WHAT WE LOST – the cover

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December 19th, 2012
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Last month, I wrote about the makeover for the book originally published as Once Was Lost, and its new life as What We Lost. Now, I officially have the go-ahead to show you the cover. I must admit that I love it. It’s designed by the same person who did the original cover (and who has done all of my covers except for Story of a Girl) which I’m also quite fond of. I do think this one captures the human element of the story more successfully, and the sense of the summer heat and dryness, and Sam feeling alone in her crisis.

And the back of the cover! Oh the back of the cover, which I can’t show you here. It has images of all of my books on it and it makes me go, hey, I have a body of work! That’s all I ever wanted!

For now, here’s the front. I believe this will be in stores in spring, a bit ahead of The Lucy Variations or right around the same time. I’m going to have to wait on my site designer before I get all instances of the old cover and title replaced here, but I didn’t want to put off sharing this gorgeousness!

What We Lost

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  • Antony John - December 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm -

    Love it. And your name is SO BIG, which is exactly as it should be!

  • Tara Lazar - December 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm -

    Beautiful and compelling! Congratulations!

  • Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc) - December 20, 2012 at 9:12 am -

    Good stuff! Definitely seems to fit the entirety of the book more than the previous cover.

  • Laura - December 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm -

    I love it! Love the yellow and the notebook-doodled title. Fits well with Samara’s story. Congrats…

  • Petra - December 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm -

    Great redesigned! Really looking forward to it and The Lucy Variations :-)

  • DeAnn Campbell - January 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm -

    Love the new cover!

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