Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Navy SEAL's tale and other good books....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Greg Olear's TOTALLY KILLER, pitched as doing for the 90s what AMERICAN PSYCHO did for the 80s, to Jennifer Schulkind at Harper Perennial, by Mollie Glick at Foundry Literary + Media.Foreign, film and translation:

Kira Coplin and Julianne Kaye's POP TART, about a young girl living in Los Angeles who lands a job as a makeup artist to one of the world's biggest pop stars, to May Chen at Avon A, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2009, by Mollie Glick at Foundry Literary + Media.Film: Brian Levy at New School Media


Rita-nominated author Marta Perry's PLEASANT VALLEY AMISH trilogy - LEAH'S CHOICE, RACHEL'S GARDEN, ANNA'S RETURN - which explores the struggles of three contemporary Amish women to be in the world but not of the world while staying true to their hearts in a rural Pennsylvania community, to Susan Allison at Berkley, at auction, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (World).


Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Guttentag's BOULEVARD, capturing the gritty and horrifying reality of teenage runaways in Hollywood as a local detective struggles to unravel the story behind a high-profile lawyer's brutal murder at the Chateau Marmont, to Jessica Case at Pegasus, by Mel Berger at William Morris Agency (World).


Charles Geisst's COLLATERAL DAMAGE, addressing the subject of debt in America: interest rates, credit-card and mortgage-disclosure documents, cultural attitudes, compounded rates, and what the implications are for the domestic and global credit markets and economies, to Veronica McDavid at Bloomberg, in a nice deal, for publication in July 2009 (World).


SEAL-trained Navy diver and veteran of several submarine espionage operations W. Craig Reed's HUNTING THE RED BEAR: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War, a personal and historical account of the Cold War under the seas, including revelations about classified missions that have never been discussed in print, to David Highfill at William Morrow, for publication in 2010, by Jim Hornfischer at Hornfischer Literary Management (World English).


San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Steven Winn's COME BACK, COMO: The Runaway Mutt Who Ran Off with My Heart, the tender and humorous story of his uncommonly rich experience with a scraggly, man-hating dog from a local animal shelter who was bent on breaking his sanity, his bankbook, and his heart -- based on a popular ten-part series in the Chronicle, to Lisa Sharkey and Nancy Miller, for Collins, in a pre-empt, by Amy Rennert at Amy Rennert Agency (world).


Michael Feinstein's TWELVE SONGS OF GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN, a richly illustrated literary and musical journey through classics of the American songbook, based on the performer and historian's lifelong study of the Gershwins and his years as Ira Gershwin's archivist and containing Feinstein's performances of the songs, to Jonathan Karp at Twelve, by Linda Chester of the Linda Chester Literary Agency and Charlie Melcher of Melcher Media (World).


Columnist for and the executive editor of SLAM magazine Lang Whitaker's SEARCHING FOR BOBBY COX, a humorous, thoughtful, and knowledgeable fan's memoir of following manager Bobby Cox and the Atlanta Braves for the past two decades, to Brant Rumble at Scribner, by Alison Schwartz at ICM.


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