Covers . . .

This year's most popular motif seems to be . . . faces coming out of darkness.

It's not just us:

Here's the cover for novelist Javier Marias's new book, which is also coming out in November:

We don't pretend to have invented the idea, by the way. I count at least three books with somewhat similar ideas over the past two or three years, and more on the way. When one designer has a good idea, others follow.

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