I created this alternative book cover for ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’ using both Pixlr and Canva. Originally, I was hoping to have an abandoned highway with half a person on the edge of the cover holding their hand in a fist. I wanted the person to represent the main character as being alone and willfully and independently strong. However, I could not find an image that would work for the person, so I decided to keep the idea of the abandoned highway and focus on the book concept from the novel. I edited the image to make the highway look like it is coming out of the book because the from the preface into the body of the book, the reader is pulled into the story.
Below is an image of the real cover for comparison: