The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

Shelfie Score: 63%

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Publisher: Hachette UK
Pages: 320


Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry. "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby. For no apparent reason, she stops crying and smiles at him. "Maya," she answers. That was easy, A.J. thinks. "How old are you?" he asks. Maya holds up two fingers. "You're two?" Maya smiles again and holds up her arms to him." A.J. Fikry, the grumpy owner of Island Books, is going through a hard time: his bookshop is failing, he has lost his beloved wife, and a prized rare first edition has be...

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My best 2017 reading so far.

S. Elliott

Warning, this is a ten-hanky-tear-jerker love letter to booksellers rolled into a retelling of Silas Marner. I feel like I loved it down to my base atoms.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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