The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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, 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 novel is a love letter to the world of books – an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Gabrielle
Zevin

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling novelist whose critically acclaimed books have been translated into forty languages. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was a No 1 Sunday Times bestseller, the #1 Amazon Book of the Year 2022 and has featured on over thirty ‘Best Books of the Year’ lists as well as the BBC Radio 2 Summer book club, the Graham Norton book club and the Pandora Sykes/Stylist Live book club. Her other books include Young Jane Young, Elsewhere, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is now a feature film. She lives in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Chan Scanosa

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling novelist whose critically acclaimed books have been translated into forty languages. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was a No 1 Sunday Times bestseller, the #1 Amazon Book of the Year 2022 and has featured on over thirty ‘Best Books of the Year’ lists as well as the BBC Radio 2 Summer book club, the Graham Norton book club and the Pandora Sykes/Stylist Live book club. Her other books include Young Jane Young, Elsewhere, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is now a feature film. She lives in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Chan Scanosa

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

This is not your typical run of the mill love story. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an endearing tale of redemption and transformation but at its core, a moving tribute to books and the people who love them.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/02/2015
Publisher
Algonquin Books

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