Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Similar Covers: Woman, Suitcase, Road...

When I spotted the cover for Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs on the TLC Book Tours site about a week ago, it immediately reminded me of another book, but I couldn’t remember its title (even though it was one of those books that seemed to pop up frequently in my Google Reader for a while). Then I saw the book in question mentioned in a Bookworms Carnival on Nicole’s blog, Linus’s Blanket: it was The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano. What I didn’t realize until I put them side by side was that the covers are almost exact lookalikes: it’s as if, after thinking it over, the girl she used to be has changed her outfit and is leaving Unknown...



The Girl She Used to Be was first published in March 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (a division of Hachette). Leaving Unknown came out this year with Avon (a Harper Collins imprint).

7 comments:

  1. It might even be the same outfit - just photo-shopped some. You have a great eye!

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  2. Interesting! The scenery looks exactly the same except for the hills on the right. Which could be photoshopped in. Hmmmm

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  3. That road is the same!!! Wow!

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  4. Kathy, I hadn't considered that but you could be right. (I wasn't thinking that it was the same woman, but now I think it might be.)

    Natalie, thanks for pointing that out -- I hadn't noticed! This reminds me of those "spot the differences" puzzles that used to be in the newspaper (and that were so much fun to do when I was a kid).

    Jenners, definitely!

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  5. Really interesting covers. At least some effort was made to make them a bit different.

    I still play those games, Avis!

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  6. It almost looks like the same road! I like the one on the right a little more.

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  7. I still enjoy those "spot the differences" puzzles too, Donna, when I come across them!

    Jen, I actually think I like the one on the left better -- it almost looks like a painting.

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