I'm going to make some executive decisions that I hope work out for EVERYONE.
If they don't, let's work it out, K? Paige now has college classes on Wednesday evenings, does the third Thursday (rather than the third Wednesday) of the month work for you?
That would make our next book club at Teri's on September 18th at 6:30.
The book is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin.
It is available in paperback and Kindle - there is also a free Kindle study / book club guide: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Guide for Book Clubs (The Reading Room Book Group Notes) Kathryn Cope
“This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.
Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.
Here we are at Katy's Dry Lake.