We begin with Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy. It’s a mystery involving an elderly woman. A similar theme runs through The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane.
It has a tiger on the cover which makes me think of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Have you read it? Chua is a maniac, particularly about her daughters’ music.
Kids and music leads me to Welcome to Your New Life by Anna Goldsworthy – Goldsworthy was/is a concert pianist. And then she had a baby.
A baby can be challenging, as Elisa Albert explores in her controversial new release, After Birth.
Two very different stories but the covers of After Birth and Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis are one of the same in my mind. Shut up. I know they look completely different now that they’re next to each other but it’s that tapestry/ damask/ fabric thing.
Stories set in the seventies (such as Rainey Royal) link me to the ultimate – the Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin.
Mysteries, tigers, stage mums, book covers and the seventies – all in six moves.