The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0143191950 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfraculawing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 4/13/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingfraculawing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019
Hanging over the porch of the tiny New England bookstore called Island Books is a faded sign with the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means.

A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, but large in weight. It’s that unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming him or for a determined sales rep named Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light. The wisdom of all those books again become the lifeblood of A.J.’s world and everything twists into a version of his life that he didn’t see coming.

Journal Entry 2 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Released 5 days ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada


Taken to the April meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers, held at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 3 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, April 15, 2019
I picked this up at the April meet up at Cravings.

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