Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 90

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar




From America to the Middle East and back again- the sparkling story of one girl's childhood, by an exciting new voice in literary fiction

In this fresh, funny, and fearless debut novel, Randa Jarrar chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali, one of the most unique and irrepressible narrators in contemporary fiction. Born in 1970s Boston to an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, the rebellious Nidali-whose name is a feminization of the word "struggle"-soon moves to a very different life in Kuwait. There the family leads a mildly eccentric middle-class existence until the Iraqi invasion drives them first to Egypt and then to Texas. This critically acclaimed debut novel is set to capture the hearts of everyone who has ever wondered what their own map of home might look like.

I really like both of these covers they are so original and vibrate! That's really all I have to say about that!

Hardcover or Paperback?

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  1. I agree - they're both great!

  2. They're both really colorful but I like the hardcover more.

  3. I love both covers. They both really pop!

  4. I don't really like either cover. But if I have to chose I'll go with PB as you can actually more clearly see the title.

  5. I much prefer the hardcover. I like that they're both unique but the silhouette on the paperback is a little awkward. The position she's in on the bike makes one of her arms completely disappear and her hair in her face makes her look very strange, especially since her face is all you can see of her already. The hardcover has more elements to it, also, that blend really well.

  6. Gotta say, I'm not really a fan of either :(

  7. Tough one. Both grab my attention, and in a store, I'd probably pick up either of them to see what it's about. Overall though, I ultimately have to say that I'm a bit more attracted to the paperback.


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