Friday, August 22, 2008

Very different & interesting Books....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:

THRILLER:

TRUE TO THE GAME NYT best-selling author Teri Woods's DUTCH I, DUTCH II and DUTCH III, an inner-city serial killer series, to Karen Thomas at Grand Central, by Al Zuckerman at Writers House (World).

New York Post opinion columnist Ralph Peters's THE WAR AFTER ARMAGEDDON, in which a divided United States military fights a pitched battle in a devastated Middle East, to Bob Gleason at Tor, by Robert Gottlieb and Scott Miller at Trident Media Group.

Ariana Franklin's MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH, Book 4, featuring a 12th-century CSI, to Rachel Kahan at Putnam and Laura Shin at Penguin Canada, for publication in Spring 2010, by Helen Heller at Helen Heller Agency.

SCI-FI FANTASY:

Joe Abercrombie's BEST SERVED COLD, about mercenaries, gruesome deaths, and twisted plans, returning readers to the world introduced in the First Law Trilogy, to Devi Pillai at Orbit, in a two-book deal, by Susan Howe at Orion.

Jesse Bullington's debut THE SAD TALE OF THE BROTHERS GROSSBART, about medieval murderous graverobbing twins who know enough about crusading to realize that if one is to make a living from the dead, what better destination than the fabled tomb-cities of Egypt, to Tim Holman at Orbit, by Sally Harding of The Cooke Agency (World).

GENERAL/OTHER:

Dreaming of Gwen Stefani author Evan Mandery's FIRST CONTACT, about love, aliens and politics that owes a debt of gratitude to Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen and Thomas Pynchon, to Carl Lennertz at Harper, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2009, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management.

Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Paul Rudnick's untitled collection of humorous essays, including his humorous NEW YORKER pieces and new material that he will write for this collection, to Rakesh Satyal at Harper, by Patrick Herold at ICM (World).

NYT bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING: A 40,000-Year Romance, the sequel to Dogs Never Lie About Love, about a failed guide dog (and newly trained service dog), who inspired the author to take another look at the relationship between dogs and humans based on recent research indicating that the two species may have lived together for at least 40,000 years, to Nancy Miller at Collins, by Andy Ross at the Andy Ross Literary Agency (World).

CHILDREN'S/MIDDLE GRADE:

Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo's THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT, to Karen Lotz at Candlewick, with Andrea Tompa editing, for publication in Fall 2009, by Holly McGhee and Emily van Beek at Pippin Properties.Film rights to Fox 2000 and producer Julia Pistor (Charlotte's Web; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), by Pippin Properties and Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency.


NON-FICTION
BUSINESS/INVESTING/FINANCE:

NYT bestselling author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown Charles Morris's untitled layman's guide to the economic and policy fundamentals of America, to Lindsay Jones at Public Affairs, for publication in Fall 2009, by Tim Seldes at Russell & Volkening (world).

Senior investigative writer for American Prospect and former Wall Street analyst Barbara Dreyfuss's HEDGE HOGS: UPSTARTS, GO-GO BOYS, AND CANNIBALS OF WALL STREET, the story of two hedge fund traders who for a year battled to become the top energy trader on Wall Street, exposing the world of hedge funds, the inexperienced young men who control them, and the threat they pose not just to investors but to broad financial markets and the public, to Tim Bartlett at Random House, by Deborah Grosvenor at Kneerim & Williams.

Founder of The Vanguard Group John Bogle's ENOUGH, inspired by a commencement address he gave which examined the attributes of a life well-lived and warned about the risks presented by a financial system that is subtracting value from our society, expanded to remind us of what is or should be "enough" in money, in business, and in life, for publication in November 2008, and JACK BOGLE SPEAKS, for publication in the fall of 2009, to Pamela van Giessen at Wiley (Bogle donates his royalties to charity).

COOKING:

Mary Ann Esposito's CIAO ITALIA CLASSICS, a treasury of recipes from twenty years of the longest-running cooking show on television, to Michael Flamini at St. Martin's, in a good deal, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

HISTORY/POLITICS/CURRENT AFFAIRS:

William Hyland's IN DEFENSE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON: Unravelling the Sally Hemings Sex Scandal, proving beyond every reasonable doubt that that the evidence against Thomas Jefferson is not only lacking, but in fact Jefferson was entirely innocent of the charge of having sexual relations with his servant, Sally Hemings, to Rob Kirkpatrick at Thomas Dunne Books, for publication in Spring 2009, by James Fitzgerald at the James Fitzgerald Agency (NA).

NARRATIVE:

Co-owner of the Sea Tramp Tattoo Company Jeff Johnson's TATTOO MACHINE, to Tina Pohlman at Spiegel & Grau, by Richard Pine at Inkwell Management (NA).

SCIENCE:

Science journalist Sam Kean's SCIENCE'S CURIOSITY CABINET, featuring the hidden stories and quirky details behind the science of the periodic table and bringing the elements to light as they relate to history, finance, alchemy, mythology, petty politics, poison, crime, war, the arts, and even love, to John Parsley at Little, Brown, in a pre-empt, by Rick Broadhead at Rick Broadhead & Associates (World).

WRAP...

1 comment:

Elissa said...

Wow!! Some of them are really interesting books...