At first, I thought this story was about an immigrant
"Anthony Edwards patted the right pocket of his jeans, just to make sure his dictionary was there. He drew it out, thumbing the yellowing pages, pressing down the packing tape that held the cover. Then he walked through the front door and down the aisles of a shop along Route 22. He was 31 years old and going to a bookstore for the first time in his life..."