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September 12, 2016
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Book Covers of Note September 2016

It’s September. It’s busy. All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan; design by James Paul Jones (Transworld / September 2016) Art of Memoir by Mary Karr; design by Robin Bilardello (Harper Perennial / September 2016) Before by Carmen Boullosa; design … Continue reading

May 12, 2014
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Book Covers of Note May 2014

Another month, another selection of beautiful book covers… The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin; design by Jo Thomson (Mantle May 2014) The Bees by Laline Paull; design by Steve Attardo (Ecco May 2014) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige; design … Continue reading

April 7, 2014
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Recent Book Covers of Note April 2014

The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman; design by Pablo Delcán (Pantheon January 2014) Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi; design by Jo Thomson (Picador March 2014) Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi; design by Helen Yentus (Riverhead March 2014) Chop Chop … Continue reading

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