Friday, July 17, 2009

By Its Cover

Here, finally, is the cover of my book, Alzheimer's: a love story.

I think it's beautiful. It's soft and dream-like and quite striking. The designer has captured visually my mother gradually losing her language and her hold on the world. The design conjures up for me an image of a ship on mysterious and treacherous seas where there are hidden rocks and other unforeseen dangers.

Today I finished the last of the editing. Now the manuscript can go to typesetting, so when I see the book next it will be to proofread. All very exciting. It's in the Scribe catalogue now too.


  1. Such a great cover. Very moody.

    The black shape in the bottom left of the cover also looks like a wolf to me. It's facing to the right with its nose, see?

    Congrats on sending it off!

  2. Beautiful cover. Perfect to be judged by. I can't wait to have it in my hands and feel the weight of it.
    Congrats from me too.

  3. V, if the book is as good as the cover I want to read it. I love the soft strong yet sensitive composition of this artwork. a once strong composition becoming unraveled.
    Looks and feels excellent.

  4. I love it. It looks just like it reads. Congrats.

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely comments. Glad you all like the design as much as I do.

  6. What a stunning cover. They've captured something so difficult and ethereal... it feels like such a good match for your story. It has weight too. It needed weight. I can't imagine anything better!

    I can't wait to see it all together. Congratulations.