Published by Abacus, paperback, 21st May 2015, £7.99
ABACUS PAPERBACK OF 2015 and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
‘This is a book full of joy and warmth: you leave feeling better than you did at the beginning.’
‘Delightful! I read [it] in one sitting. This 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’
Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, is despondent after losing his beloved wife and witnessing the ever-declining number of sales at his small, quirky bookstore. His prized rare edition of Tamerlane is stolen, and just as he thinks things can’t get worse, someone leaves a baby at his store with a note attached to her, asking him to look after her. Baby Maya is a burden A.J. does not want but when the time comes, he finds it impossible to hand her over to child protection services, instead choosing to care for her himself.
Suddenly, the children’s section is overflowing with new titles, and the bookstore becomes home to a number of local book clubs. Business has never been so good and A. J. finds himself an essential new part of his long-time community. 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.
First published in 2014, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry has been given a new cover and a new name - you can read my review of the original book from last year here.
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