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The Resource READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry], (kit)

READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry], (kit)

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READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry]
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READS-TO-GO
Title remainder
[bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry]
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by Gabrielle Zevin
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children's section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: "I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her." A search for Maya's mother, A. J.'s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn't take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner
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Title
The storied life of A. J. Fikry
Creator
Summary
A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances. -- Beth Mills for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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10298085
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HSA
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kit
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813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
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by Gabrielle Zevin
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  • Storied life of AJ Fikry
  • Collected works of A.J. Fikry
READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry], (kit)
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READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for The storied life of A. J. Fikry], (kit)
Publication
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Kit includes Gale Large Print edition and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill paperback editions (c2014) ; Questions and topics for discussion at the back of the Algonquin books
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Accompanying material
1 lg. print bk. (319 p. ; 22 cm.) + 1 discussion guide (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm.) + 1 sign-out sheet (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm.) + 1 brochure (1 sheet, folded ; 22 cm.)
Control code
ocn902688082
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{'DOVER': 'https://librarycatalog.dover.nh.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=190847'}
Extent
14 bks. (270 p. ; 21 cm.) +
Isbn
9781616204518

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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