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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A J Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we loveWe are not quite novelsWe are not quite short storiesIn the end, we are collected worksA J Fikry s life is not at all what he expected it to be His wife has died his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island from Chief Lambiase, the well intentioned police officer who s always felt kindly toward him from Ismay, his sister in law, who is hell bent on saving AJ from his dreary self from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic if eccentric Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by AJ s bad attitude Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidlyAnd then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore It s a small package, though large in weight an unexpected arrival that gives AJ the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew It doesn t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming AJ for the determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light, for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of AJ s world Or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn t see coming

About the Author: Gabrielle Zevin

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over thirty languages.Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J Fikry 2014 , spent months on the New York Times Bestseller List, reached 1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, and has been a bestseller all around the world The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book a powerful novel about the power of novels Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes Noble Discover Great New Writers program The Hole We re In was a New York Times Editor s Choice title.She has also written books for young readers Her best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children s Book Of Elsewhere, the New York Times Book Review wrote, Every so often a book comes along with a premise so fresh and arresting it seems to exist in a category all its own Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay In 2009, she and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac ALA Best Books for Young Adults into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita She has occasionally written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR s All Things Considered, and she began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University She lives in Los Angeles Her ninth novel is Young Jane Young.NOTE Apologies, but I don t reply to messages on Goodreads.

10 thoughts on “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

  1. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I m starting to think I m the only bibliophile on earth who didn t care for this book After everything I d read about it, I didn t think it could possibly fail to be fantastic For me, though, it tips way too far into chick lit and YA territory, and succumbs too often and too early to schmaltz and melodrama.Now, there are certainly some good points A.J himself, an independent

  2. Delee Delee says:

    5 We read to know we re not alone We read because we are alone We read and we are not alone We are not alone.Once in a while a book comes along that captures your heart and soul where the characters become like friends and family, and a part of you wants to pack a bag and travel to that magical place forever At the start you just know it is going to be something special by the end y

  3. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    Every word the right one and exactly where it should be That s basically the highest compliment I can give and I am truly glad that it didn t took me so long to read it The words you can t find, you borrow Maybe I could find the words but honestly, that first quote from this wonderful book was the right way to compliment it And to do that, well I quote a second one too And you will find se

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    There ain t nobody in the world like book people It s a bit embarrassing to admit how emotional this book made me I m not even a fan of Zevin s work I quite liked the concept behind Elsewhere but not the execution, and I pretty much hated

  5. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    This is definitely a new favorite of mine Such an incredibly charming story.

  6. karen karen says:

    A town isn t a town without a bookstore.while it s true that this is the literary equivalent of a stone skipped over a pond, it s a pretty damn charming stone reading about other booknerds, even when they are better described as bookcranks, is delightful to me A Novel Bookstore, Salamander, Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore, etc are among my favorite books are they the best books ever written nah but they have char

  7. Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister says:

    4.5 Stars because how can any bonafide book nerd not adore this quirky and heartfelt tribute to literature I don t know about you, but I could dwell inside the richly entertaining mind of one A.J Fickry forever Or at least every other weekend Because that s exactly what this novel simulates a casual stroll through the mind of a complex, yet vastly simple middle aged widower whose outlook on life has deflated Life has knoc

  8. Crumb Crumb says:

    What can I say This novel was the ruination of me. and I couldn t be happier Sometimes when i love a book to pieces, it is easy to write a review and sometimes it is difficult For this novel, the latter is true I lack the adequate language needed to evoke the emotion that The Storied Life of A.J Fikry stirred within me You can t help but fall in love with the curmudgeon, bookseller A.J I don t know if I ve ever loved a charactert

  9. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    Well shit this was goodIf you re looking for a fun summer read, a book that will make you laugh and cry, grab this one Just wish there wasn t a spoiler for The Awakening

  10. Carmen Carmen says:

    This is the most precious, adorable, cutesy wootsey bunch of tripe I have ever read in my life How is this book so popular It s clich after clich after clich ad nauseam Ugh.A grumpy grumpy bookseller who is a widower leads a sad and lonely Scrooge like life until a chubby, perfect, articulate, beautiful baby is left in his book shop and teaches him to love and live again Excuse me while I go vomit in the corner Then to top it all off view spoile

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