Wednesday, May 13, 2009

~Cover Attraction Look Alikes~

Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. She says "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 love the cover of Verbena by Nanci Kincaid. I came across the other cover today on and thought...."wow, that looks familiar!"

From Booklist
What a mess! The family in Kincaid's third novel is a fascinating mess of southern charm. Verbena (Bena for short) is an exceptionally nice sixth-grade teacher in Alabama, who has five almost-grown kids and a nice husband named Bobby. Then Bobby is killed in an auto crash, and--surprise--he wasn't alone. Then Bena's oldest son brings his new girlfriend, the younger sister of Bobby's lover, home for dinner. And she lets slip that a baby also died in the car crash. Kincaid has lots more in store for the ever-resilient Bena, who seems perfectly capable of standing up to everything the twisting and turning plot throws at her. Through it all, Kincaid's writing is as real as it is delightful. Take this small piece of teacher Bena's description of junior high: "Skin broke out, hearts broke open, lockers were broken into, heads got busted, kids got busted. Lies got told and the truth got told, too--and both were terrifying." Bena's life is kinda like that. She's good, and so is her story. Peggy Barber
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Darlene said...

I just love these look-a-likes. Before I started blogging I thought all covers were unique to the book. lol.

Jess said...

I think the same picture is used for Chris Boujalian's Skeletons at the Feast as well.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha! That is funny!
I read "Oh My Stars" by Lorna Landvik.
Have not heard of the other book.
You have a good eye!

avisannschild said...

OK, this is really weird! Check out my latest blog post here to see why!

avisannschild said...

I planned my post over a week ago, so this is quite the coincidence!

Wrighty said...

That's so interesting to see the same covers. We were discussing this recently over some others that were the same and sometimes it's stock photographs that are available for purchase. It seems like it would be unusual for someone to use the same one for the same purpose but apparently not. I've seen more and more that have had this happen.

I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list!

Wanda said...

I like the cover of Verbena more than Oh My Stars. Seeing covers workshopped like that makes one wonder if we ever really see the "true" picture anymore?


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