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

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Curmudgeonly A.J. Fikry owns Island Books, an independent bookstore off the coast of Massachusetts. His wife has died, his sales are worse than ever and his prized collection of Edgar Allen Poe's TAMERLANE has been stolen. Could life get any worse? Then an unexpected package arrives that changes A.J.'s life forever. It's a love letter to booksellers and to readers, reminding us of why we love to read. Such a delight!

— Jennifer

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