Two Cities One Book: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

May 2018
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

San Francisco Public Library has partnered with the Shanghai Pudong Library to present Two Cities/One Book, an opportunity for San Franciscans to read and discuss the same book, at the same time, as residents from our sister city Shanghai, China. The book selection for May is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.

A.J. Fikry, a recent widower, is a prickly and odd owner of an independent bookstore on Alice Island (in New England). One day, a toddler is abandoned by her mother in the bookstore, and the child falls under Fikry’s care. This novel is centered on books and writing and is wonderfully funny and moving.

About the Author

Gabrielle Zevin was born in New York City on October 24, 1977. She received a degree in English and American literature from Harvard University in 2000.

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