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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Publication Date : 4/1/2014
Publisher : Workman Pub Co
Language : eng
ISBN : 9781616203948
Synopsis : A New York Times Bestseller, a #1 Indie Next Pick, and a #1 LibraryReads Selection“This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow ChildA. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.“Readers who d
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Audience : General Adult

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In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books. A. J....


One bookseller's life-changing discovery Gabrielle Zevin may be one of the few authors alive who thanks her lucky stars...

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