CANCELLED due to weather. We are working on whether we'll get signed copies...stay tuned!
Tue 2/17, 7pm – 8pm
Gabrielle Zevin discusses her novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Algonquin Books Chapel Hill 9781616204518
A New York Times Bestseller, a #1 Indie Next Pick, and a #1 LibraryReads Selection!
"This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory." -- Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.