Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what she has to say, ‘I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by.’
I’m exactly the same way. This week’s cover attraction is a novel called Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline. This book will be released August 11, 2009 by William Morrow. Here’s a bit about it from Fantastic Fiction…
The accident was just that – an accident. It was dark, it was raining, Alison had two drinks in her, and the other car ran the stop sign. She just didn’t get out of the way fast enough. But now a little boy – not her own – is dead, and Alison finds herself trapped under the twin burdens of grief and guilt, and feeling increasingly estranged from her husband…Charlie, who has his own burdens.
He’s in a job he doesn’t love so that Alison can stay home with the kids (and why isn’t she more grateful for that?); he has a house in the suburbs and a long commute to and from the city each day. And the only thing he can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with…Claire, Alison’s best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved; vibrant where Alison is demure, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly-veiled retelling of her childhood in South Carolina (which is also Alison’s, in a sense).
But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire can’t stop wondering if she should leave her husband…Ben, an architect who is thoughtful, kind, and patient. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or two – in fact, exactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison have…
Why do I like the cover? I think it’s just the innocence of her hands outstretched with the nest, like an offering. I just think it’s beautiful. The story sounds good as well. What about you? Did you find any covers this week that just grabbed your attention? Let me know in the comments or share your link with me.
That's a great cover! And the story sounds good too!
The cover is amazing!
The book sounds interesting!
That cover's calling my name – I love it!
I love this cover! Sounds like the story is told from three different points of view, which is interesting.
That is a beautiful cover. It makes me want to buy the book regardless of what is inside. It is just gorgeous!
What a fantastic cover!
It is Beautiful, really!
I have this on my TBR list and I totally agree, the cover is beautiful and simple =)
AMAZING!!! Love this cover so much (one of my favorite colors of course)!!
Absolutely fantastic cover Dar. Covers like this really make us want to Peek between the pages. 🙂
I love that cover too and would totally pick up this book to investigate it further!
Alice Teh says
I love the cover!
Terrific cover and it sounds interesting too.
That is a very pretty cover!
Thanks for visiting my Cover Attraction. You know what I find as I visit blogs and see these cover attractions – including my own —that my wishlist grows by leaps and bounds! lol.