The most recent episode of the popular news magazine show, CBS Sunday Morning, which aired December 19, 2010, seemed to be made with the novel in stories, Tracks, in mind. Tracks is a novel in stories by Flightless Goose author Eric D. Goodman.
The cover story was just that: a story on covers. “Judging Books by Their Covers” was a segment all about the art of book cover design.
“The Designs of Dust Jackets Are as Artful as the Words They Encase,” the segment pointed out. “A good cover tells you what kind of book it is - without giving too much away.” It’s an interesting discussion about all that goes into great cover design, covers that scream out to customers, “buy me, buy me!”
“They're part of our visual landscape - easy to take for granted.”
Later in the same program? A story about trains!
“Traveling by train has become a growing and reliable alternative to flying, CBS reported. “In 2007, Amtrak serviced 26 million people, the most in its history.” With more difficult air travel, the popularity of trains seems to be on the rise.
All that was missing from the program was a story to bridge books and trains – a story about Tracks, a novel in stories!
After all, what better way to pass the time on a relaxing train than with a good book? And a book set on a train would certainly fit the mood.
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