Celebrating the beautiful book object – A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier

As I mentioned recently, I’m going to try from time to time to showcase and celebrate the physical books I’ve read, reviewed, and/or from which I’ve gathered #todayspoem snippets of inspiration. Today’s treasure is A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier, published in 1996 by McClelland & Stewart.

A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier, published by McClelland & Stewart

The book’s dust jacket has a cutout window which reveals a prairie farmland picture underneath.

A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier, published by McClelland & Stewart

Separating the book’s dust jacket with the cutout window from the rest of the book reveals that the prairie farmland picture is embossed directly onto the hardcover book board.

A Saving Grace, by Lorna Crozier, published by McClelland & Stewart

Lorna Crozier’s signature appears on the book’s front cover. When you can recall the moment when you received the signature from the author, doesn’t it lend the book object a special glow forever after? Even if a book is pre-signed, doesn’t it lend the book an additional bit of warmth?

 

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