Sorry, but I can't see what they're so het up about. I think the image of a young woman fixing her make-up
in a powder compact is entirely appropriate, perhaps the best cover yet. It doesn't signal chick lit to me -- that's all line drawings of long-limbed girl-women skipping
through autumn leaves -- but something far deeper:
The reflected image of the woman also demonstrates Esther's inability to unify her Self, and the splitting of her selves, which provide the main impetus for her admittance to the mental institution.