There's not all that much to say about this wonderful little book. There's a little something for everyone in it: humor, romance, mystery. The cast of characters is small but choice, and they don't always behave in the ways that you expect them to.
First and foremost, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a paean to books and all the people who love them. It unfolds with no real surprises, but with a satisfying sweetness and grace. Emotionally, it was the perfect time for me to read this book, and I loved it.
Loved this book -- my pick for my bookclub this month. A must read for all bibliophiles..... shows how to raise a child to be a booklover for sure!
Has some suspense, family drama, a crime, romance, and sad ending all rolled into one. Each chapter has a page before the chapter starts that recommends a short story as the main character, Mr Fikry, a bookstore owner who was widowed young, prefers short stories to novels.
You will love how AJ, an orphaned toddler, and a single bookseller for a publisher come together to form a family on a small island where the bookstore, Island Books, becomes the heart of the town that is reached only by ferry.