Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me (The Reading Fever), where foreign covers of the books we know and love are spotlighted and discussed. To join, either pick your favorite foreign cover, or pick many foreign covers, and start discussing!
This week's featured cover is:
There happen to be at least ten different US covers of this book. I didn't include them all (most of them are variations of the middle one, anyway) I chose these three. The left cover is the one for the original hardcover. The middle is a paperback variation--the one I read--and the right cover is another paperback variation.
I'm going to be honest and say that the only reason I ever picked this book up was because of the cover; the one in the middle. At the time, I was really into simple living and had started to acquire a taste for simple dresses like this one. So yes, I was sold by the dress on the cover (and the gorgeous shade of the blue stripe on the bottom). But it ended up being a great book, so judging the book by the cover worked for me this time. :)
Now let's see the rest!
These covers look a little plain to me, with the exception of the mass market paperback; that one has a pretty picture, but nothing screams out at me to pick it up.
Translation: Plain Truth
I like all three of these covers, especially the middle one. You can tell the book is about an Amish community just by the photo, and the pink color of the name is pretty against the white background.
The only cover I don't like out of these is the middle cover. I just do not like it at all. It reminds me of some kind of textbook for some reason. I really like the cover on the right; the photo looking through the fence to the buggy with the dark sky behind it looks a little sinister, but it works for me.
Translation: The Only Truth
I LOVE this paperback cover. I love the angle over her shoulder that focuses on the baby shoes. The hardcover is is interesting as well, although I'm not sure I would pick it up just based on the cover.
I like all of these, especially the two on the right. The pretty pinks of the sky in the center cover would definitely catch my eye; I'm pathetically weak when it comes to color on covers. I would pick the cover on the right up and read the back, simply because--coupled with the title--it looks like a novel about child abduction. I'm not a huge fan, but it always worries me, so I always read the descriptions about those types of books.
Finnish translation: Plain Truth
Indonesian translation: Simple Truth
Polish translation: Witness to the Truth
What are your thoughts?
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?
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