This cover is absolutely beautiful. Like a painting, something I'd hang on my wall. The colors have a very Victorian, soft feel to them, while at the same time seeming frayed and weathered. And they all go together, with the same orange-tinted shadows--a triumph for color theory! The single bright bud outlined by twisted branches is a great focal point, drawing the eye in before letting it wander around the lifeless-looking landscape. Just gorgeous. The book itself sounds great too!
To pair with this cover, enjoy this cover of John Lennon's "Instant Karma" (you'll see why I find it appropriate if you listen to the chorus) by Lucky Boys Confusion. A Chicago ska band and one of my favorites in the world, they performed this song when I saw them at their Notre Dame show several years ago. Just great.