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Can't Judge a Book by the Woman on Its Cover

Karen Heller calls this cover "literal and beyond cliche." hide caption

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Update: Book Club meeting online

Remember the debate we had a couple of weeks back about whether there's such a thing as a "woman's book"? The other day in the Philadelphia Inquirer, columnist Karen Heller lamented the way books by women are packaged and marketed, in a piece entitled "These Covers Say Women Are Dumb":

The beautiful book is an increasingly rare thing. Most times you see one, the author is male. What does this say? All women writers deserve generic treatment while all men are special in their own way?

Thanks to @elizs for the tweet.

Don't forget, the BPP Book Club meets online this Friday, May 2, starting bright and early in the morning to discuss this month''s selection, Aryn Kyle's The God of Animals.

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