Best Bets: Novelist Gabrielle Zevin at Village Books in Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 7, 2014 

Gabrielle Zevin reads from her new novel, "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

The main character, A.J. Fikry, is living a life he expected. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales ever, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" is a tale of transformation and second chances, an affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

Zevin has published six adult and young adult novels, including "Elsewhere," an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. She has also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR's "All Things Considered." She lives in Los Angeles. More: gabriellezevin.com.

WILD BUFFALO HOSTS OSO MUDSLIDE BENEFIT

A benefit for victims of the Oso mudslide takes place Thursday, April 10, at The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Donations large and small will be accepted at the door, and proceeds from the benefit will be split between the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team and the Disaster Relief Account for Oso Landslide Victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The schedule: 6:30 p.m., Critical Mass Marching Band; 7 p.m., Pacific High; 8:15 p.m., Josh Clauson; 9:30 p.m., Yogoman Burning Band; 10:45 p.m., The Staxx Brothers; midnight, Boombox Kid. Details: wildbuffalo.net.

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