Mar 2, 2015
Book 63: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The book starts out with a grumpy curmudgeon, but really he is not old enough to be so miserable. AJ is a book owner on a small remote island, the island that his now dead wife grew up on. He is alone and grieving. The island is filled with quirky residents, like all small islands are, but that is where much of the joy comes from in this book.
I love AJ and wish I was on the island and was able to visit the book store. Obviously, I was drawn into this book but it is also one of those that is a quick read. Good for airplane trips or a beach read...or in bed sick like I read it.