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The Best Reason to Reread the High-School Classics...


. . . or, for some of you, read for the first time.

Because a half-dozen novels from the American canon have been redesigned by the hip Canadian graphic artist Kathryn Macnaughton. The new covers mix photography and illustration to create modern, textural interpretations of Steinbeck's big six that will instantly smarten up your bedside table. And since we are still debating the role of immigrants, the responsibility of banks, and the plight of the 99 percent, consider them required reading. Again.

$14 each; penguin.co.uk

—Amy Perry, senior editor at Details




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