The Writing’s On The Wall: No One Else Can Have You

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels.

A sparkling novel that combines the best that Twin Peaks, Fargo, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Kathleen Hale’s own unique humour, wit, and outlook have to offer, No One Else Can Have You has proven to be one of the best 2014 debuts published this year and a story that I will personally cherish and enjoy for many years to come. While it has proved a polarizing novel amongst readers, I highly encourage you to pick up a copy and give it a chance, if you haven’t already. As was the case with Jessi Kirby’s Golden, when I first came up with the idea for The Writing’s On The Wall I knew almost immediately that I wanted to pay tribute to Hale’s darkly droll, satirical masterpiece. How I wanted to do so was less certain, however. Enchanted by the book cover, which manages to be both hilarious and haunting all at once, a perfect encapsulation of the novel itself, I had hoped to re-create it in some way. I also wanted to memorialize at least one of the wonderful quotes that had remained with me over a year after I first read the book in question. So, in the end I decided to do both. Now I can only hope that what I’ve created does justice to a story that has meant so much to me.

Title No One Else Can Have You
Author Kathleen Hale
Pages 384 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Publisher HarperTeen
To Be Published January 7th, 2014
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Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship — where no one is a suspect — anyone could be the killer.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Studio Desset and BaBaPuff whose clipart I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Summer Raine, DigiWorkshop and BaBaPuff whose clipart I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

What book would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

2 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: No One Else Can Have You”

  1. Leah says:

    These are so awesome, Jen! I’ve not read the book but I’m using the pink wallpaper because it’s super pretty.

    I’d LOVE a Something Borrowed (Emily Giffin) themed wallpaper, or a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) themed wallpaper, they’d be right up my alley! 🙂

    You are very, very talented, Jen, thank you for sharing your wallpapers with us!
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  2. Frasier says:

    You. Are. Amazing. No. Really you are. I love and adore both of them. Hearts in my eyes.
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