Friday, January 16, 2009

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From Publishers Lunch Weekly:

FICTION

DEBUT:

Elizabeth Eslami's BONE WORSHIP, about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters featuring an Iranian-American girl whose enigmatic father has decided to arrange her marriage after she drops out of college, to Jessica Case at Pegasus, on behalf of Mollie Glick at Foundry (World English).Translation: Stephanie Abou at Foundry

MYSTERY/CRIME:

Bookseller Vincent McCaffrey's debut HOUND, in which a bookseller gets involved in an unofficial murder investigation after a woman from his past asks him to look at her late husband's collection, to Gavin Grant at Small Beer Press, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2009 (World).

GENERAL/OTHER:

Bookseller Vincent McCaffrey's debut HOUND, in which a bookseller gets involved in an unofficial murder investigation after a woman from his past asks him to look at her late husband's collection, to Gavin Grant at Small Beer Press, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2009 (World).

CHILDREN'S/FANTASY:

NYT bestselling author Holly Black's THE POISON EATERS and Other Stories, a collection of stories including two stories set in the world of her novels Tithe, Valiant and Ironside, to Gavin Grant at Small Beer Press, for publication in Summer 2010, by Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary (NA).

NON-FICTION...

BUSINESS/INVESTING/FINANCE:

Lead counsel Lloyd Constantine's PRICELESS: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/MasterCard Bank Cartel, an inside account of the largest anti-trust merchant action suit in U.S history between Walmart, Circuit City, The Limited, and thousands of other small merchants against the proposed merger by Visa/Mastercard, to Don Fehr at Kaplan, in a nice deal, for publication in October 2009, by Liz Darhansoff at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman.Christine Richard's CONFIDENCE GAME: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff, the inside story of hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's battle with bond insurer MBIA, and the dangerous delusions that humbled America's largest financial institutions, to Mary Ann McGuigan at Bloomberg, in a nice deal, for publication in October 2009 (World).

HISTORY/POLITICS/CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Author of KABUL IN WINTER, WOMEN WHO KILL and Nation contributor writer/photographer Ann Jones's WOMEN, WAR AND PHOTOGRAPHY, chronicling the author's experiment in using photography as a tool for social change by giving women in the Ivory Coast, the Congo and other post-conflict war zones digital cameras to photograph their daily lives, even though none of them had ever used a camera before, resulting in an extraordinary documentary record of abuse and suffering by the native women themselves, leading to the awakening of conscience by some village elders, and the beginnings of positive changes, to Riva Hocherman and Sara Bershtel at Metropolitan, by Ellen Geiger at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency (world).

24-year-old Alan Kennedy-Shaffer's THE OBAMA REVOLUTION, a campaigner for the President-elect's in-the-trenches look at Obama's campaign, ascent to power, and plans for the future, to Michael Viner at Phoenix, for publication in March 2009 (world).

HUMOR:

From fictional political pundit, strategist, and campaign consultant Martin Eisenstadt, called on and quoted as a McCain adviser during the election, created by filmmakers Eitan Gorlin and Dan Mirvish, I AM MARTIN EISENSTADT: One Man's Barely Legal Adventures with the Last Republicans, to Mitzi Angel at Faber and Faber, for publication as a trade paperback original in May 2009, by Richard Abate at Endeavor.

MEMOIR:

Laura Bush's memoir, promising "an intimate account of Mrs. Bush's life experiences, including eight years in the White House," providing her "recollections of both the personal and historic moments that have defined her life," to Susan Moldow at Scribner, with Nan Graham editing, at auction, for publication in 2010, by attorney Robert Barnett at Williams & Connolly (world).
NARRATIVE:

Philadelphia Magazine staff writer Steve Volk's A CRACK IN THE WORLD: A Journey Into the Gap Between Science and the Paranormal, taking readers on a strange and unsettling journey into the heart of the paranormal universe, exploring the new physics, hardcore skeptics, dream researchers, ghosthunters, NASA astronauts turned paranormal enthusiasts, world-famous psychologists, the science of out-of-body experiences, militant atheists and evangelical scientists, in order to probe a new language that will enable science and belief to coexist, to Eric Brandt at Harper One, by Andrew Stuart at The Stuart Agency (NA).

SCIENCE:

The New City and Human Capital author Stephen Amidon and cardiologist Thomas Amidon's THE SUBLIME ENGINE: A Biography of the Human Heart, drawing on history, science, religion and literature to tell the story of humankind's abiding fascination with the heart, to Colin Dickerman at Rodale, by Henry Dunow at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner (NA).

SPORTS:

PGA superstar Phil Mickelson's first instructional book, PHIL MICKELSON'S SHORT GAME MAGIC, focusing on the aspect of the game for which he is best-known and admired but which gives amateurs the most headaches, to Bruce Nichols at Collins, in a pre-empt, by Scott Waxman at Waxman Literary Agency (world).

Wrap...

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