I was looking through the books at Value Village this weekend when I came across Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh. I recognized her name because I’ve been seeing it a lot on the Web in connection with her latest novel, The Condition (which sounds fantastic). I consequently snatched this one up happily, but then I started to wonder if I already had this book because the cover looked so familiar. Had I bought it before and not made the connection that this was the same author I’d been reading about recently? That didn’t seem possible and yet... Was I just thinking about the cover to What the Living Won’t Let Go by Lorna Crozier, which I blogged about recently in a reading questionnaire? Thank goodness for LibraryThing, which makes it so easy to (a) check if you already own the book (I didn’t) and (b) locate books with a similar cover... The culprit turned out to be The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver, which I had also mentioned in that same post!
I seem to be attracted to book covers featuring fairly old-fashioned-looking dresses on hangers. Are there any others out there? Any with four or more maybe? Let me know if you come across any!