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.