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Southern Comfort

I’m puzzled by this girlie cover for the paperback version of Intuition by Allegra Goodman. It’s all about this young woman, who works in a cancer lab. (Thank God there’s a cute doctor also working there!) But oops, his ex is on a rampage and she tries to mess with his work and there’s all these ethical and moral dilemmas and hey, maybe another cover (more serious) would have been better! More like the hardcover maybe?

Speaking of covers, one of my favorite books of 2006  Abide with Me, by Elizabeth Strout had a total redesign for the paperback. How do you go from this to this?

We also have a crumbling cupcake cover trend. From Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker  to the The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

On the Rise:

The hot new novel looks to be The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle. (Mentioned earlier in the month in this blog.)

Link Love

I enjoy group blogs and found Deadline Hellions to be mighty fine reading.

Read  of the Week

I re-read The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks and it was like discovering a brand-new book. I didn’t remember a bit of it except for the last story where her main character tries to follow The Rules.

I was surprised by the spare prose and the shortness of the novel, but I still really enjoyed it and think the work holds up after ten years. Still I prefer her latest The Wonder Spot which I believe I’ll re-read for comparison.

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