Typographical Era’s Best Book Covers of 2013


We know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a beautiful package.  And let’s be honest…sometimes well-designed and attractive cover art is what draws us to a book in the first place.  So we’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of our favorite book cover designs from 2013.  Enjoy!

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Best Read in 2013: A Top 20 Year-End List

Best Read In 2013

As we round the corner of Typographical Era’s first anniversary, we’ve decided to continue our Best Read in the year tradition, and what a year it has been!  Between translations, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays, readers of all genres will surely find Typographical Era’s Best Read in 2013 list to be a great place to start for reading endeavors in 2014.  At least we hope so.  Here’s to a great year in reading and to another great year for Typographical Era.  Cheers!

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Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 08.31.2013

VerisimilitudesWelcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.

So do you all have plans for Labor Day?  One last swim in the pool?  One final day out on the boat?  Well if you have any summer reading goals, you better get moving because fall is right around the corner!  We hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine

Fin_and_Lady ★★★★½
Fin and Lady
A Novel by Cathleen Schine
2013 / 288 Pages

When 11-year-old Fin is unexpectedly orphaned in 1964 and placed into his older sister’s care, life begins to take on a new color of radiance and glamour.  Lady is 24-years-old and has only seen her younger brother a handful of times, and her fast-paced life barely has room for a child.  Luckily, Fin adores Lady and would do anything to please his extravagant sister, so he adapts to the new lifestyle quickly.

While Fin used to spend his days with his parents on their dairy farm in Connecticut, he now finds himself trailing after Lady through the bars, restaurants, and social scenes of New York City.  But Fin soon learns that Lady’s life of enchantment has a complicated side – the suitors.  Fin is charged with the duty of finding Lady a husband, but his sister won’t be easy to tie down, even if Fin does find the perfect husband for her.  As more and more suitors line up for a chance with such a beautiful New York socialite, Fin finds his task increasingly difficult.

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