Two Cover Reveals

Print books have tragically short lives, much shorter than butterflies.  They are born, they appear for a short while in bookstores, and a few weeks later, unsold copies are sent back to the publisher. Eventually unsold stock is released as remainders, and once those are gone–sold or pulped–the book is out of print.  Only the most popular and fortunate of writers had the pleasure of seeing all their work in print at the same time. Readers lost out, too, when they couldn’t find backlist books of writers they enjoyed.

The advent of ebooks and POD has changed all that, to the great benefit of writers and readers alike. I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing my three last books, SUSPICION, HINDSIGHT, and ROWING IN EDEN,  reissued by Simon & Schuster  in those formats. Today I am delighted to announce that two more books will soon join their ranks. CAFE NEVO and SAVING GRACE  were my second and third novels. Both were wonderfully reviewed when they first came out, and I’m thrilled that they’ll now have the chance to find new readers.

In a few days I’ll let you know the exact pub date, but it won’t be long now. For the moment, I’m very happy to share my new covers, both illustrated and designed by Gale Haut.



“A wonderful novel…vivid…unforgettable.”-San Francisco Chronicle

“From the very first line of CAFÉ NEVO we are in the hands of a real storyteller. Barbara Rogan writes with compelling grace.”-Alice Hoffman

“Indeed a wonderful novel…with richly developed characters acting and interacting… the café and its clients will long remain in memory.”-Madeleine L’Engle


And here’s the cover for SAVING GRACE:

“What “Bonfire of the Vanities” tried to be.”-Library Journal

“Intelligent, absorbing…sheer enjoyment.”-Publishers Weekly

What do you think? Do these covers make you want to pick up the book and browse? What do they say about the books?


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30 thoughts on “Two Cover Reveals

    • Thanks Maryann! We took our inspiration from the cover of the new book coming out with Viking, A DANGEROUS FICTION. I loved that one, and I asked Gale Haut, the illustrator for these two, to come up with a design that could share the same shelf/universe with one. I think he did just that.

  1. The covers are outstanding. They definitely appeal to my judge-a-book-by-its-cover mentality. I look forward to catching up with your earlier works electronically. (And those reviews blew me away!)

    • Thanks so much, Iris! I think we all make subliminal judgments based on the cover, so I’m very glad Gale’s speak well for the books. I look forward to the day you announce YOUR cover reveal, too. I still think of Chicken and her adventures.

    • Hey, Zan Marie, thanks for stopping by. These covers ARE for the ebook version, as well as the paperback; they’ll be coming out simultaneously. So the wait will be over in just a few days. Kind of anxious myself…

      • I never actually went to Cafe Kassit, but it was quite legendary. An article in Haaretz about the Cafe Kassit documentary that aired a few years ago called Cafe Kassit the “Facebook of the period”. That’s one of the reasons why your book Cafe Nevo attracts my interest.

        • Ha! Calling it “the FB of the period” doesn’t begin to do justice to what went on there. I loved it, but sitting there alone as a young woman was like staking out a lamb in wolf country, so I mostly met people there. Israel’s a great place for doing business in cafes.

    • Thanks, Deniz! Funny thing about SAVING GRACE. They sent me the digitalized book to proofread, and I ended up rewriting the book. Nothing basic has changed, just a lot of housecleaning. It showed me how much my writing style has changed over the years. My prose is a lot leaner now. Wish I could say the same about myself!

  2. Can’t wait to add these new eBooks to my kindle. I want the entire library of Barbara Rogan books in my kindle;

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