Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin p. 52

"Funny world, right? Someone steals a book from you; someone else leaves you a baby."

This sounds unlikely, but it's literally true. Fikry was robbed of a book worth many thousands of dollars, and then a baby was abandoned in his bookstore. He doesn't like aphorisms so I won't point out how sometimes we seem to be given things with one hand while things are taken away with the other. (But really the loss he is suffering isn't the stolen book, it's his deceased wife. He'd take her over the valuable book any day of the week.)


Kay said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. Interesting beginning.

Majanka Verstraete said...

Getting robbed (too bad a book got stolen though!) and then finding the baby...That sounds like an interesting start! I hope you enjoy the book.

Here's my Teaser.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Someone else recommended this book to me so it's on my TBR list. Sounds like a fascinating story.
My Tuesday post features AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a soulful story. I'd read it.
My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/14/teasers-tuesdays-110-shelf-life-the-publicist-book-two/