Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 63: Literary Fiction (Part 6)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.

Some of my favourite covers this week include Wreck and Order by Hannah Tennant-Moore, Tuesday Nights In 1980 by Molly Prentiss, Modern Lovers by Emma Straub, Ema The Captive by César Aira, Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens, This Close by Jessica Francis Kane, Cat & Fiddle by Lesley Jorgensen, In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen, The Association Of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan, Hope Farm by Peggy Frew and The Maker Of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell.

01. A General Theory Of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
02. Wreck and Order by Hannah Tennant-Moore
03. Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson

04. Tuesday Nights In 1980 by Molly Prentiss
05. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
06. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

07. A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
08. Ema The Captive by César Aira
09. Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

10. Thomas and Mary by Tim Parks
11. This Close by Jessica Francis Kane
12. Adios, Cowboy by Olja Savičević Ivančević

13. Cat & Fiddle by Lesley Jorgensen
14. In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen
15. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

16. Memoirs Of A Dipper by Nell Leyshon
17. The Association Of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
18. Narcisa by Jonathan Shaw

19. Mislaid by Nell Zink
20. The Sport Of Kings by C.E. Morgan
21. Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

22. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
23. The Maker Of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell
24. The Blizzard by Vladimir Sorokin

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite literary fiction covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

5 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 63: Literary Fiction (Part 6)”

  1. Janet says:

    So many lovely ones! I hadn’t seen the paperback FATES AND FURIES before this. I love ALL MY PUNY SORROWS–the book and the cover! Miriam Toews is amazing.

  2. These are all so beautiful! I really love Wreck and Order and I need to buy it just so I can stare at that gorgeous cover.
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  3. Sara Strauss says:

    Wow! These are all so beautiful and incredible! I love when you get an idea for what a book is about just based on the cover!
    ~Sara
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  4. Lorraine says:

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! I’ve read The Maker of Swans and, happily, it lives up to the cover.
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  5. I really really love Literary Fiction covers — my recent favorites are Dear Fang, With Love; Dancing With The Tiger; Gold Fame Citrus; and Relief Map

    Of those above, I am in absolutely adoration with the covers for Mislaid, This Close and A General Theory of Oblivion
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