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Download The Storied Life of AJ Fikry Reader ô 260 pages ☆ [EPUB] ✸ The Storied Life of AJ Fikry Author Gabrielle Zevin – 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 readSlowly but surely he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island from Chief Lambiase the well intentioned police officer who's always felt kindly toward him from Ismay his sister in law who is hell bent on saving AJ from his dreary self from Amelia the lovely and idealistic if eccentric Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island refusing to be deterred by AJ's bad attitude Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him These days he can only see them as a sign of a world that There ain't nobody in the world like book people It's a bit embarrassing to admit how emotional this book made me I'm not even a fan of Zevin's work; I uite liked the concept behind Elsewhere but not the execution and I pretty much hated All These Things I've Done But this book is just so warm and funny and bittersweet It speaks to the thing inside me that has always loved books will always love books and has allowed my life to be swept in certain directions by my love for literatureAJ Fikry is one of my favourite kinds of characters he's cynical and grumpy but simultaneously witty clever funny and lovable This is essentially the tale of his life after the death of his beloved wife He must somehow pick up the pieces of his world and continue managing his bookstore while all he really wants to do is drink away his problemsOne day AJ receives an unexpected package that is guaranteed to completely change his life Like many great books his life twists in a strange new direction introducing him to new people and new ways of thinking He soon begins to realise that he still has many things worth living forWoven with allusions to many works of literature especially short stories this novel should resonate with many book lovers Those of us who have been truly affected influenced changed or dare I be so melodramatic even saved by them I don't know if Zevin intended to make a point about the death of the bookstore and physical books in favour of ereaders but I found myself feeling a little melancholy as time went by and people stopped buying physical books Though ultimately relieved as I realised how important bookstores and paper books still are to many peopleWhether this book is for you or not I cannot say It is both funny and serious happy and sad light and dark but I wouldn't have it any other way

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Is changing too rapidlyAnd then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore It's a small package though large in weight an unexpected arrival that gives AJ 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 AJ for the determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of AJ's world Or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn't see comin Well shit this was goodIf you're looking for a fun summer read a book that will make you laugh and cry grab this oneJust wish there wasn't a spoiler for The Awakening

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The Storied Life of AJ FikryLife of eBook #10003 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 The Storied PDFEPUB or of why we read and why we loveWe are not uite novelsWe are not uite short storiesIn the end we are collected worksA J Fikry's life Storied Life of Epub #225 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 5 We read to know we're not alone We read because we are alone We read and we are not alone We are not aloneOnce in a while a book comes along that captures your heart and soul where the characters become like friends and family and a part of you wants to pack a bag and travel to that magical place forever At the start you just know it is going to be something special by the end you feel physical pain knowing that these people are gone from your lifeOne day you may pick it back up to read again but you know it will never be the same as that first experience THE STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY made me smile laugh out loud cry uncontrollablyand my grinchy heart might have even grown three sizes 39 year old AJ Fikry is the owner of a failing bookstore Island Books on Alice Island it should be successful being the only bookstore in the area and because of AJ's passion for booksbut AJ doesn't like people very much His wife Nic was the people person the one that kept the bookstore running the love of his life and now she is dead killed in a car accident a year and a half agoFor the last year and a half AJ has been barely getting by he drinks too much lives on frozen dinners has stopped exercising pushes people away and is even grumpy to his staff and customersbut at least he has a plan Sell the bookstore and auction off his copy of Tamerlane An extremely rare collection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe worth 400 thousand dollars Then he can retire But fate steps in and throws another gut wrenching blow at Mr Fikry when the uninsured Tamerlane is stolen right out of his home during a night of binge drinking It is the first wake up call AJ gets The second is only weeks awayI will leave my review right there because I think part of loving this book came from knowing practically nothing about it It was full of so many little and BIG surprises along the way and I am soooooo glad I went against my first instinct of passing this one by THE STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY is a story of love loss and second chances I cannot recommend this one enoughI won an advanced reader's copy from First Reads