Great news! Out on bookshelves now is Colby Buzzell's "My War" which began as a mil-blog while he was in the Stryker Brigade outside of Mosul, Iraq...and which the powers that be shut down. Also, TJ Waters, "Class 11" is finally, finally available on Amazon for advance ordering! Go for it!
And so, here are books that will be appearing within the next 18 months. Keep an eye out for the ones you'll want to have:
Vikram Chandra's untitled 1,225-page novel about an organized crime family in Mumbai, presenting India its complexity and violence, varied ethnic groups, the worlds of the poor and the wealthy, the heroes of Bollywood movies, and the striving of human beings from every walk of life, to Terry Karten Harper, at auction, for publication in fall 2006, by Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit (NA). Faber & Faber has UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Andromeda Romano-Lax's THE SPANISH BOW, the story of a late-blooming cellist and an eccentric piano prodigy who struggle to reconcile art and politics, love and loyalty, as the chaos of post-Empire and Civil War-era Spain drive them apart, and how a secret but shared love for their trio partner -- an Italian violinist with her own secrets -- forces them into their final, and most dangerous, collaboration, to Becky Saletan at Harcourt, by Elizabeth Sheinkman at the Elaine Markson Agency (NA).Translation, UK and film rights: email@example.com
Joshua Ferris's THEN WE CAME TO THE END, a humorous and poignant book about the daily indignities and dramas of office life, to Reagan Arthur at Little, Brown, in a pre-empt, by Julie Barer at Barer Literary (world). Ferris's short fiction appeared in Best New American Voices 2005.
Complex Chinese rights to Edward Schwarzschild's RESPONSIBLE MEN, to Morning Star, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan at Jia-Xi Books, on behalf of Julie M. Culver at Lowenstein-Yost. firstname.lastname@example.org@jiaxibooks.com.tw
NYT bestselling author Lawrence Grobel's AL PACINO, an intimate portrait of the elusive actor based on 25 years of conversations, to Ryan Harbage at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, by Noah Lukeman at Lukeman Literary Management (world). email@example.com
Director of LSU's Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes Ivor van Heerden and Mike Bryan's THE EYE OF THE STORM, in which van Heerden tells of having warned for years about the vulnerability of New Orleans to catastrophic flooding, and exlains everything from why the levees broke to why people are still living in shelters to what needs to be done for the rest of the century, to Wendy Wolf at Viking, for publication in 2006, by Joe Spieler at the Spieler Agency. Rights: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time, Inc. editor-in-chief Norman Pearlstine's OFF THE RECORD: The Use and Misuse of Anonymous Sources, reflections in the wake of his decision to turn over White House correspondent Matt Cooper's records regarding the Valerie Plame story to a grand jury, to Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, for publication in 2007, by Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit (NA). Pearlstine will donate his royalties to "not-for-profit organizations that support journalists and journalism." email@example.com
Economic commentator and theorist James K. Galbraith's indictment of three decades of economic and social policies that have destroyed America's public services, infrastructure, and ability to respond to crisis, to Sara Bershtel at Metropolitan Books, for publication in August 2006, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (world).firstname.lastname@example.org
Author of Queen of the Turtle Derby and Contributing Editor for Vogue and Newsweek Julia Reed's BLACK-EYED PEAS, HOSTESS GOWNS, AND OTHER SOUTHERN SPECIALTIES: An Entertaining Life (with Recipes), about Southern life in the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining rooms of the best restaurants, to Michael Flamini at St. Martin's Press, by Amanda Urban at ICM (world).email@example.com
John Kroger's AUSA: A Federal Prosecutor's Inside Account of the War on Crime and Terror, one of the country's top federal prosecutors reveals AUSAs as the true masterminds of federal law enforcement and analyzes the war with the mafia (why we're winning), the war on drugs (why we're losing), and the public policies that allow white collar criminals to walk and terrorism to continue to fester, to John Glusman at Farrar, Straus, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency (NA). firstname.lastname@example.org
Author of the bestselling THE GOLDEN RATIO, Hubble Space Telescope Astrophysicist Mario Livio's IS GOD A MATHEMATICIAN?, a book that not only examines the power of mathematics to explain the physical universe and more and more of human behavior, but also looks into the controversy about whether mathematics is a creation of the human mind or a virtual world awaiting discovery, to Bob Bender at Simon & Schuster, for publication in 2008, by Susan Rabiner at Susan Rabiner Literary Agency (world).
Nathaniel Fick's ONE BULLET AWAY, about an Ivy League-educated marine's combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, to Ian Drury of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, from Danny Baror of Baror International, on behalf of E. J. McCarthy of EJ McCarthy Agency.
Nigel Marsh's FAT, FORTY AND FIRED, to Albert DePetrillo at Piatkus, for publication in June 2006, by Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia (UK/Commonwealth exc. ANZ)email@example.com