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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island . Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

  • Publication Date: December 2, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1616204516
  • ISBN-13: 9781616204518


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