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Rereading Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill

Just as Susan Hill revisits favorite and forgotten books in this charming memoir, I bought myself a copy and read it again, appreciating it more, I think, than two years ago, since I’d read and heard of more of the writers she covers. 513 more words

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The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

AJ Fikry owns the only bookstore on Alice Island, off the coast of Maine. He knows what he likes to read, and he knows what everyone else should like too. 214 more words

Book Suggestions By WCPL Staff

Book nerd problems- Reading more than one book at a time

It happens to the best of us. We peruse our Goodreads TBR list or go to the shelves of unread books in our bookcases and carefully select the next text to read. 588 more words


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“No Man Is An Island, Every Book Is A World.”

Zevin crafted a gem of a story with The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. A story of second chances, love, loss as well as community and family. 386 more words


| Gutenberg's Apprentice |

An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible. 437 more words


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

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Adult Fiction
Published April 2014
Pages 258
Purchased from Barnes & Noble
Amazon | Goodreads

On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A. 623 more words


Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

If every book read like this for me, I would seriously find a job that I could hide behind a counter and read all day….This book nourished my soul. 300 more words