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Author: Gabrielle Zevin; New Hampshire Library Association. Reference and Adult Services (READS); New Hampshire Library Association. READS-TO-GO.
Publisher: [New Hampshire] : [NHLA READS-TO-GO], [2015]
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English
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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. The irascible A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Kit, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Zevin; New Hampshire Library Association. Reference and Adult Services (READS); New Hampshire Library Association. READS-TO-GO.
ISBN: 9781616204518 1616204516 9781410468895 1410468895
OCLC Number: 902688082
Notes: Kit includes Gale Large Print edition and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill paperback editions (c2014) ; Questions and topics for discussion at the back of the Algonquin books.
Description: 14 bks. (270 pages ; 21 cm) + 1 lg. print bk. (319 pages ; 22 cm) + 1 discussion guide (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm) + 1 sign-out sheet (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm) + 1 brochure (1 sheet, folded ; 22 cm)
Other Titles: Storied life of A.J. Fikry.
READS-TO-GO book club kits [brochure]
Storied life of A.J. Fikry [discussion guide]

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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. The irascible A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, 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 Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner.

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