And since I'm talking about THE LIFE OF GLASS (which I seem to be doing a lot lately. . .), I wanted to share something with you about the cover. First let me say that I absolutely LOVE the cover -- I think the design team at HarperCollins did a fabulous job. But the first time I saw it, I was struck by this strange sense of it being familiar. It took me a few days, but then I figured out what it was. The girl's profile on the cover, looks almost exactly like my mom did when she was younger. I remembered seeing some similar looking pictures of her in an old photo album, and I finally got her to scan some in and send them to me. So here, you can see for yourself.
Here's THE LIFE OF GLASS cover (Look closely at the girl's profile shot):
This is my mom in the late 1970s (And that baby in the picture is me!):
And here are two pictures of her a bit earlier, circa 1973:
What do you think? Can you see the resemblence? To me it kind of seems like this cover was meant to be!