Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Some good books for your shelf....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Robert Anthony Siegel's ALL WILL BE REVEALED, about a wheelchair-bound millionaire pornographer and a widowed spiritualist whose husband was lost in a polar expedition, to Kate Nitze at MacAdam/Cage, in a two-book deal, by Geri Thoma at the Elaine Markson Agency (world).

Kenneth J. Harvey's INSIDE, about a wrongfully accused man freed after fourteen years in prison and the forces luring him back, to Drenka Willen at Harcourt, by Sally Harding at The Harding Agency (US).


Cheryl Diamond's DIARY OF A NEW YORK MODEL, a humorous account of the author's life as a successful teenage high-fashion model, to Nancy Conescu at Little, Brown Children's, in a nice deal, at auction, by Regina Ryan at Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises (World English).

Rights to Peter Behrens's debut THE LAW OF DREAMS, to Jessica Craig at Canongate, for six figures, in a pre-empt, by Arabella Stein, on behalf of Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company.

Journalist Diane Mapes' THE DIRT ON DATING: The 100-Year History of the Rocky Road to Love, a pop history of dating, offering highlights and horror stories from the frontlines of dating in its short but tumultuous past, from "petting bandits" to man shortages to dating scams, to Christel Winkler in her first purchase at Wiley, at auction, by Ben Salmon at Rights Unlimited (world English)


Larry Tye's SATCHEL, a biography of Satchel Paige and the story of desegration in the US, to Will Murphy at Random House, at auction, by Jill Kneerim at Kneerim & Williams (NA).

American professor of history at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Patrick Vaughan's professional and political biography of former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, focusing on the power and influence Brzezinski exerted as a political thinker and actor during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, draw upon newly available original sources and documents, to Paul Golob at Times Books, by Leona Schecter at the Leona P. Schecter Agency (world)

THE KNIFE MAN author Wendy Moore's WEDLOCK: How Georgian Britain's worst husband met his match, a biography of Mary Eleanor Bowes (an ancestor of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), who became one of Britain's richest heiresses at the age of eleven, and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney, the ancestor of the man on whom Thackeray based The Luck of Barry Lydon, and the origin behind the phrase 'ston(e)y broke,' to Alison McCabe at Crown, by Emma Parry at Fletcher & Parry, and to Kirsty Dunseath at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, by Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh.


Mark Bowen's MERCURY RISING, in which climate expert and NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen reveals the real science behind global warming, the practical solutions, and an uncensored account of the Bush Administration's efforts to suppress the truth, to Brian Tart and Mitch Hoffman at Dutton, by Amy Hughes at The Gernert Company (world)

Professor John Mueller's OVERBLOWN, offering a look at the real nature (and danger) of terrorism, arguing that it actually causes little damage and that the physical, psychic, and economic costs arise less from anything terrorists have done than from the fears and reactions terrorism inspires, to Bruce Nichols at Free Press, by Jill Marsal at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.


The mother of football player and soldier Pat Tillman, Mary Tillman and SF Chronicle deputy editor Narda Zacchino's untitled book about Mary's efforts to learn the truth surrounding the death of Pat, 27, while on patrol in Afghanistan -- which sparked six different Pentagon investigations -- also looking at his life, the meaning of patriotism, and the nature of sacrifice, to Ellen Archer and Will Schwalbe at Hyperion, with Leslie Wells editing, for publication in 2007, by Steve Wasserman at Kneerim & Williams.

Shoshana Johnson and Paul Brown's ONE WRONG TURN: The Shoshana Johnson Story, the memoir of the first American woman of color to become a prisoner of war in Iraq, captured in same ambush as colleagues Jessica Lynch and Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, who did not survive her injuries, including telling of her capture and post-Iraq day-to-day life, to Laurie Parkin at Dafina, with Michaela Hamilton editing, for publication in May 2007, by Craig Wiley at the Craig Wiley Agency (world).


Sports Illustrated writer Austin Murphy's SATURDAY RULES, an in-depth look at the 2006 football season, focusing on the rivalry between Notre Dame and USC, to Jennifer Barth at Holt, by David Black of the David Black Literary Agency (NA)

Rich Eisen's TOTAL ACCESS: Journey to the Center of the Football Universe, taking readers and fans inside the pro football season that never ends, from the rookie draft to the broadcast booth to the playoffs and the Super Bowl, to Pete Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, by Rafe Sagalyn of The Sagalyn Agency.


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