I went through AIGA’s Year in Design for 2007 yesterday… my favorite category by far was the Book Design category. Over a hundred books are shown here, among them the above two covers.
I absolutely loved the cover for Dead Man’s Float. The book description is as follows: “The main character has suffered a stroke and is relegated to a hospital bed where he floats in a pool of his tragic memories.”
See all the entries in the AIGA Design Archive.