Watermark Books is pleased to present Gabrielle Zevin for a reading and signing of The Storied Life of AJ Fikry.
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. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him.
These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It's a small package, but large in weight. It's that unexpected arrival that gives A. J. Fikry the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew.
It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A.J.; or for determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light; or for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A.J.'s world; or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn't see coming.
As surprising as it is moving, THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIRKY is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.