The storied life of A.J. Fikry: a novel

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Don't miss Gabrielle Zevin's new novel, Young Jane Young, coming in August 2017. 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 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 enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. “Readers who delighted in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this adult novel by a popular YA author about a life of books, redemption, and second chances. Funny, tender, and moving.” —Library Journal, starred review “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 “Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Filled with interesting characters, a deep knowledge of bookselling, wonderful critiques of classic titles, and very funny depictions of book clubs and author events, this will prove irresistible to book lovers everywhere.” —Booklist “Zevin is a deft writer, clever and witty.” —Publishers Weekly “A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.” —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

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subject_facetAbandoned children
Abandoned children -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Book thefts -- Fiction
Booksellers -- Fiction
Booksellers and bookselling
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Bookstores
Bookstores -- Fiction
Cloud Library eBook
Electronic books
FICTION
FICTION -- General
Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Poetry -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Rare books -- Fiction
Toddlers -- Fiction
Widowers
Widowers -- Fiction
title_displayThe storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel
title_fullThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry A Novel
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry A Novel [electronic resource] Zevin, Gabrielle.
The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A.J. Fikry / a novel by Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel [electronic resource] / Gabrielle Zevin
title_shortThe storied life of A.J. Fikry
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Book thefts
Booksellers
Booksellers and bookselling
Bookstores
Electronic books
FICTION
Fiction
Friendship
General
Literature
Lost and found possessions
Man-woman relationships
Poetry
Rare books
Romance
Toddlers
Widowers