Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cover Attractions

Today I have 2 covers for you :) ~~


Synopsis

In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames–recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her–is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helen’s problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen’s husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.

And this one ~~~
Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best of the Month, April 2009: A man who's not quite young anymore, his relationship trouble, and his iPod: at first glance Arthur Phillips's The Song Is You sounds like strictly Nick Hornby territory, but it turns out to be a lot closer to The Red Shoes, a story of love and art in which the two are confused and jealously compete. And as in The Red Shoes, but so rarely in other works of art, it's the art-making that carries the most power and mystery. Julian Donahue is a "creative": a skilled director of commercials who has come to know his limits. Cait O'Dwyer is a singer, and a bit of a comet that Julian somehow catches the tail of. Their courtship--as Julian evades a marriage split by an unbearable loss and Cait shoots single-mindedly toward stardom--is an intricately constructed pas de deux that is both surprising and convincing throughout. It's Phillips's first novel set in the present since Prague, and in its artful structure, style, and heart it's a match for that smart and charming debut. --Tom Nissley

I am a little more attracted to the first one. What do you think?
Which one is your favorite this week?

Thank You
Marcia at for hosting this event!

11 comments:

Beth F said...

I love the bird cover. I have blue jays visit my bird feeder every day!

violetcrush said...

I LOVE the second one, never seen it before :)

Dar said...

Both are great covers Veens!

carolsnotebook said...

To be honest, I don't really love either this week.

carolsnotebook said...

To be honest, I don't really love either this week.

Jo-Jo said...

These are both great, but since I just love birds I am especiall partial to the Elizabeth Berg cover.

Diane said...

Home Safe is a cool covver. This Berg book was awful boring IMO.

Melody said...

The covers are great! I'd posted the first one in my previous CA post a while back; it's very eye-catching isn't it? :)

softdrink said...

Definitely the first one...so pretty!

Isabel said...

I love the first one. Berg's books are great also.

And, thanks for joining 9 for '09 Challenge. There is still time for you to finish it.

Shweta said...

Loved the first cover Elisabeth Berg book. Its really pretty .

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