Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Page Count: 288
Published by: Turtleback Books
Date Published: December 2, 2014
You can find it here: Bookshop.org
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a 250 page novel that bursts with heart and laughter.
Cantankerous, opinionated A.J. Fikry owns the only bookstore on Alice Island. After his wife’s death two years ago A.J. has given up on his store, his life, and humanity in general (with their appalling taste in books).
When two year old Maya is abandoned unexpectedly into his care, A.J.’s former plan of drinking himself to death suddenly changes. Maya brings light back to A.J. and thus begins the journey of his new life – reawakening him to hope and joy and … differing opinions about books! The cast of characters are quirky, likeable, and decently explored for such a small book, while the small island setting is perfectly charming. It is a book you will devour quickly and will stay with you always.
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