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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The Storied Life of A J Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
A. 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, a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781616204518
ISBN-10: 1616204516
Publication Date: 12/2/2014
Pages: 273
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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cathyskye avatar reviewed The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry on + 1945 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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