By Gabrielle Zevin
A. J. Fikry, the irascible proprietor of Island Books, has lately continued a few difficult years: his spouse has died, his book shop is experiencing the worst revenues in its historical past, and his prized possession--a infrequent version of Poe poems--has been stolen. over the years, he has given up on humans, or even the books in his shop, rather than supplying solace, are yet one more reminder of an international that's altering too swiftly. till a so much unforeseen prevalence offers him the opportunity to make his lifestyles over and notice issues anew.
Gabrielle Zevin’s captivating novel is a love letter to the area of books--an impossible to resist confirmation of why we learn, and why we love.
“Readers who thrilled in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Rachel Joyce’s The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye might be both captivated through this grownup novel by means of a well-liked YA writer a few lifetime of books, redemption, and moment probabilities. humorous, delicate, and moving.” —Library magazine, starred review
“Wade into summer time examining with this candy but soulful story of affection, loss, the facility of friendship--and books. Like sunshine on a breezy spring day, you won’t wish it to end.” —Family Circle
“Zevin completely captures the enjoyment of connecting humans and books . . . packed with attention-grabbing characters, a deep wisdom of bookselling, outstanding reviews of vintage titles, and intensely humorous depictions of e-book golf equipment and writer occasions, this may turn out impossible to resist to e-book fans everywhere.” —Booklist
“Zevin is a deft author, shrewdpermanent and witty.” —Publishers Weekly
“A exceptional, relocating, endearing tale of redemption and transformation that would sing on your middle for a really, very lengthy time.” —Garth Stein, writer of The artwork of Racing within the Rain