Receiving unsolicited review copies can be a hit or miss sort of thing, but it is great when I receive one from a publisher I nearly always love. Today a review copy showed up unrequested and unannouced from Algonquin Books, publisher of the fantastic “A Reliable Wife” (see my review) among other thing. This book, “Every Last Cuckoo,” isn’t new, per se, but it is being released next month as a paperback. I hadn’t heard of this yet but it sounds very interesting. At the very least, I’m intrigued by the beautiful cover:
It looks so cozy and inviting, this book is just begging to be read. I’m wondering if the fact that they brightened up the paperback cover will translate into more sales. Here’s the original hardback cover:
It is the same artwork, but darker, and without the red background for the title. I like both covers, but I think the paperback cover calls out to me much more.
What do you think of the two covers? Would you be more inclined to buy one than the other?