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The Storied Life of A.J. Firky

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Product DetailsThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin
Highbridge Audio
Retail Price $24.95
Amazon Price: $16.86

Book Description: 

A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession–a rare edition of Poe poems–has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books–an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.


As a voracious reader, having read hundreds and hundreds of books over the past twenty plus years; I can honestly say that this book is one of the best that is out there. Never has a fictional book touched my heart as this has. The author gives an array of characters to love (or like, or not like so much!) and a sense of community as we se A.J. Firky grieve his losses, let go of bitterness, and move on and grow as a person.  This story is a testament to life-changing fiction, which I think this book is!

~Reviewed by Rosie B.


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