I am just going to come right out and say it. I fell in love with The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry and I don't care who knows it! No but really, author Gabrielle Zevin writes for readers, you can tell right away. And I adore an author who writes for me.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a narrative about the love and life of books, and the magical story about a man who tended to them. A grumpy but lovable widower named A. J. Fikry who owns a bookstore called Island Books on Alice Island in New England. His life has been quite empty since the death of his wife, his sales are dwindling, but life is about to change for the man when his prized copy of a rare Poe book is stolen, a baby is abandoned in the store, and he is befriended by a publishing agent. All three of these events drastically turn a sad life into an enchanting one. The titles that A. J. carries in his shop alone will result in a personal connection to you and this story. Promise.