From Publishers Lunch Weekly....
Susan Froderberg's OLD BORDER ROAD, about a girl who marries too young and suffers the consequences, in a lonely part of the American desert, to Pat Strachan at Little, Brown, by Liz Darhansoff of Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman (World).
Amanda Kyle Williams's THE STRANGER YOU SEEK, adopted by white southern parents as a child, a Chinese American former FBI profiler is a walking, talking, bundle of contradictions, constantly stumbling over herself as witnessed by her FBI career cut short by alcoholism; she is unofficially hired by her best friend and secret crush, an Atlanta police lieutenant, to find a serial killer wrecking havoc on the citizens of Atlanta, to Kate Miciak and Nita Taublib at Bantam Dell, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2011, by Victoria Sanders at Victoria Sanders & Associates (NA).
NYT bestselling author Ridley Pearson's new series featuring operatives for an international security firm tasked with high-profile corporate problem solving -- kidnappings, extractions, extortion -- that takes them around the globe, case-by-case, from Shanghai to Rio to Zurich and beyond, again to Ivan Held and Christine Pepe at Putnam, in a two-book deal, by Amy Berkower and Dan Conaway at Writers House (NA).
No. 1 NYT-bestselling author John Sandford's twenty-first novel in the Prey series featuring protagonist Lucas Davenport, for publication in Spring 2011, and the fourth novel in the Virgil Flowers series, for publication in Fall 2010, again to Neil Nyren at Putnam, with paperbacks from Berkley, by Esther Newberg at ICM.
Elizabeth Speller's THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT, the first in a series of literary mystery novels set in England between World War I and World War II, to Tom Bouman at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a two-book deal, by Georgina Capel at Capel & Land (NA).
R.L. Stine, ed.'s FEAR: 13 Stories of Mystery and Suspense, including original stories by Meg Cabot, James Rollins and Heather Graham, among others; a minimum of 50 percent of all profits from ITW will be donated to Reading Is Fundamental, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing and motivating children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most, to Maureen Sullivan at Dutton Children's, by Loretta Barrett of Barrett Books (NA).
Brazilian rights to Rocco, in a nice deal, by Nick Mullendore at Loretta Barrett Books, in association with Flavia Sala at International Editors'.
NYT reporter Jodi Kantor's book about the Obamas, following her recent Times magazine cover story about their marriage (and following fellow NYT reporter Rachel Swarns' recent sale of a book about Michelle Obama's family), to Geoff Shandler at Little, Brown, at auction, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency.
Author of the bestselling lives of Charles Schulz and N.C. Wyeth David Michaelis's fully-rounded one-volume portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, the most admired woman of the 20th century, to David Rosenthal and Alice Mayhew at Simon & Schuster, for publication in 2015, by Melanie Jackson at the Melanie Jackson Agency (World English).
Syndicated personal finance columnist Liz Weston's THE NEW MONEY BIBLE, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press, in a pre-empt, in a good deal, by Stephen Hanselman of LevelFiveMedia (World).
Wall Street veteran and author Andy Kessler's untitled book, featuring twelve rules for getting rich - not moving money around rich, or soak the poor rich, but something that will create vast sustainable wealth - individual wealth AND societal wealth, to David Moldawer at Portfolio, by Pilar Queen at McCormick & Williams Literary Agency (world).
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's deeply reported portrait of Karachi, Pakistan -- a city that illuminates the complexities, perils and possibilities of rapidly growing metropolises around the world, to Laura Stickney at the Penguin Press, at auction, for publication in Winter 2012, by Gail Ross at the Gail Ross Literary Agency (world English).
Historian and Verso editorial director Tom Penn's WINTER KING, GLORIOUS PRINCE: The Dawn of Tudor England, the first book to tell the full story of how the Tudors came to be, and of a dark struggle between Henry VII and his son Henry VIII, which gave birth to early modern England, to Bob Bender at Simon & Schuster, for publication in 2011, by Anna Stein at Aitken Alexander, on behalf of Andrew Kidd (NA).
Author of Selling of the President 1968 and Going to Extremes, Joe McGinniss's investigative narrative of Sarah Palin's significance as both political and cultural phenomenon and as an embodiment of the contradictory forces that shaped Alaska as it moved into its second half-century as a state, to Charlie Conrad at Broadway, for publication in Fall 2011, by David Larabell at the David Black Literary Agency (World).
Comedic writer and former radio host April Winchell's REGRETSY, based on the popular blog of the same name; featuring a collection of the oddest, most humorous, and most disturbing crafts the world has ever seen, along with commentary provided by the author, to Jill Schwartzman at Villard, for trade paperback publication, in a pre-empt, by Meg Thompson at LJK Literary Management (world English).
Former NYT reporter Katie Hafner's MOTHER DAUGHTER ME, the poignant and often humorous memoir of her experience living as a single mother with her 78-year-old-mother and 16-year-old daughter, to Susan Kamil and Beth Rashbaum at Random House, by James Levine at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (NA).
The Mozart Effect author Don Campbell and founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies Alex Doman's HEALING AT THE SPEED OF SOUND, how the new science of sound and music can help us improve our lives, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press, by Gail Ross at Gail Ross Literary Agency.