysterious and reclusive billionaire, I'm willing to ... More details on Return Billionaire to Sender

I tuck a pen into one of the pen-holding slots inside the flap of my bag. I rotate it so that it’s perfectly lined up with the other pens, all nestled in their slots, then I look up and smile, putting...
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