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

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

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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 Child

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… (more)

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a book for people who love books, who recognize a story well-told for what it is, and for the power it contains.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a charming tale about a widowed bookshop owner in a small New England island community who is rescued from grief by a child, a romance and, of course, books.

It conquers its readers not through exaggerated drama or nail-biting suspense but gently, through its clean imagery and undemanding narrative.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Algonquin Books (April 01, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 250 pages

File size: 823 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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