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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


Published: 10th February 2015
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The little book with the big heart - the New York Times bestseller that has won passionate fans around the world.

Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry. A.J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life Maya is the baby who ends up on A.J.'s bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters? This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won't want to leave, with characters that you will come to love.

About the Author

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of eight novels, including Elsewhere and, most recently, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is a New York Times bestseller.

Zevin has done something old-fashioned and fairly rare these days. She has written an entertaining novel, modest in its scope, engaging and funny without being cloying or sentimental. On top of all that, it is marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both - Washington Post

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, bestselling author of The Snow Child

Lovely story, quietly charming, fairly eccentric, poignant and very amusing - Herald on Sunday

This novel is a total delight, full of gentle humour, some sadness and lots and lots of books - Good Reading

Wade into summer reading with this sweet yet soulful tale of love, loss, the power of friendship--and books. Like sunshine on a breezy spring day, you won't want it to end. - Family Circle

I read this book in one big greedy gulp. A charming and funny love letter to the written word - it will leave you smiling and with a large lump in your throat - Natasha Solomons, bestselling author of Mr Rosenblum s List and The Novel in the Viola

Packed with the love of a life lived around books - Metro

In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Filled with interesting charact

ISBN: 9780349141138
ISBN-10: 0349141134
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th February 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1