The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
‘No man is an island,’ “Every book is a world” is the sign over the tiny bookshop, “Island Books” in a Massachusetts island beach town and that about sums up this delightful read. You will find it filled with references to favorite “stories,” a philosophy for thriving in a treacherous world, and the awareness that a story will be different each time it is read. Each chapter begins with an insight into a short story, which perhaps is a bit of a gimmick, but we eagerly take advantage of the opportunity to glean some understanding of who the proprietor, A.J. is as a man.
All lovers of books and the “story” will be smitten with this lovely, quiet but memorable tale that is bound to resonate on many levels.