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Books Covers of Note January 2015

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January’s selections include some of this month’s new releases plus a few stragglers from 2014 that were undeservedly overlooked last year:

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Against the Country by Ben Metcalf; design and illustration by Leanne Shapton (Random House / January 2015)

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A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor; design by Janet Hansen (Knopf / January 2015)

Brave New World
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; design by Scot Bendall & Richard Carey / La Boca (Vintage / November 2014)

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Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne; design by Alex Merto (Blue Rider Press / December 2014)

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The First Bad Man by Miranda July; design by Mike Mills (Scribner / January 2015)

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GB84 by David Peace; design by Christopher King (Melville House / November 2014)

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Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce; design by Grace Han; cover art by Kate Bergin (Riverhead / January 2015)

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The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini; design by Henry Sene Yee (Picador / November 2014)

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I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel by David Shields and Caleb Powell; design by Chip Kidd (Knopf / January 2015)

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Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet; design by Chris Welch Design (W. W. Norton / November 2014)

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Trouble in Paradise By Slavoj Žižek; design by Richard Green (Allen Lane / November 2014)

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Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm; design by Paul Buckley (Viking / January 2015)

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The Veiled Sun by Paul Schaffer; design by David Drummond (Véhicule Press / January 2015)

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Weathering by Lucy Wood; design by Greg Heinimann (Bloomsbury / January 2015)

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X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon; design by Matt Roeser (Candlewick Press / January 2015)

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