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The Resource The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, (electronic resource :)

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, (electronic resource :)

Label
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Title
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Statement of responsibility
by Gabrielle Zevin
Title variation
  • Storied life of AJ Fikry
  • Collected works of A.J. Fikry
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Language
eng
Summary
A #1 Indie Next Pick and a #1 LibraryReads Selection 2This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.3 —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child 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. 2Readers who delighted in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this adult novel by a popular YA author about a life of books, redemption, and second chances. Funny, tender, and moving.3 —Library Journal, starred review 2Wade into summer reading with this sweet yet soulful tale of love, loss, the power of friendship--and books. Like sunshine on a breezy spring day, you won’t want it to end.3 —Family Circle 2Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Filled with interesting characters, a deep knowledge of bookselling, wonderful critiques of classic titles, and very funny depictions of book clubs and author events, this will prove irresistible to book lovers everywhere.3 —Booklist 2Zevin is a deft writer, clever and witty.3 —Publishers Weekly 2A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.3 —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
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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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298085
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d7mo4z9
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Publication
Control code
9781616203948
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unknown
Extent
250 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781616203948
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d7mo4z9
Label
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d7mo4z9
Publication
Control code
9781616203948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
250 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781616203948
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d7mo4z9

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