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

By MPL Staff on Jul 15, 2014 12:09 PM

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is a book lover’s dream. The author explores how books connect us to people, using the bookstore owner’s recommendations. I was moved by the character’s life experiences, both sad and joyful. It reminded me of how important locally owned bookstores are to the community.

Teri @ Atkinson

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