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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

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      BY THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROWNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCY HALE & KUNNAL NAYAR'Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both' Washington PostA.J. Fikry, the grumpy owner of Island Books, is going through a hard time: his bookshop is failing, he has lost his beloved wife, and his prized possession - a rare first edition book has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly.But one day A.J. finds two-year-old Maya sitting on the bookshop floor, with a note attached to her asking the owner to look after her. His life - and Maya's - is changed forever.Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books - an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.'Readers who delighted in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Jessica Brockmole's Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this adult novel by a popular YA author about a life of books, redemption, and second chances. Funny, tender, and moving' Library Journal, starred review'This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love - love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory' Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
      CONTRIBUTORS: Gabrielle Zevin EAN: 9780349146362 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 0 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown Book Group DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: WIDTH: 126 cm SPINE:

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      GABRIELLE ZEVIN's internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed books include the novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and the prizewinning children's book, Elsewhere. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is being developed into a feature film by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios, and production for the movie version of A.J. Fikry, for which Zevin wrote the adaptation, has recently finished. Zevin was born in New York and is the daughter of a Korean mother and a Jewish-American father, who both spent their careers working in computers. Zevin is a screenwriter, an occasional critic and a graduate of Harvard University. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Stardew Valley.

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      BY THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROWNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCY HALE & KUNNAL NAYAR'Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both' Washington PostA.J. Fikry, the grumpy owner of Island Books, is going through a hard time: his bookshop is failing, he has lost his beloved wife, and his prized possession - a rare first edition book has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly.But one day A.J. finds two-year-old Maya sitting on the bookshop floor, with a note attached to her asking the owner to look after her. His life - and Maya's - is changed forever.Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books - an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.'Readers who delighted in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Jessica Brockmole's Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this adult novel by a popular YA author about a life of books, redemption, and second chances. Funny, tender, and moving' Library Journal, starred review'This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love - love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory' Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
      CONTRIBUTORS: Gabrielle Zevin EAN: 9780349146362 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 0 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown Book Group DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: WIDTH: 126 cm SPINE:

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      GABRIELLE ZEVIN's internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed books include the novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and the prizewinning children's book, Elsewhere. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is being developed into a feature film by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios, and production for the movie version of A.J. Fikry, for which Zevin wrote the adaptation, has recently finished. Zevin was born in New York and is the daughter of a Korean mother and a Jewish-American father, who both spent their careers working in computers. Zevin is a screenwriter, an occasional critic and a graduate of Harvard University. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Stardew Valley.

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