Wednesday, March 04, 2009

All Kinds and Sizes of Books...

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:



Washington Post contributor Terence Shine's NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU, a humorous first novel about life after the pink slip, of finding inspiration in unlikely places and making a fresh start after personal catastrophe, to John Glusman for Shaye Areheart Books, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency (world).


NY Times bestseller Laura Lippman's novel, THE GIRL IN THE GREEN RAINCOAT, just serialized in the New York Times Magazine, a twist on Rear Window in which Tess Monaghan on bedrest sees something suspicious outside but can't leave the house, to Carrie Feron at William Morrow, by Vicky Bijur of the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency.


Philip Roth's 31st book, NEMESIS, about a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely-knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children, to Andrea Schulz at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, for publication in 2010, by Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency.

Nic Pizzolatto's GALVESTON, in which a small-time mob enforcer narrowly escapes a brutal attempt on his life and finds himself on the run with a young prostitute whose secrets threaten both their chances for survival, to Colin Harrison at Scribner, by Henry Dunow at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner (NA).



Marc Eliot's CLINT EASTWOOD, following the biographies of Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Ronald Reagan's Hollywood Years, this book follows in the same vein as a definitive biography of the legend himself, Clint Eastwood, to Julia Pastore at Harmony, for publication in Fall 2009, by Alan Nevins at Renaissance (World).

Professor of art history, American studies, and women studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY Gail Levin, Ph.D.'s THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEE KRASNER: An Artist's Biography, examining Krasner's evolution as an artist during the pre-feminist era and after from a woman's perspective, outside the context of Jackson Pollock, to Henry Ferris at William Morrow, in a very nice deal, by Loretta Barrett at Barrett Books.


CMO of Kodak Jeffrey Hayzlett's NO GUTS, NO GLORY: Why Your Business Isn't Working and How To Fix It, courageous ideas on how to reconceptualize any business for success, to Rick Wolff at Business Plus, for publication in Spring 2010, by Wendy Keller at Keller Media (World).

Economists Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm's CRISIS ECONOMICS, introducing the iconoclastic vision that enabled Roubini to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming, looking at of how we got here and what the future may hold, to Eamon Dolan at Penguin Press, by Wes Neff at Leighco (world).


NYT Berlin bureau chief Nicholas Kulish and reporter Souad Mekhennet's book based on their recent front page NYT story on notorious Nazi war criminal Aribert Heim, known as Dr. Death, who eluded investigators and might never have been found but for the discovery of a battered briefcase containing documents that help chart Heim's path from his sadistic acts at the Mauthausen concentration camp to his post-war years and eventual flight to Egypt, where he converted to Islam, then later died in penurious anonymity, still one step ahead of Nazi hunters, to Phyllis Grann at Doubleday, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (for Kulish) and Kirby Kim at Endeavor (for Mekhennet) (world English).
Translation/film: Endeavor

William Craig's YANKEE COME HOME: On the Road from Guantánamo to San Juan Hill, a journey along the Spanish-American War battle trail which examines America's century-long relationship with Cuba and the consequences of abandoning our revolutionary ideals, to George Gibson at Walker, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (world English).


Subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary MAN ON WIRE, Philippe Petit's author-illustrated journal chronicling his latest project: single-handedly building a post and beam "barnette" using 18th century tools and methods, to Bob Miller at Harper Studio, by Susan Ginsburg at Writers House.


Anousheh Ansari's BE THE CHANGE! THE MEMOIRS OF ANOUSHEH ANSARI, written with Homer Hickam, detailing Anousheh's escape from Iran, her experience as the first Muslim woman in space, how she fell in love and attained her fortune, and the life lessons she discovered along the way, in a very nice deal, to Airie Stuart at Palgrave, by Frank Weimann of The Literary Group.


Boris Kachka's HOTHOUSE, the full story of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, the country's last and greatest independent publishing house, the era and the city that made it, and the people who had fought for (and over) it, to Marcia Markland at Thomas Dunne Books, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (NA).


LPGA player Kris Tschetter with Steve Eubanks' BEN HOGAN AND ME, a memoir of her friendship with the late legendary golfer and what he taught her about the sport and about life, to Bill Shinker at Gotham, with Patrick Mulligan editing, by Michael Harriot at Vigliano Associates (world).


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