Literary Fiction

Cover Face-Off: THE STRANGER’S CHILD by Alan Hollinghurst

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

Secrets. Haunting sensuality. Exquisite lyricism. The lingering power of desire.

All of this language appears in the publisher’s description of Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child, so I ask you, dear readers, does either of these covers say LINGERING DESIRE to you? I’m not so sure, but I am fascinated by how different these covers are and curious about which you prefer. Take a gander, vote for the one you like best in the poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Here’s the original hardback cover:

And here’s the new paperback cover:

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