The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (Paperback)

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AJ Fikry is an independent bookseller. Tragically widowed after his wife
is killed in a car accident while escorting a visiting author, AJ is
now sole proprietor of Island Books on Alice Island off Hyannis,
Massachusetts. The store's motto, "No Man Is an Island, Every Book Is a
World," has lost its meaning, and AJ's on a mission to drink himself
to death.  He can't even be civil to Amelia Loman, the new sales rep
for Knightley Books. Then two things happen. First, his rare manuscript
of Edgar Allen Poe's teenage poetry is stolen, then two-year-old Maya
is abandoned in the bookstore with a note pinned onto her stuffed Elmo.
Booksellers will love The Storied Life of AJ Fikry for the familiar and bookstore lovers will love it even more. This is a story of second chances nurtured among the shelves.

— Carol

April 2014 Indie Next List


“Fikry is a bookseller with a small shop in a sleepy island resort town off the coast of Massachusetts. He's a bit cantankerous, but with good reason: his wife, the 'people person' of the relationship, has recently died and his prized possession, a rare copy of Tamerlane, has gone missing. Despite those losses, there's one strange addition, a baby girl left on his doorstep with an explicit request for Fikry to take her in. Zevin's novel offers the reality of both death and rebirth, held together by the spirit of the bookstore. It's a romantic comedy, a spiritual journey, and if you include the chapter openings, a collection of short story criticisms as well. In short, it's a celebration of books and the people who read them, write them, and sell them.”
— Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

Product Details
ISBN: 9789862726372
ISBN-10: 9862726377
Publisher: Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: Chinese