The Storied Life of A J Fikry

Irresistible.” —Booklist “A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.” —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Readers who ...

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616204516

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Don't miss Gabrielle Zevin's new novel, Young Jane Young, coming in August 2017. “Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.”* A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew. “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 “Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” —The Washington Post “You won’t want it to end.” —Family Circle “A natural for book groups.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “A reader’s paradise of the first order.” —The Buffalo News “A fun, page-turning delight.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “Captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Irresistible.” —Booklist “A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.” —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Readers who delighted in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this novel.” —*Library Journal, starred review

Study Guide for Book Clubs

A comprehensive guide to Zevin's wonderful celebration of the world of literature, this book includes useful literary context; a full plot summary, discussion of themes and symbols; character notes; 15 thought-provoking discussion questions ...

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No book group should be without this companion guide to Gabrielle Zevin's bestselling novel, 'The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry'. A comprehensive guide to Zevin's wonderful celebration of the world of literature, this book includes useful literary context; a full plot summary, discussion of themes and symbols; character notes; 15 thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and a quick quiz.Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. An invaluable reference tool, they provide a wealth of useful information on your chosen novel. *THIS BOOK IS A COMPANION GUIDE, DESIGNED TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ORIGINAL NOVEL. PLEASE BE AWARE, IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE NOVEL.*

The Storied Life of A J Fikry

No reading group should be without this companion guide to Gabrielle Zevin's novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.A comprehensive guide to this contemporary bestseller, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your ...

Author: Kathryn Cope

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500489090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 44

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No reading group should be without this companion guide to Gabrielle Zevin's novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. A comprehensive guide to this contemporary bestseller, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion going: useful literary context; an author biography; full plot synopsis; themes; character analysis; discussion questions; recommended further reading and a quick quiz.

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The Collected Works of A J Fikry

This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won't want to leave, with characters that you will come to love. "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby.

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405525169

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A.J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life. Maya is the baby left on A.J.'s bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters? This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won't want to leave, with characters that you will come to love.

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Young Jane Young

Meet Aviva Grossman. The Internet won’t let her or anyone else forget her past transgressions. This is the story of five women . . . . . . and the sex scandal that binds them together.

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616207728

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“SLY, EXHILARATING . . . HILARIOUS.” —People (Book of the Week) This is the story of five women . . . Meet Rachel Grossman. She’ll stop at nothing to protect her daughter, Aviva, even if it ends up costing her everything. Meet Jane Young. She’s disrupting a quiet life with her daughter, Ruby, to seek political office for the first time. Meet Ruby Young. She thinks her mom has a secret. She’s right. Meet Embeth Levin. She’s made a career of cleaning up her congressman husband’s messes. Meet Aviva Grossman. The Internet won’t let her or anyone else forget her past transgressions. This is the story of five women . . . . . . and the sex scandal that binds them together. From Gabrielle Zevin, the bestselling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, comes another story with unforgettable characters that is particularly suited to the times we live in now . . .

The Dinner List

These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel, The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.

Author: Rebecca Serle

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250295203

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, Rebecca Serle's The Dinner List is a romance for our times. Bon appetit! A Bustle Book Club Selection “I have five words for Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List: wistful, delicious, romantic, magical, love.” —Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and Young Jane Young “We’ve been waiting for an hour.” That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.” At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel, The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You. When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.

Seven Ways To Jane

After getting fired from her safe job, wannabe writer Jane discovers what a wide world of other Janes there are. Ego-surfing with her best friend Christian gives her THE IDEA: the book she was born to write. The next step?

Author: Mj Sewall

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ISBN: 9781715699819

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Page: 216

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After getting fired from her safe job, wannabe writer Jane discovers what a wide world of other Janes there are. Ego-surfing with her best friend Christian gives her THE IDEA: the book she was born to write. The next step? An epic road trip. With a skimpy plan and an even skinnier budget, they blaze from California to New York, meeting Jane Waldens as they quest for the perfect angle, the just-so interview question. The business Jane in Vegas, the seemingly happy Mom Jane in Nebraska, the tough-as-nails Jane. But wait. Is this becoming a cliché? All surface and no substance? As Jane and Christian realize they are wading into the ever-deepening waters of the big idea, they realize there's no turning back. Soon, they make a series of discoveries that lead them both through the modern looking glass, crashing into something they never saw coming. A quirky adventure, Seven Ways To Jane's influences come from Silver Linings Playbook, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and all the way back to Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

Receiving a cryptic letter from her famous mathematician grandfather just before his suicide, Hazel, the owner of a struggling bookstore in Seattle, is charged with tracking down and protecting a dangerous equation before enemies from a ...

Author: Nova Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175122

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of 2018” *Book of the Month Club Selection “Hugely entertaining…The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobs’s writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a magic all its own.” —The Wall Street Journal The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and protect—before others can get their hands on it. Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden. While in Los Angeles for Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch. As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.

Rise and Shine Benedict Stone

Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.

Author: Phaedra Patrick

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460396707

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Look for Phaedra Patrick’s newest perfectly charming read, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge. “A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove.” —Library Journal, starred review “Phaedra Patrick understands the soul.” —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop A delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start—and then a surprise arrives at his door in the form of his audacious teenage niece, Gemma. Reckless and stubborn, she invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.

Margarettown

Written as a final letter from N. to his young daughter, Jane, Margarettown recounts the story of his relationship with Margaret. Margaret Towne is the name of the woman he loves and of the town she introduces him to, Margarettown.

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Miramax Books

ISBN: 9781401359966

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the playful tradition of The Time Traveler's Wife comes an enchanting story about love in its many forms, and a man's timeless journey into the unknowable territory of the woman he loves. From the moment they first sleep together -- piled atop seven mattresses in her dorm room -- N. is pulled ineluctably into a rich and enchanted relationship with Margaret Towne, a woman who will introduce him to worlds he never dreamed existed. Written as a final letter from N. to his young daughter, Jane, Margarettown recounts the story of his relationship with Margaret. Margaret Towne is the name of the woman he loves and of the town she introduces him to, Margarettown. It is a place both real and imagined, located somewhere in upstate New York and home to a mysterious "family" of women named Old Margaret, Marge, Mia, Maggie, and May. In this strange and fantastical place, N. and Margaret become joined forever. Margarettown is a story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime and about the impossibility of really knowing anything about who it is we have come to love.

The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom Charming Feel Good and Absolutely Unforgettable

Join Eliza as she shows you how to run away with the love of your life (quite fast actually, as your family are coming after you), how to make your grandfather happy (this might involve a little bit of lying), how to let someone you love go ...

Author: Beth Miller

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786816832

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Meet Eliza Bloom: she is funny without realising it, she loves watching old movies and for the past fourteen years she's been keeping some pretty big secrets. And last night her teenage daughter found something in a hidden shoebox that no-one was supposed to see and started asking questions. Questions that might just change everything in Eliza's carefully constructed world. What do you do when your secrets start taking on a life of their own? Join Eliza as she shows you how to run away with the love of your life (quite fast actually, as your family are coming after you), how to make your grandfather happy (this might involve a little bit of lying), how to let someone you love go (actually, this never gets easier) and how (now, this is a bad idea) to keep secrets from your new husband. Eliza Bloom's runaway marriage has become the stuff of family legend, but legends have a habit of catching up with you in very unexpected ways... An uplifting and heartbreaking novel about finding yourself, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Keeper of Lost Things and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.

Seven Ways To Jane Premium Hardcover Edition

After getting fired from her safe job, wannabe writer Jane discovers what a wide world of other Janes there are. Ego-surfing with her best friend Christian gives her THE IDEA: the book she was born to write. The next step?

Author: Mj Sewall

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781034171980

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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After getting fired from her safe job, wannabe writer Jane discovers what a wide world of other Janes there are. Ego-surfing with her best friend Christian gives her THE IDEA: the book she was born to write. The next step? An epic road trip. With a skimpy plan and an even skinnier budget, they blaze from California to New York, meeting Jane Waldens as they quest for the perfect angle, the just-so interview question. The business Jane in Vegas, the seemingly happy Mom Jane in Nebraska, the tough-as-nails Jane. But wait. Is this becoming a cliché? All surface and no substance? As Jane and Christian realize they are wading into the ever-deepening waters of the big idea, they realize there's no turning back. Soon, they make a series of discoveries that lead them both through the modern looking glass, crashing into something they never saw coming. A quirky adventure, Seven Ways To Jane's influences come from Silver Linings Playbook, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and all the way back to Breakfast at Tiffany's.