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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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Dec 23, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: bookworm-book

This is a lovely little sandwich book. AJ Fikry is a widower who lives above his bookstore and is slowly drinking himself to death when he meets a pretty young bookseller from one of his favorite publishers, suffers another loss, and then discovers a toddler left in his store with a note asking him to care for her. He ends up raising Maya in the bookstore, and strikes up a close friendship with a local police chief.

AJ is a lovable character after you get past his initial gruffness. He loves reading as much as a bookstore owner should, and each chapter begins with a brief note from him about a book he read. It's a story I'll remember for a long time.
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Reading Progress

December 21, 2014 – Started Reading
December 23, 2014 – Shelved
December 23, 2014 – Shelved as: bookworm-book
December 23, 2014 – Finished Reading

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