The Cover Arrives!

So excited that the book cover has arrived–and so thankful to the wonderful design team at Putnam and to my editor for making it so great.

When I first saw it, I had a moment of pause, thinking: Oh, the disheveled hair! The drooping waistline!

Now, after two+ weeks of the mini not sleeping, not eating, and not sitting still for a moment, I realize: Swap the kimono for some frayed yoga clothes, and it’s the spitting image of me–on a good day.

But seriously, I’m thrilled with how seamlessly Putnam has captured both the Japan theme and the fish-out-of-water sensibility of the book.


Thank you Putnam; Sara, my editor; and Rachel, my agent, for all your help and guidance during the design process! Feeling proud to have my name on such a lovely cover.

8 thoughts on “The Cover Arrives!

  1. Beautiful! Congratulations!

    Tracy, may I make a suggestion about your fabulous emails? Aside from the book cover graphic, your name appears nowhere. When I received your last email — fabulously written, by the way — I wasn’t sure who it was from!

    I do hope you feel better and that your “mini” does, too….

    Kelly Hayes-Raitt Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift — an mp3 of me reading my book’s first chapter about a beggar in Iraq! …And a pre-publication discount!


  2. So very exciting Tracy the cover is beautiful! So happy for you congratulations!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈβ€οΈ

    Sent from my iPad


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