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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Rating:  * * *

I love the title.  It’s difficult to resist a book whose title makes such delicious promises.

This book is a slide show:  here is A.J., recently widowed, grieving, crotchety; here is Amelia, new sales rep on the bookstore’s account; here is Maya, abandoned in the bookstore; here are Maya and A.J. and Amelia together.

As each slide appears, we accept on faith that what we see is true.  There is no way to verify; character development occurs between slides.  We see snapshots of the bookstore, its patrons and townsfolk, until we arrive at the end of the slide show, back at the beginning.

I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review.

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