The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
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.
A curmudgeonly bookstore owner, is resigning himself to being miserable when he discovers an abandoned baby in his store one morning. Though this sounds too saccharine to be believed, it's a charming and very entertaining book.
A recounting of the life and loves of bookseller A.J. Fikry, his adopted daughter and the publishing representative he falls in love with when she visits his small, island bookstore.
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The first way Maya approaches a book is to smell it. She strips the book of its jacket, then holds it up to her face and wraps the boards around her ears.
Her [Amelia's] talents also include multitasking, selecting the right wine at dinner (and the coordinating skill, tending friends who've had too much to drink), houseplants, strays, and other lost causes."