Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Whistlin' and Cookin' & Monkey...a selection of books....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Lisa Patton's WHISTLIN' DIXIE IN A NOR'EASTER, in which a Southern belle, her ancient Yorkie, and her two young daughters leave their Memphis home to run an inn in Vermont, only to discover that there's a truckload of things nobody told these Dixie girls about life up North, to Katie Gilligan at Thomas Dunne Books, in a two-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (NA).


THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION author Lauren Willig's next two books in a series set during the Napoleonic wars, to Kara Cesare at Dutton, by Joe Veltre at Artists Literary Group (World English)

Thomas Trofimuk's COLUMBUS AT 4 A.M., where a man in a Spanish mental institution, convinced he is Christopher Columbus, unfolds a tale of adventure and passion that draws ever closer to the trauma that turned him away from the present, to Alison Callahan at Doubleday, in a pre-empt, for publication in fall 2009, by Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists (US)

Caprice Crane's JOINT CUSTODY, about a woman who's extremely close to her husband's family, so when he unexpectedly files for divorce she files a counter-suit for joint custody of her in-laws, to Danielle Perez at Bantam Dell, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Jenny Bent at Trident Media Group (World).

Chitra Lekha Banerjee Divakaruni's ONE AMAZING THING, the story of a young female Indian expatriate trapped among a memorable cast of bay area characters during a west coast earthquake, to Ellen Archer and Barbara Jones at Voice, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2010, by Sandra Dijkstra at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

Host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern's book, part travelogue and part behind the scenes look at "snout to tail dining" and other global food trends impacting what and how we eat and why Americans should not only be more open minded to new and unique menu items and protein sources, but how our survival may depend on it, to Charlie Conrad at Broadway, for publication in Fall 2009, by John Larson at Bright House (world)


Today Show and Fox News regular Janine Driver's YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK: A 7-Day Plan for Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want, based on the her experience training law-enforcement officers and her Lyin Tamer seminars, using body language as a second language to maximize daily interactions in a variety of social and family settings, to Heather Jackson at Crown, at auction, by Daniel Lazar at Writers House (NA).


Chair of the program on negotiation at Harvard Law School Robert Mnookin's BARGAINING WITH THE DEVIL: What To Do When the Stakes are High and the Other Side is Being Evil, to Alice Mayhew at Simon & Schuster, in an exclusive submission, by James Levine of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).

Anthony Bourdain's COOKS, a follow-up to Kitchen Confidential, in which Bourdain explores how the industry he loves - and the people in it - have changed (if they've changed) since his years in the kitchen, and tracks the bizarre changes in his own life, along with more frank observations on dining, cuisine and the grim/glamorous business of cooking;

NO NEW MESSAGES, a crime novel about a disgraced former 'It Boy' novelist and a disgraced chef (fresh off a public humiliation on a reality series), involved in a murder on the Caribbean island where both are laying low; and an untitled memoir of moving his family to a small village in Vietnam to spend a year in total immersion there, taking time to get to know his neighbors and deeply exploring Indonesia and Southeast Asia, to Daniel Halpern at Ecco, by Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management.


Co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room and Fortune writer Peter Elkind's book about Eliot Spitzer, again to Adrian Zackheim at Portfolio, by Liz Darhansoff at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman.Elkind will collaborate filmmaker Alex Gibney, who is directing a simultaneous documentary about

Prosecutor who successfully prosecuted 105 of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss and three-time No. 1 NYT bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi's THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, a controversial legal indictment of the President, to Roger Cooper at Vanguard Press, for publication in May 2008, by Peter Miller of PMA Literary & Film Management.Audio to Jeff Golick at BBC Audio America.


Ellen Rogers's KASEY TO THE RESCUE: How a Capuchin Monkey Saved a Family in Despair, a story about revival of the spirit and the courage to go on in the face of even the bleakest circumstances; about the near-miraculous healing effects of an animal's love; and a look into the highly developed minds of these affectionate, playful, very human-like creatures, to Ellen Archer and Brenda Copeland at Hyperion, in a pre-empt, by Susan Golomb of the Susan Golomb Agency (NA).


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