book cover of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

(2014)
(The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry)
A novel by

 
 
This internationally bestselling sensation is a 'funny, tender, and moving' (Library Journal, starred review) tale about community, books and second chances set in a world you won't want to leave

A.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.

Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry.

'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

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Hardback Editions

December 2014 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-606-36076-X / 978-0-606-36076-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Collected Works Of A.j. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-4448-2317-5 / 978-1-4448-2317-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life Of Aj Fikry (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-4104-6889-5 / 978-1-4104-6889-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2014 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-4087-0461-7 / 978-1-4087-0461-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2014 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Storied Life Of A J Fikry,The
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-670-06824-1 / 978-0-670-06824-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA   


1800 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-61620-321-8 / 978-1-61620-321-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-349-13939-3 / 978-0-349-13939-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-349-14107-X / 978-0-349-14107-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-349-14113-4 / 978-0-349-14113-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-59413-841-9 / 978-1-59413-841-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0-14-319127-6 / 978-0-14-319127-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-61620-451-6 / 978-1-61620-451-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-4087-0462-5 / 978-1-4087-0462-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   


2014 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-61620-556-3 / 978-1-61620-556-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 1-62231-353-4 / 978-1-62231-353-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
Author(s): Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU