Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Books on their way to publication....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


J. Saunders Elmore's THE AMATEUR AMERICAN, debut literary noir about a young American man in France who is drawn into a web of violent political intrigue, to Julian Pavia at Crown, by Chris Parris-Lamb at The Gernert Company.Rights: chammer@thegernertco.comFilm: Nick Harris at RSWH


Author of THE LAKE, THE RIVER & THE OTHER LAKE, Steve Amick's THE GIRLIES, a WWII-era love story about art, pin-up photography, unlikely friendships, loyalty, and the perseverance of post-war Americans as they rebuild their hearts and homes, again to Deborah Garrison at Pantheon, by Joe Veltre at Artists Literary Group (NA). jv@algmedia.com


Columbia University director of American Studies and author of MELVILLE Andrew Delbanco's THE LAST TRUCE, an account of how the Fugitive Slave Law -- intended as a compromise to hold the Union together -- drove the nation to Civil War by implicating northerners in the business of slavery as they never had been before, to Laura Stickney at Penguin Press, for publication in Fall 2012, by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh of the William Morris Agency.

Author of the forthcoming Vienna, 1814, David King's DEATH IN THE CITY OF LIGHT, the true story of the hunt for Marcel Petiot, a respectable physician BY DAY who turned out to be a brutal serial killer in Nazi-occupied Paris -- charged with twenty-seven murders (though his victims, many of whom were dismembered, may have numbered in excess of 100), brought to justice by Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, the inspiration for Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret, to John Glusman at Harmony, by Suzanne Gluck at William Morris Agency (NA).Rights: Linda Kaplan, Crown

Siva Vaidhyanathan's THE GOOGLIZATION OF EVERYTHING: How one company is transforming culture, commerce and community - and why we should worry, showing how Google is taking on governments, organizations and entire industries - and the implications of Google knowing more about us than we know about it, to Naomi Schneider at University of California Press, by Sam Stoloff at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency (NA).


The Wages of Genius author Gregory Mone's WHY SANTA TELEPORTS: Warp Drive, Quantum Entanglement, Autonomous Robots and Futuristic Surveillance Technology: Unwrapping the Miraculous New Science Behind the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a humorous and illuminating defense of St. Nick, explaining the science behind the most magical night of the year and revealing how specific advances in the fields of physics, nanotechnology, and genetic modification -- like sub-atomic entanglement, micro-satellites, autonomous robots, teleportation and artificial organs -- proves, at least theoretically, that there is such thing as Santa Claus, to Colin Dickerman at Bloomsbury, for publication in October 2008, by Ken Wright at Writers House (NA).


President and executive creative director of Coach, Reed Krakoff's FIGHTER, a look at the fighters of the UFC, showcasing both their fierce athleticism and their surprising sensitivity and grace, filled with black and white photographs and candid interviews, to Megan Newman at Viking Studio, for publication in Fall 2008, by Kate Lee at ICM (world English).


Rap artist Eminem's THE WAY I AM, a "fully illustrated reflective narrative," featuring his private thoughts on everything from his music and the trials of fame to his love for his daughter, including photographs of his home and life along with original drawings, produced by Melcher Media, to Trena Keating at Dutton, for publication in fall 2008, by Marc Gerald of The Agency Group, on behalf of Paul Rosenberg of Goliath Artists.Foreign: betsy@curtisbrown.co.uk

America's Boy and Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler author Wade Rouse's THE FAUX THOREAU: A City Boy Battles Blizzards, Wrestles Raccoons and Cuts Cable in A Quest for His Modern-Day Walden Pond, Sex & The City Goes Country as the author strikes out for rural America in an effort to recreate Thoreau's Walden but discovers the simple life isn't so simple, especially when wearing high fashion waders, to Julia Pastore at Harmony, by Wendy Sherman at Wendy Sherman Associates (NA).

First-time author Meg Federico's NOTES FROM THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE, about her two-year journey shuttling from her own home a thousand miles away to care for both her 80-something mother and the newly-minted husband, capturing both the loopy and heart-wrenching aspects of caring for an elderly parent, especially from afar, to Susan Mercandetti at Random House, in a pre-empt, by Kris Rothstein for the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency (world).Rights: ctisne@randomhouse.com

Winner of the Orange 2007 New Writers Prize for The Lizard Cage Karen Connelly's memoir about her time in Burma and later in the jungles along the Burma-Thai border where she falls in love with a charismatic young leader of the Burmese rebel army and learns life-altering lessons about love, political engagement, and personal freedom, again to Lorna Owen at Nan A. Talese, by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists (World).


Hester Rumberg's TEN DEGREES OF RECKONING, pitched as part Adrift, part Civil Action, the story of Judith Sleavin, the lone survivor of the shipwreck of her family's boat the Melinda Lee that was hit due to the recklessness of a freighter near the shores of New Zealand, including her search for justice, and the friendships that have sustained her through such catastrophic loss, to Amy Einhorn at Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, at auction, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).


NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress's memoir written with Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, to William Morrow, by Ian Kleinert at Objective Entertainment.


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