In sixty-three entries and an accompanying website, A Field Guide to the North American Family offers a collaborative portrait of two fictional specimens. Photographers contributed to this edition’s lavish illustrations via afieldguide.com, an ongoing, networked Internet community. Though the novella’s entries can be read straight through, alphabetical headings and cross-referenced design enable readers to move through the narrative as they see fit.

Client: Mark Batty Publisher
Project: Book Design
Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Designer: Eliane Lazzaris and Christopher D. Salyers
Publication: October 2007