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Book Covers of Note August 2014

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Here is this month’s selection of recently noted covers:

2am-at-the-cats-pajamas
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino; design by Christopher Brand (Crown August 2014)

bend-of-the-world
The Bend of the World by Jacob Bacharach; design by Jamie Keenan (W. W. Norton May 2014)

brave-man-seven-stories-tall
Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor; design by Richard Ljoenes (Harper July 2014)

butterflies
Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir; design by Nathan Burton (Pushkin Press June 2014)


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami; design by Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker August 2014)

(See the U.S. Cover here)

girls-from-weintraub
The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe; design by Abby Weintraub (Knopf July 2014)

H Is For Hawk
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald; cover art by Christopher Wormell (Jonathan Cape July 2014)

happy-are-the-happy-suzanne-dean
Happy are the Happy by Yesmina Reza; design by Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker July 2014)

liars-wife
The Liar’s Wife by Mary Gordon; design by Linda Huang (Pantheon August 2014)

philip-larkin
Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth; design by David Mann (Bloomsbury August 2014)

preparing-the-ghost
Preparing the Ghost by Gavin Frank; design by Ben Wiseman (W. W. Norton August 2014)

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The Reef by Iain McCalman; design by Oliver Munday (Scientific American May 2014)

removers
The Removers by Andrew Meredith; design by Evan Gaffney (Scribner July 2014)

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Spin by Clive Veroni; design by WAX (House of Anansi August 2014)

unspeakable-things
Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny; design by Greg Heinimann (Bloomsbury July 2014)

we-are-called-to-rise
We Are Called To Rise by Laura McBride; design by Christopher Lin (Simon & Schuster June 2014)

what-we-see-when-we-read
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund; design by Peter Mendelsund (Vintage August 2014)

your-face-in-mine
Your Face in Mine by Jess Row; design by Oliver Munday (Riverhead August 2014)

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3 Comments

  1. Oh I need Butterflies in November! Fab list.

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