The storied life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel

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2014
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The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books--the only bookstore on Alice Island--has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children's section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: "I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her." A search for Maya's mother, A. J.'s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn't take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Pterodactyl Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner.

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subject_facet Abandoned children
Abandoned children -- Fiction
Audiobooks
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Booksellers and bookselling
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Bookstores
Bookstores -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
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Literature
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title_display The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel
title_full The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry A Novel
The storied life of A. J. Fikry [sound recording] / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A. J. Fikry [text (large print)] : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel [electronic resource] / Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of a. j. fikry [electronic resource] : A Novel. Gabrielle Zevin
The storied life of a. j. fikry [electronic resource]. Gabrielle Zevin
title_short The storied life of A.J. Fikry :
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