Publication Date set for ‘Margaret Goes Modern’

We’re putting the finishing touches on Frances’s first collection of short stories and want to know what you think about the covers we’re considering. If you prefer blues over greens, adore script or sans serif, or have other thoughts about how ‘Margaret Goes Modern’ should look, now’s your chance. Which of these covers look most like a book you’d want to pick up?

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Here’s the description for the book, which will hit the shelves (and eReaders!) on October 26th.

Margaret Goes Modern (and other stories)
In this story collection, award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell (Birds in the Air) opens a window on the lives of a fascinating group of women whose lives revolve around family, friends and quiltmaking. In “Persimmon Moon,” sisters Lucy and Amanda worry that financial woes will force them to sell a beloved family home. In “The Off-Kilter Quilt,” Melissa Bennett is sensible, smart and skeptical of marriage. A husband sounds nice in theory, but with all the books and quilts in her life, where would she put him? In “A Quilt for Dr. Wallace,” Lisa learns that sometimes a gift can be a first step toward healing, while the protagonist of “Improv” discovers that sometimes you have more in common with your neighbors than you think. In the touching title story, connecting to a new quilting community helps 75-year-old Margaret reconnect with her daughter, as both struggle with the grief of losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s.