Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Some Fascinating Books On the Way....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd's AFTER THE FALL, which follows the origin and fallout of an unexpected affair as told through the eyes of two young, seemingly perfect married couples, to Jackie Montalvo at Doubleday, at auction, by Stephanie Abou at Foundry Literary + Media, on behalf of Curtis Brown Australia (NA).

Ernessa Carter's 32 CANDLES, a fairytale of how the town's ugly duckling escapes Mississippi, reinvents herself as a beautiful lounge singer in LA, where, several years later, she runs into her high school crush; unaware of her true identity, he finds himself as in love with her as she once was with him, to Dawn Davis at Harper, in a pre-empt, by Sarah Jane Freymann at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency (World English).


Authors of SHOOTER and KILL ZONE Jack Coughlin and Donald Davis's fourth book in the NYT bestselling Sniper novel series, in which hero Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson is imprisoned and made to look like the perpetrator of a civilian massacre in Pakistan, and must escape, find the engineers of his capture, and recover his honor, to Charles Spicer at St. Martin's, for publication in 2011, by Jim Hornfischer at Hornfischer Literary Management (World).


Priya Parmar's debut THE ORANGE GIRL, with a unique take on the life of Eleanor Gwynn, and her relationship with King Charles II, to Danielle Friedman at Touchstone Fireside, by Tamar Ellman Rydzinski at Laura Dail Literary Agency (North America).

Author of the NYT bestseller OBEDIENCE Will Lavender's DOMINANCE, in which a renowned literature professor -- and convicted murderer -- teaches a controversial night class from his prison cell, and years later aids a former student in her desperate attempt to solve the next generation of murders as the students from the infamous night class are picked off one by one, to Sarah Knight at Shaye Areheart Books, by Laney Katz Becker of Folio Literary Management (World).


NYT bestseller and Newbery Medal winner for GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES!, Laura Amy Schlitz's PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE, the story of a mischievous princess whose pet crocodile, a gift from her fairy godmother, causes much havoc at the royal place, to Mary Lee Donovan at Candlewick, by Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media (world English).
Foreign: Stephanie Abou


Pseudonymous Swede Lars Kepler's crime novel THE HYPNOTIST, to Patrick Janson-Smith at Blue Door, at auction, for two books, for likely publication in 2010, by Susanne Widen at Bonnier.

Rights to Claudia Muller at Lubbe in Germany, for one book; to Marjolein Schurink at De Bezige Bij in Holland; to Johannes Riis at Gyldendal in Denmark, for two books; to Marianne Fugelsø Nilssen at Cappelen Damm in Norway, for two books; to Jorge Oakim at Intrinseca in Brazil, for two books; and to Forlagid in Iceland, for one book. Bonnier reports pending offers in eight more territories.


Jeffrey Meyers's JOHN HUSTON, a biography of the acclaimed and charismatic director of "The Maltese Falcon," "The Treasure of Sierra Madre," and the "The Misfits" among others, detailing his colorful, Hemingway-esque life, to Charlie Conrad at Broadway, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group.


Clara Cannucciari with Chris Cannucciari's CLARA'S KITCHEN: Wisdom, Memories and Recipes from the Great Depression, words of wisdom to buck up America's spirits and recipes to keep the wolf from the door by a 93-year-old great-grandmother who has become a YouTube sensation and swept national media with "Great Depression Cooking with Clara," a YouTube cooking show shot by her filmmaker grandson Chris, to Michael Flamini at St. Martin's, at auction, for publication in October 2009, by Sharon Bowers at The Miller Agency (World).


NYT reporter and WP op-ed columnist E. J. Dionne, Jr.'s THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT, covering the entire span of American history, to Anton Mueller at Bloomsbury, by Gail Ross at Gail Ross Literary Agency.


Josh Sundquist's EVERY BIT OF GRACE, the story of how when he was 9 years old, Ewing's Sarcoma, a virulent strain of cancer, claimed his left leg; his amazing journey takes him from his religious up-bringing in a small Southern town, and culminates with him skiing in the Paralympics in Turin, to Josh Kendall at Viking Penguin, for publication in February 2010, by Paul Cirone at Friedrich Agency (NA).


Former federal agent Robert Mazur's THE INFILTRATOR: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel, a true story of global money laundering, an international drug empire, and justice served, to Junie Dahn at Little, Brown, by Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord Literistic. Film rights optioned to 2929 Productions.


38-year-old biologist and "virus hunter," named to Popular Science's Brilliant 10 in 2005 and to Rolling Stone's Top 100 Agents of Change for 2009, Nathan Wolfe's THE VIRAL STORM, trying to "tie together some of the most important events in the history of our species," showing how viruses and humans have evolved side-by-side, but also how viruses have often had the upper hand, arguing that outbreaks like the current swine flu pandemic are due as much to humans invading the world of viruses as the inverse, and discussing how we can fight back, to Robin Dennis at Times Books, reportedly in a six-figure deal, for publication in early 2012, by Max Brockman at Brockman (NA).



Anonymous said...

Well, thank you for mentioning my book! I'm an Australian author still excited out of my mind to be picked up by a US publisher- I appreciate the mention.

Kylie Ladd

Watch 'n Wait said...

Kylie..Twas my pleasure. And big congratulations on your book.

Kylie said...

Many thanks!

And I'm glad I checked back- absolutely agree with your post on waterboarding above.

Watch 'n Wait said...

Believe me, Kylie, you have lots and lots of company. Just a horrendous crime on the part of the Bush/Cheney administration, for which they should be prosecuted to the max...and that's just the start of what I'd like to do to them and their "lawyers".