A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion. I love the split-screen feel of this cover. On the one side, you have a seemingly ordinary woman who may or may not be troubled with her “ordinary” life. On the other, you have (ta-da!) scattered letters. This is both poetic and literal, which does not often occur, at least not effectively. The light green map of Wisconsin establishes the setting for the story, while offering a calm feel. The scattered white letters are a nice, almost fun accent to what might otherwise be a typical literary fiction novel design: boring, homely. Split-screen doesn’t always work, but this design is fresh.
Readers’ Average Rating: B+