Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And Still More Books...

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Rainbow Rowell's FLAGGED, a fresh take on the office comedy in which a shy but endearing I.T. guy whose job is to monitor the company email falls in love with a girl in his office whose emails are constantly flagged, to Erika Imranyi at Dutton, at auction, by Christopher Schelling at Ralph M. Vicinanza.


Journalist Hilary Davidson's debut THE DAMAGE DONE, about a travel writer who is called back to New York when her estranged sister is murdered, only to discover that the body belongs to a stranger who'd stolen her sister's identity, and that her sister has vanished, to Paul Stevens at Forge, in a two-book deal, for publication in October 2010, by Judith Weber at Sobel Weber Associates (NA).


Bloodroot author Amy Greene's LONG MAN, set over fifteen days in the Tennessee Valley during the Great Depression, propelled by the search for a missing little girl, again to Robin Desser at Knopf, by Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman (NA).



New-media guru, founder of MarketWatch, and advisor/board member to ten major media and other companies, Larry Kramer's TALESPIN, on the current revolution in communication, the four factors that govern it, and how businesses can survive and thrive amid the changes, to Ben Loehnen at Harper Business, for publication in 2010, by Fredrica Friedman of Fredrica S. Friedman and Company.


Host of The Biggest Loser and star of Days of Our Lives, Alison Sweeney's THE MOMMY DIET, not just a weight-loss book, but a "diet" of nutrition, fitness, and self-care that women can follow to look and feel well, before and during pregnancy, and after giving birth, to Cara Bedick at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, for publication in October 2010, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (world).


Senior foreign policy writer for the NYT editorial board, David Unger's THE EMERGENCY STATE: How to End America's Obsessive Quest for National Security and Reclaim our Democracy, a wide-ranging work of history and political economy which looks at how the foreign policy arrangements and international economic structures originally developed to fight the cold war are still in place, and have not only become obsolete but now threaten our democracy at home and our international economic position, to Laura Stickney at Penguin Press, at auction, by Andrew Stuart at The Stuart Agency (NA).

Jerusalem-based historian and journalist, author of THE ACCIDENTAL EMPIRE and THE END OF DAYS Gershom Gorenberg's THE UNMAKING OF ISRAEL, a penetrating look at Israel's current internal strife, its roots, and its sobering implications for the nation's future, to Tim Duggan at Harper, by Lisa Bankoff at ICM (NA).


Syndicated radio host and TV personality Adam Carolla's THIS YEAR IN RAGE, a collection of funny, insightful, and outrageous anecdotes, philosophies, and rants by America's foremost complainer, spanning sports (steroids in baseball, etc.), the economy, bloggers, dining out, religion, politics, movies, social networking sites, dating, flying/homeland security, and sex, to Suzanne O'Neill at Crown, for publication in Fall 2010, by Dan Strone at Trident Media Group and manager, James Dixon of Dixon Talent (NA).


Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (named for her sister), the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, and former US ambassador to Hungary Nancy Brinker's story of two sisters, Nancy and Suzy, their loving bond from childhood through adulthood, the cancer that took one sister's life and threatened the other's, and the passionate promise made that has gone on to transform, and save, the lives of million of women and to raise billions of dollars for cancer research and community outreach, to Diane Salvatore at Broadway, for publication in October 2010, by Dorian Karchmar at William Morris Endeavor (world English).

Gunter Grass's FROM GERMANY TO GERMANY AND BACK AGAIN, the diary he kept in 1990, as the Berlin Wall fell and Germany changed forever, to Drenka Willen at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, for publication in Fall 2011, by Steidl Verlag (NA).


Bio-acoustician and pioneering musician Bernie Krause's THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA: Searching for the Voice of Nature and the Origins of Music, a narrative journey into the author's visionary theories about animal sounds, their orchestral-like relationship to one another, their influence on our own music, their vital importance to our ecological and emotional health, the dramatic losses they've endured due to encroaching human noise, and the damage that is occurring as they go extinct, to John Parsley at Little, Brown, at auction, by Gillian MacKenzie of the Gillian MacKenzie Agency (world).


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