This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
ISBN-13: 9781400063574
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: January 2010

Synopsis (From B&N):

Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom's astonishing and astute new work of interconnected stories illuminates the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship.

Propelled by Bloom's dazzling prose, unmistakable voice, and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the centers of real people's lives, exploring the changes that love and loss create. A young woman is haunted by her roommate's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the unlikeliest of places. In one quartet of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other, risking all while never underestimating the cost. In another linked set of stories, we follow mother and son for thirty years as their small and uncertain family becomes an irresistible tribe.

Insightful, sensuous, and heartbreaking, these stories of passion and disappointment, life and death, capture deep human truths. As The New Yorker has said, "Amy Bloom gets more meaning into individual sentences than most authors manage in whole books."

9 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Oh, I loved Away. I'll have to keep my eyes open for this one!

  2. Melody Says:

    Sandy - I didn't really enjoy Away, so I hope this book will be better!

  3. Alice Says:

    I can't see the cover but I'm sure it's something beautiful...

  4. Melody Says:

    Alice - Aww..I'm sorry you weren't able to view the pic. The cover features a cheery and plum with a wonderful blue sky setting.

  5. Iliana Says:

    At first I thought this was Away - those covers are similar.

    Sounds good and another one for the list! :)

  6. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I agree the covers for the two books do seem similar. I'm a sucker for covers that feature fruit. ;)

  7. Julia Says:

    The cover look great, and I hope you enjoy the book!

  8. Darlene Says:

    I like this cover. For some reason I've always liked covers that have fruit on them as well.

  9. Melody Says:

    Julia & Dar - I'm definitely keeping a look out for this book. I love covers that have fruit on them too!

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