The Resource The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

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The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel
Title
The storied life of A. J. Fikry
Title remainder
a novel
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Gabrielle Zevin
Title variation
  • Storied life of A.J. Fikry
  • Storied life of AJ Fikry
  • Storied life of A J Fikry
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eng
Summary
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children's section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: "I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her." A search for Maya's mother, A. J.'s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn't take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner
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Title
The storied life of A. J. Fikry
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Summary
A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances. -- Beth Mills for LibraryReads
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Character
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  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
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10298085
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.E95
LC item number
S86 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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by Gabrielle Zevin
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  • Storied life of AJ Fikry
  • Collected works of A.J. Fikry
The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin
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22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781616203214
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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cat13rev
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  • ocn855583286
  • (OCoLC)855583286

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