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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books—the only bookstore on Alice Island—has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

7h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:56


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

41:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:10:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:21


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:12:47


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

49:26


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:44


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

19:34


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

16:27


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

21:50


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

44:14


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

11:03


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

21:41


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

00:09