THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY WAS A WONDERFUL STORY OF A CROTCHETY BOOKSTORE OWNER. HE IS SET IN HIS WAYS AND NONE TOO PLEASANT. HE HAS REASON TO BE AN OLD GRUMP. HE IS GRIEVING THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE, HE DRINKS HIMSELF TO OBLIVION MOST NIGHTS AND NOW SOMEONE HAS STOLEN A RARE BOOK HE WAS SAVING AS A NEST EGG TO PAY FOR HIS RETIREMENT. HOWEVER, AS IN MOST PEOPLE’S LIVES, THERE IS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE THAT SETS A. J. ON A NEW COURSE. THE DELIVERY OF A SMALL PACKAGE TO THE BOOK STORE JUST AFTER HOURS IS THAT MOMENT FOR A. J. WHAT HE DOES WITH THAT PACKAGE IS TRULY SURPRISING. JUST LOVED THIS STORY!!
“Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.”*
A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.
“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
“Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” —The Washington Post
“Readers who delighted in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this novel.” —*Library Journal, starred review
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