My book group met last night to talk about Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. A question came up that we couldn't agree on, so I hope you can answer it for us. On the cover of the book there is a woman in an orange dress - who is she?
The patron went off to look for her book group's new selection, and I started searching. I haven't read this book and didn't know what the cover looked like, but I was hoping she was asking which character the cover represented, and not who the actual model was.
After a searching for various combinations of the title, author, "cover," "woman," and "orange dress," I found something rather surprising on the She Reads and Reads blog:
Working in a library, I've seen a lot of similar book covers, but I don't think I've ever seen the exact same stock photo reused before. This makes me sad, because it reinforces that it's probably the publisher making decisions like this, rather than the author.
I let the patron know the next time I saw her, and she was very happy - thrilled, actually, to have an answer right from the author. So yay for Web 2.0 and direct dialog.