The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Part II, Chapter 13: The Bookseller Summary & Analysis

Gabrielle Zevin
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The chapter intro details A.J.'s thoughts on "The Bookseller," a book by Roald Dahl. A.J. briefly comments on the characters and plot, saying that he connects with the characters in this book and that he believes that's the biggest point of living life: to connect.

A.J. is now on his deathbed, trying to communicate but unable to do so. He tries to tell Maya that in the end, a person is a collection of works. He also tries to tell her that words help people to feel things, things they weren't sure they could feel. He cries, and Maya asks him not to cry. Aside from speaking, A.J. has trouble reading. He can, however, write, and the narrator notes that A.J. has been writing brief paragraphs for Maya as a final gift to her...

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