There Ain’t Nobody In The World Like Book People
|April 2014; Algonquin Books|
This is a most charming book. I have no qualms recommending this to everyone. It is much more than plot or characters. Some readers may say that it is mawkish and convenient, but it is the sentimentality, simple plot, and simple prose that resonates the passion many people have for reading, connection, and affirmation of love. These are the catalyst that surprisingly turned the book into a moving and unforgettable read.
“We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories. In the end, we are collected works.”
Each chapter is heralded by a book reference, a glimpse into the heart of A.J. Fickry, containing a minute review and personal thoughts. The relevance of these nuggets will heartwarmingly unravel itself slowly, and I guarantee you that your reading piles will be bigger at the end of this beautiful tale.
“My life is in these books. Read these and know my heart.”
Book Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publication date: April 2014