Cover Trend Alert: A Bird’s-Eye View

These Heroic Happy Dead by Luke Mogelson; Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; The Swing of Things by Linda Keir; Not of This Fold by Mette Ivie Harrison

Bird’s-eye views of towns and suburbs! Surely we can’t trace the inspiration for this cover design to the introductory credits of Weeds (2005) . . . or can we?? Listed below in order of publication, here are links to the Booklist reviews of each title along with a brief suggestion of how the content of each book relates to the image on its front.

These Heroic, Happy Dead, by Luke Mogelson (2016)

Some of the stories in this frequently gory collection of Afghan War tales take place in domestic settings where the landscape seems every bit as threatening as a war-torn countryside.

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (2017)

Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a by-the-books kind of town, this multilayered examination of identity immerses newcomers in the community’s confusing but long-established rules of conduct.

The Swing of Things, by Linda Keir (2018)

A nice Denver neighborhood and a backyard pool play key roles in this thought-provoking portrayal of a marriage put to the test by an experiment with swinging.

Not of this Fold, by Mette Ivie Harrison (2018)

In the fourth Linda Wallheim mystery, the outspoken Mormon-bishop’s finds herself a few miles and a world away from her comfortable Draper, Utah, home.

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