Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Abacus (Kindle Edition)
Published: December 2nd, 2014
I was losing my reading mood last week when I asked my friend to suggest a book that could bring back my reading lust, and that’s how I met this book. At first, Gevin talked about Amelia Lohan, a woman who works as a new book representative from Knightley Press and was traveling to Alice Island to meet the owner of Island Book, AJ Fikry. I could say that it took only few pages to get me liked this book, the following quote says it all and because it talked about book people.
“Every word the right one and exactly where it should be. That's basically the highest compliment I can give.”
AJ who lived alone since his wife died has no talent of starting good relationship with people around him. So he was mean to Amelia when they met for the first time. He is not a people person and his bitterness makes everything worse. The only friends he has were Lambiase and Ismay. Alice Island is a small neighborhood, so when something unusual happened in the bookstore, the whole town will know, and it happened like that when AJ found a baby left in his bookstore, two years old baby girl who suddenly changed AJ’s life.