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Fireflies. To me, anyway, they are a symbol of childhood, of hope, magic, and possibilities. They feature in my writing often. So as you can imagine–when I saw the cover of Made in the U.S.A. written by Billie Letts, I made some assumptions.

Yep–I judged a book by its cover.

Was I wrong? No. It’s about that, but as of about halfway in…well…let’s just say so far it’s less the fireflies and more the jar holding them prisoner. There’s another cover for this book:

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And it’s got some symbolism too. The cover (either of them) makes you think one thing, and the story shows you something else. I’m impressed. I like layers in a story and the first layer on this one starts before you even open the book.

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