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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.
A J Fikry runs a bookshop in a summer resort on Alice Island, Massachusetts. His life is in ruins: his young wife has died and a valuable first edition – his nest egg – has been stolen. Then a toddler is left in the shop with a note from her desperate mother saying she can no longer cope and wants her daughter to grow up among people who care about books. Funny, slick, charming, and upbeat, it can be read in a sitting, and with its small, sometimes unlikely, cast of characters and bittersweet humour, should bring a smile to the face of every booklover.
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||23rd April 2015|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Gabrielle Zevin is a screenwriter and a novelist. As a screenwriter, Gabrielle has optioned several screenplays, and her screenplay for Conversations wiith Other Women, was filmed with Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles, now availble on DVD. Gabrielle is a 2000 graduate of Harvard with a degree in English & American Literature. She was born in New York and lives there still with one pug dog, Mrs. DeWinter, and her partner of ten years, director Hans Canosa.Photo: © Aaron EckhartMore About Gabrielle Zevin