The Resource The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

Label
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel
Title
The storied life of A.J. Fikry
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Zevin
Title variation
  • Storied life of AJ Fikry
  • Collected works of A.J. Fikry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 irascible A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, 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 Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298085
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zevin, Gabrielle
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Bookstores
  • Widowers
  • Abandoned children
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Abandoned children
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Bookstores
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Psychological fiction
  • Widowers
Target audience
adult
Label
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Lamb to the slaughter -- The diamond as big as the Ritz -- The luck of roaring camp -- What feels like the world -- A good man is hard to find -- The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county -- The girls in their summer dresses -- Part II. A conversation with my father -- A perfect day for bananafish -- The tell-tale heart -- Ironhead -- What we talk about when we talk about love -- The bookseller
Control code
ocn855583286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781616203214
Lccn
2013043144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)855583286
Label
The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Lamb to the slaughter -- The diamond as big as the Ritz -- The luck of roaring camp -- What feels like the world -- A good man is hard to find -- The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county -- The girls in their summer dresses -- Part II. A conversation with my father -- A perfect day for bananafish -- The tell-tale heart -- Ironhead -- What we talk about when we talk about love -- The bookseller
Control code
ocn855583286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781616203214
Lccn
2013043144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)855583286

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