Saturday, January 23, 2010

Selection of Books On The Way...

From Publishers Lunch Weekly...


Sam Hawken's NORTH PASS, about the femicides in Ciudad Juares where over 400 Mexican women have been murdered or gone missing since 1993, to Pete Ayrton of Serpent's Tail, by Svetlana Pironko of Author Rights Agency (World English).


Diana Rowland's SECRET OF THE DEMON, three more books in the series that began with MARK OF THE DEMON, plus three books in a new urban fantasy series about a young woman who is turned into a zombie and takes a job as a morgue technician for easy access to brains, to Betsy Wollheim at Daw, in a six-book deal, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.


Sex crime prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington D.C. Allison Leotta's LAW OF ATTRACTION, about a 26-year-old lawyer determined to bring justice to men who brutalize the women they love; frustrated and determined when the man she prosecuted for beating the mother of his two children goes free and the woman turns up murdered, she pursues clues to the case, jeopardizing her career, her romance, and finally her very life as she uncovers the horrifying truth about the murderer, to Lauren Spiegel at Touchstone Fireside, for publication in Fall 2010/Winter 2011, by Elaine Koster at Elaine Koster Agency (NA).


Camilla Gibb's THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY, set in modern-day Vietnam, a country on the brink of momentous change, uniting an old man, who has survived decades of political upheaval, with a young American returned to Vietnam in search of clues about her dissident father's disappearance, to Jane Fleming at Penguin Press, for publication in Winter 2011, by Anne McDermid at Anne McDermid Associates (US).

Steve Martin's novel WOMAN ONE, which "examines the glamor and the subterfuge of the fine art world" in New York, for publication in November 2010, and LATE FOR SCHOOL, for young readers, based on a song from his album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, illustrated by C.F. Payne and including a CD, to Deb Futter at Grand Central, by Esther Newberg at ICM.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel Linden MacIntyre's THE BISHOP'S MAN, to Counterpoint, for publication in the fall of 2010, by the Cooke Agency International.

Foreign rights to Eduardo Hojman at Urano in Spain, by Martina Torrades at Pontas Literary & Film Agency; Sahinpasic in Bosnia; and Sezam in Serbia; on behalf of Random House of Canada and Shaun Bradley of the Transatlantic Literary Agency.


Audrey Hepburn's younger son Luca Dotti's AUDREY AT HOME, written with Alessia Margiotta, an intimate off-stage look at the home life of one of the great film icons of all time, including anecdotes and memories from her family and friends, illustrated with never-before-seen family photographs, scrapbook memorabilia, and personal recipes, to Aliza Fogelson at Clarkson Potter, at auction, by Larry Kirshbaum at LJK Literary Management (World English)‬.


Rajeev Peshawaria's TOO MANY BOSSES, TOO FEW LEADERS, stories of global leadership practice at its best, drawn from the author's experience at Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola, American Express and beyond, providing a new, synthesized understanding of leadership for the time-starved executive; containing the author's personal interviews with John Mack, Jacqueline Novogratz and CEOs internationally, to Emily Loose at Free Press, in a pre-empt, for publication in Spring 2011, by Lucinda Blumenfeld at Fletcher & Company (World).

History/Politics/Current Affairs:

Markos Moulitsas's AMERICAN TALIBAN, comparing how the Republican Party and Islamic radicals maintain similar worldviews and tactics, from sex to war, from culture to science and education; arguing that progressives hate radical Jihadists for the same reason they hate conservatives -- intolerance, militarism, disrespect for democracy, and a desire to impose their regressive mores on the rest of society, to Peter Richardson at PoliPoint Press, for publication in September 2010 (NA).


Bloggers and journalists Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich's STUFF HIPSTERS HATE, based on their popular Tumblr site, an anthropological guide to the buzzed-about subculture, featuring analysis of the mating habits, habitat, theology, grooming practices and preferred entertainment of the modern-day hipster, with helpful graphs and charts to understand the elusive character of the trendy beast, to Kelly Reed at Ulysses Press, for publication in Fall 2010, by Jason Allen Ashlock at Movable Type Literary Group.

Writers behind Twitter's @FakeAPStyleBook Ken Lowery, Mark Hale, and the Bureau Chiefs' HOW TO WRITE ON THE INTERNET: An Absolutely Phony Stylebook, to Stephanie Chan at Three Rivers Press, at auction, by Kate McKean at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.


Emmy-winning costume designer of Mad Men Janie Bryant's book on creating your own "leading lady" style, with advice and inspiration on everything from loving your curves to knowing which decade will give you the perfect vintage look, written with fashion journalist Monica Corcoran, to Karen Murgolo at Grand Central, for publication in Fall 2010, by Monika Verma at Levine Greenberg Literary AgencY.


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