Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry/ Gabrielle Zevin/260 pgs.
A.J. Fikry, and his deceased wife, own the only bookstore on Alice Island. Once A.J.'s wife dies, he turns crotchety and isolated--even though he is only in his forties. Never very social, A.J.'s life is turned upside down when a baby (Maya) is abandoned in his bookstore, with the mother's wishes that she be raised by A.J. His life is changed, whether he wants it to be or not, the residents come to his aid in raising Maya--it's a wonderful little book. There is laughter, sadness, surprises--a wonderful read. Highly recommended!