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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Gabrielle Zevin (Author)

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Title:The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Authors:Gabrielle Zevin (Author)
Info:Algonquin Books (2014), Edition: 1St Edition, 288 pages
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)

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One of the blurbs on the back of this book says it best: ‘A reader’s paradise of the first order.’ That’s exactly what this book is. Literary heaven, at least for me. A book about books and bookshops and book people. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I loved it. And I loved how Gabrielle Zevin left so much to be wondered about but then was solved for the reader later on. All my questions about timing and storylines were answered, but not immediately. Not just once or twice, either. Many times, and I just loved that. I loved every character except for Daniel (obviously) and of course I loved AJ best. The ONLY flaw I noticed was the way Maya spoke, which felt unrealistic to all of her ages throughout the book but that can be forgiven when everything else about this book is so fantastic. ( )
  tuf25995 | May 26, 2019 |
Perfect. Absolutely perfect:) ( )
  erinclark | May 20, 2019 |
Lovely book. Love books about books. Quick read ( )
  shazjhb | Apr 2, 2019 |
The first chapter was so charming, but it took a sharp turn into cuteness in chapter two and I just couldn't go on.
  badube | Mar 6, 2019 |
I loved this book. It was short but delightful. I didn't want it to finish. I want everyone to read it. ( )
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Zevin, Gabrielleprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Biekmann, LidwienTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dompè, MaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Estúdio InsólitoCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guitry, AuroreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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come on, sweetheart
let's adore one another
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For my parents, who furnished my formative years with books, and for the boy who gave me The Stories of Vladimir Nabakov all those winters ago.
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On the ferry from Hyannis to Alice Island, Amelia Loman paints her nails yellow and, while waiting for them to dry, skims her predecessor's notes.
They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books? (p. 18)
You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book? (p. 87)
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(3zsFunny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.(3ys* 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. (3zsThis 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.(3y s?Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child (3zsMarvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.(3y s?The Washington Post (3zsYou won?t want it to end.(3y s?Family Circle (3zsA natural for book groups.(3y s?Richmond Times-Dispatch (3zsA reader?s paradise of the first order.(3y s?The Buffalo News (3zsA fun, page-turning delight.(3y s?Minneapolis Star Tribune (3zsCaptures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Irresistible.(3y s?Booklist (3zsA wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.(3y s?Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain (3zsReaders 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.(3y s?*Library Journal, starred revie… (more)

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