The storied life of A.J. Fikry: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(10)
4 star
 
(11)
3 star
 
(4)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
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 Pterodactyl Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781616204518
9781616203214
9781616203948
9781467671248
146767124
9781410468895
9781622313532
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b560452d-3dd5-8538-8d49-3da416bb54ce
Grouping Title storied life of a j fikry
Grouping Author zevin gabrielle
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-19 23:35:47PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-19 17:02:58PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Brick, Scott,, Brick, Scott.
author Gabrielle Zevin
author2-role Brick, Scott,narrator., Brick, Scott., Findaway World, LLC., HighBridge Audio (Firm)., Playaway Digital Audio.
author_display Zevin, Gabrielle
available_at_catalog Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook, Book Club In A Bag, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Large Print, Bordeaux - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Fiction, East - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Large Print, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Book Club In A Bag, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Audiobook, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description 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.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Kit, Large Print, Playaway, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id b560452d-3dd5-8538-8d49-3da416bb54ce
isbn 146767124, 9781410468895, 9781467671248, 9781616203214, 9781616203948, 9781616204518, 9781622313532
item_details ils:CARL0000430457|35192045660952|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045660960|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045660994|Bordeaux - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661000|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661018|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661034|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661042|Inglewood - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||IN||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661059|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192045661075|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076505|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076513|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076521|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076539|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076547|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076554|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076570|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076588|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076596|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192046076604|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192047744879|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000430457|35192047819382|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000430457|QQ00169179|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F ZEV|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000430571|35192045667973|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000430571|35192045667981|Hermitage - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000430571|35192090009352|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045790213|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045790221|Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045790239|Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045790247|Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045821927|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000433925|35192045826504|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000436892|35192045727520|Hermitage - Adult Large Print|Fiction Zevin Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000436892|35192045727538|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Zevin Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000436892|35192045727546|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Zevin Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000436892|35192045727553|Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print|Fiction Zevin Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000436892|35192046855197|Bellevue - Adult Large Print|Fiction Zevin Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000501087|35192049243318|Main Library - Adult Book Club In A Bag|Book Club in a Bag|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, overdrive:605103b4-b3ca-44b7-bf30-6501ebf83700|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|7|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Kit, Large Print Book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-07-19T22:02:58.753Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Book Club in a Bag, CD AUDIO Fiction Zevin, Fiction Zevin, Fiction Zevin Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Zevin
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781616204518
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000430457|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,|2014.|260 pages ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000430571|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|HighBridge Audio,|[2014]|6 sound discs (5.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000433925|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway,|[2014]|1 audio media player (7 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000436892|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press,|2014.|319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000501087|Kit|Books||English|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,|2014.|1 bag (Black and yellow) ; 30 x 44 cm. + 10 books, discussion questions, author's biography, "Tips for starting a successful Book club" and instructions for Book Club in a Bag program., overdrive:605103b4-b3ca-44b7-bf30-6501ebf83700|eBook|eBook||English|Algonquin Books|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000430457 35192047819382 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045660952 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076588 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076505 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661059 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076547 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661034 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076513 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045660994 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661018 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076554 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076539 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076596 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045660960 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661075 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192047744879 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076604 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661000 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076521 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192046076570 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430457 35192045661042 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045821927 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045790221 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045790239 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045790247 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045790213 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000433925 35192045826504 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:605103b4-b3ca-44b7-bf30-6501ebf83700 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000436892 35192045727546 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000436892 35192045727553 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000436892 35192045727520 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000436892 35192046855197 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000436892 35192045727538 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000430571 35192045667981 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000430571 35192045667973 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000430571 35192090009352 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000501087 35192049243318 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Abandoned children -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Booksellers -- Fiction, Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction, Bookstores -- Fiction, Large type books, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Widowers -- Fiction
title_display The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel
title_full The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry A Novel, The storied life of A. J. Fikry [sound recording] / Gabrielle Zevin, The storied life of A. J. Fikry [sound recording] : a novel / by Gabrielle Zevin, The storied life of A. J. Fikry [text (large print)] / Gabrielle Zevin, The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin
title_short The storied life of A.J. Fikry :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Abandoned children, Audiobooks, Booksellers, Booksellers and bookselling, Bookstores, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Psychological fiction, American, Romance, Widowers