We’ve been talking a lot about what’s inside some of our favorite books on the blog lately. Honestly, the words, characters, and ideas inside a book are what move us. But, on occasion, a book can strike out at a person’s heart, grip them long before the cover is ever opened. We’re talking about cover art. Tin House Books’ November 22, 1963 was featured on the CBS website earlier this week, not only for the content of Adam Braver’s chronicle of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and the events surrounding his wife in the aftermath, but also for the moving photo on its face, done by Rodrigo Corral Design Inc.
They say an image is worth a thousand words, which makes this front cover an unwritten prelude to the sorrowful first chapter within. Check out the CBS article for yourself here.