1. says

    This art-nouveau design is nice, but generic. It never fails to weird me out that somehow no hint of trains or snow made it to the cover design; indeed, a flower motif appears to suggest something specifically ABSENT from such a situation.

  2. voyager says

    I agree. I thought the blood-red cover was a bit off the mark for a book about winter, too. I stared at it for quite a while, though, trying to discern the train or the snow only to be a bit disappointed myself.
    It’s a beautiful motif, but not relevant to the book. The publisher is the American Tract Society, an evangelical Christian publishing house, and I don’t expect they put a lot of money into the designs of their books as they were sold door to door by travelling salesmen as being books with the “right” values.

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