The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Part I, Chapter 4: What Feels Like the World Summary & Analysis

Gabrielle Zevin
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Chapter 4 is the shortest chapter of the novel and is written still in the voice of a third-person omniscient narrator, but it's almost entirely from Maya's perspective as a toddler. The chapter intro continues to be A.J.'s notes about a book, this one from "What Feels Like the World" by Richard Bausch.

Maya loves the bookstore; it's her favorite place in the world. Every morning she wakes A.J. by calling him in increasing volume levels until he is awake. As a toddler, Maya scoots her butt down each stair, since her legs are too short to walk. She says 'Good morning!' to each element of the bookstore: the magazines, bookmarks, books, and then to the store as a whole. Maya measures the store by how many of her it is wide and long...

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