- Publisher: Penguin Canada (2022-11-15)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 272 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780735247345
- Item Weight: 238.14 grams
- Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.25 x 0.71 cm
* SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE *
"[A] book for people who love books, who recognize a story well-told for what it is, and for the power it contains." —The Globe and Mail
An irresistible novel about second chances and finding room for all the books—and all the love—that transform our lives.
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, and even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It's a small package, though large in weight—an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A.J. As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.
About the Author
GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author whose books have been translated into thirty-eight languages. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, spent several months on the New York Times bestseller list, was a USA Today bestseller, and has been a bestseller all around the world. She has also written books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.