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SLEEP DEPRIVED

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VICTORY LAP

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The Canadian writer, illustrator and former competitive swimmer, Leanne Shapton, is one of those rare creatures on whom the gods have bestowed three gifts. Her sports memoir entitled Swimming Studies, comes with a bonus: a series of highly abstract, monochromatic paintings of swimming pools. Good value.

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ONE LINER

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A memorable line from Kayak MorningRoger Rosenblatt’s meditation on grief.

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LITERARY DEVICE

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David Pearson’s celebrated series of typographic cover designs for Cormac McCarthy’s novels includes a review quote on each book.  Here, a cover quote for The Road.

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ROUNDABOUT

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Okay, I’ll admit I had to look up the definition of obliquity when I saw this striking cover design by Ben Wiseman.

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LOVE BIRDS

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Forgive a brief foray into sentiment, via Reece Ward, in wishing my husband a happy birthday.

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REVERSE ANGLE

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A lovely expanse of green on a strikingly illustrated book cover.