The storied life of A. J. Fikry

(Thorndike Press large print basic)

319 pages

English language

Published Nov. 12, 2014 by Large Print Press.

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4 stars (10 reviews)

A.J. Fikry's life is not what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is failing, and his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. He is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island and from Amelia, the Knightley Press sales rep who refuses to be deterred by A.J.'s bad attitude. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore that gives A.J. the ability to see everything anew. It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change; or for that determined sales rep, Amelia, to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light; or for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A.J.'s world.

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This is a story about moving on life. Not in some cheesy ways, the plot is quite enganging and has a good portion of surprises.

This is a story that remind us there're uncalculated paths crossed our way in life, but still, it is our decision to choose whether to walk on it or to walk away.

This is a story telling us there's no end to our life while we're still breathing. Second chance does exist. Maybe more.

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  • Widowers
  • Bookstores
  • Large type books
  • Abandoned children
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Fiction