Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Real Mish-Mash of Upcoming Books....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Tea Obreht's THE TIGER'S WIFE, set in war-torn Yugoslavia, where a youngdoctor strives to unravel the mystery of her grandfather's death, and tounderstand why, in his last days, he went looking for a mythical figurecalled "the Deathless Man," to Noah Eaker at Dial Press, at auction, bySeth Fishman at Sterling Lord Literistic (NA).

Craig Larsen's MANIA, examining the nature of memory, wherein a youngphotographer begins to lose his grip on reality after witnessing thebrutal and seemingly random murder of his brother, to Michaela Hamiltonat Kensington, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Frank Weimannat The Literary Group.


NYT bestselling author Angela Knight's sixth MAGEVERSE novel, in whichKing Arthur and his immortal vampire Knights of the Round Table try tosave modern humanity from self-destruction, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley, in a three-book deal, by Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency.


Ron Rash's THE INNOCENTS, set during World War I about a deserter taken in by a young Appalachian woman who knows nothing of his past, and NIGHTHAWKS AND OTHER STORIES, a collection of stories, to Lee Boudreaux at Ecco, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).

Jennifer Archer's CLICK, the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who, aftera brutal beating by classmates and subsequent stint in a psychiatricward, escapes into her photography and the dark, seductive poems shefinds hidden in a cellar, both of which lure her into the mind and worldof a mysterious, troubled young man who died sixty years earlier, toSarah Sevier at Harper, in a two-book deal, by Jenny Bent at TridentMedia Group (NA).



Louise Knight's JANE ADDAMS: A LIFE, the life story (1860-1935) of oneof America's most admired and effective reform leaders whose classicTWENTY YEARS AT HULL HOUSE has been in print for 100 years, to AmyCherry at Norton, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2010 on the150th anniversary of her birth, by Tracy Brown at Tracy Brown LiteraryAgency (NA).Foreign:


NYT bestselling author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown Charles Morris'sTHE SAGES: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstromof Markets, examining the perspectives and principles of three pillarsof the financial community -- those who forecast the current crisis andwhose judgments will help shape the recovery, to Lindsay Jones at PublicAffairs, by Tim Seldes at Russell & Volkening (world).

CNN chief business correspondent Ali Velshi's GIMME MY MONEY BACK: TheFinancial Crisis and What YOU Can Do About It, a useable action plan fordetermining your position in the economic mess, regaining what you'velost, and ensuring you're not vulnerable going forward, to RachelTrusheim at Sterling & Ross, for publication December 2008 (World).


Statistician and founder Nate Silver's two books,one said to be pitched as "a Freakonomics-style guide to the mechanicsof electoral politics" and the other on the art of prediction, toPenguin Group, at auction, by Sydelle Kramer at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency.

NBC News political director Chuck Todd and Sheldon Gawiser's HOW BARACKOBAMA WON: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 PresidentialElection, to Erroll McDonald at Pantheon, for publication as a Vintagepaperback before Inauguration Day 2009, by Matthew Carnicelli atCarnicelli Literary Management (world).


Actress and comedian Susie Essman's WHAT WOULD SUSIE SAY?, drawn from alifetime of dispensing advice (solicited or not) as Susie Essman andSusie Green, her alter ego from the HBO comedy series Curb YourEnthusiasm -- both of whom are known for taking no prisoners and cuttingthe crap -- on a range of topics including sex, hypochondria, dogs,sports, comedy and the perils of step-parenthood, to Kerri Kolen atSimon & Schuster, by Lydia Wills of Paradigm and Lee Kernis ofBrillstein Entertainment Partners.


Twelve-time All Star for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York MetsMike Piazza's autobiography, following his retirement at the end of the2008 season, discussing everything from the 2000 World Series incidentwhen Roger Clemens threw a shattered bat at Piazza, and the pressconference he held to deny rumors that he was gay to his tumultuousrelationships with the Los Angeles Dodgers, their front office and TommyLasorda, and more, to Bob Bender at Simon & Schuster, for publication in2010, by David Black at David Black Literary Agency and sports agent DanLozano.

Gore Vidal's illustrated memoir, combining personal reflections with asocial history of the twentieth century, with never-before-seen imagesof political and cultural icons from Vidal's personal collectionincluding the Kennedys, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Paul Newman,plus mementos, documents, photos, personal correspondence withcelebrities, fan letters, party lists, campaign materials from his forayinto politics, and drafts from his most famous works, and Vanity Fairphoto editor Ann Schneider overseeing image research and selection, toDeborah Aaronson at Abrams, for publication in fall 2009, by RichardMorris at Janklow & Nesbit.

Author of the critically-acclaimed EPILOGUE Anne Roiphe's ART ANDMADNESS, a first-person account of the cultural drama of midcentury NewYork, a record of the lost years when she confused fame with art and artwith love amid the circle of magnetic male artists of the period withwhom she associated and was sometimes intimate - Larry Rivers, DylanThomas, William Styron, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Terry Southern,to Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese, by Lisa Bankoff at ICM (NA).

Co-founder of the Blackstone Group, philanthropist and former Secretaryof Commerce Pete Peterson's autobiography CONFESSIONS OF AN AMERICANDREAMER, to Jonathan Karp at Twelve, at auction, for publication in June2009 (the manuscript is already completed) by Andrew Wylie at The WylieAgency (NA).

Note: Watch for these books by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom:
"BLACKOUT" Coming JANUARY 09 from Silhouette Nocturne Bites.
What could a Dade Country Deputy D.A. and a female cop rising through the ranks have in common when they meet on a deserted side sreet in Miami, half naked?

Transitions. Humans morphing into darker things . ..

"TRANSITIONS." A new series.

Book one: "Blackout" - January 09
Book two: "Wolf Bait" - February 09


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