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Book to be discussed: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

3/20/2018
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:30 pm
Where: Cold Storage Seafood
1000 West Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Debbera Hypke
312-833-8782


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Join fellow CFE Members for a Downtown Book Club Event.  Enjoy dinner and a social discussion on the book, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin. 

 

As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

We are not quite novels.

We are not quite short stories.

In the end, we are collected works.

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island—from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who's always felt kindly toward him; from Ismay, his sister-in-law, who is hell-bent on saving A.J. from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A.J.'s bad attitude. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.


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