The Universe in Miniature by Patrick Somerville

Not only is Patrick Somerville’s The Universe in Miniature in Miniature(featherproof books, 2010) one of the best short story collections I read this year, it also has the very best cover, hands-down. I mean, you can make it into a mobile of your very own miniature universe!


See? See there? How can you not love it? (Please do, however, remember to read the stories first.)

– Jennifer M Kaufmann

5 thoughts on “LitStaff Picks: Our Favorite Book Covers”

  1. Totally cool idea…sometimes I enjoy the covers far more than the book! Bridge of San Louis Rey always a favorite content-wise. Thanks, Sam, for bringing it back to me with this "cover story!" Well done!

  2. A favorite of mine has always been The Monsters of Templeton cover. I don't know why but it just makes me sit down and study it every time I come across the book.

  3. At one time I read every novel Thornton Wilder ever wrote and loved them all. The Bridge of San Luis Rey struck me as the most compassionate novel I ever read.

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