They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, however that’s exactly what I did when I saw ‘The Collected Works Of A.J. Fikry’ by Gabrielle Zevin in a book store in Manly. I loved the cover and knew that I just had to read the book.
Without giving too much away AJ is left to run a struggling book store by himself after his wife is tragically killed. His prized book of Poe poems has also been stolen. AJ’s life is going from bad to worse, until one day a special package arrives on his door step. His whole life is transformed from that day on. Along the way AJ also falls in love with his local book rep. The book is an easy read, but leaves a lasting impression long after you have finished reading it. ‘The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry’ is a real favourite with readers at the Cootamundra Library. We love it!