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Coming to the Stacks: New Deals for June 2016

Fiction – Debut Adrian Archangelo’s THE BALLAD OF ELVA AND CHESTER: Or, Mostly Their Fault, pitched as having shades of Tom Robbins meets Douglas Adams, about space aliens who appear to be human and have been here on Earth since the year 1100 with the goal of helping humanity develop more empathy and compassion and […]

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Adrian Archangelo’s THE BALLAD OF ELVA AND CHESTER: Or, Mostly Their Fault, pitched as having shades of Tom Robbins meets Douglas Adams, about space aliens who appear to be human and have been here on Earth since the year 1100 with the goal of helping humanity develop more empathy and compassion and are responsible, with the best of intentions, for all the debacles of history including but not limited to Black Plague, the statues on Easter Island, both World Wars, the collapse of a nation, the stock market crash of 1929, the American dust bowl, the leaning of the Tower of Pisa and much more, to Wild Blue Press, for publication in Fall 2016, by Sharlene Martin at Martin Literary Management.
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NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author Jen McClaughlin’s THE McCULLAGH INN IN MAINE, in which a woman on the run escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises and meets an old flame who fixes her heart and family inn before she realizes things are too good to last, to Laura Fazio and James Patterson at BookShots Flames, by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

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Corrie Lynn Wang’s THE TAKE DOWN, set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, a stylish, propulsive, and provocative whodunit, asking what would you rely on if your tech turned against you?, to Kieran Viola at Freeform, at auction, by Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company (NA).

Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Adrian Archangelo’s THE BALLAD OF ELVA AND CHESTER: Or, Mostly Their Fault, pitched as having shades of Tom Robbins meets Douglas Adams, about space aliens who appear to be human and have been here on Earth since the year 1100 with the goal of helping humanity develop more empathy and compassion and are responsible, with the best of intentions, for all the debacles of history including but not limited to Black Plague, the statues on Easter Island, both World Wars, the collapse of a nation, the stock market crash of 1929, the American dust bowl, the leaning of the Tower of Pisa and much more, to Wild Blue Press, for publication in Fall 2016, by Sharlene Martin at Martin Literary Management.

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NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author Jen McClaughlin’s THE McCULLAGH INN IN MAINE, in which a woman on the run escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises and meets an old flame who fixes her heart and family inn before she realizes things are too good to last, to Laura Fazio and James Patterson at BookShots Flames, by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency

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Grammy-winning producer A.W. Hill and Nathanael Hill’s THE SWITCH, pitched as Back To The Future meets Narnia, in the course of the hero’s harrowing tour of the Multiverse, in the company of an intrepid band of “time pilgrims” met along the way, taking him to tangential worlds tantalizingly close to his own, to Alisa Gus at Curiosity Quills Press, for publication in Summer 2017, by Kimberley Cameron at Kimberley Cameron & Associates (world).

Fiction – Romance

Kat Cantrell’s untitled book, in a new marriage-of-convenience trilogy, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, in a five-book deal, in a nice deal, by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World and audio rights).

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Santino Hassell’s ILLEGAL CONTACT, to Kristine Swartz at Intermix, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017, by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary (world English).

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Angela Bissell’s SPANISH BILLIONAIRE BROTHER’S DUO, in which two aristocratic brothers are not prepared for the women who set them on their heels and ultimately steal their hearts again, to Pippa Roscoe at Harlequin Presents, in a two-book deal, by Sarah Younger at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

 

Non-Fiction

Donald Driver’s DRIVEN TO BETTER HEALTH, with Jon Levey, a fitness program to get readers in the best shape of their lives no matter what their starting points, broken into three levels with targeted nutritional and inspirational guidance, to Donna Loffredo at Harmony, in a good deal, by Frank Weimann at Folio Literary Management (NA)

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Winner of the Sami Rohr Prize and National Jewish Book Award Gal Beckerman’s ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA, about the conversational forms of media, from letters to zines, that have sustained radical ideas throughout history and why today’s social media is failing to do the same for movements like the Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter, to Amanda Cook at Crown, by Andrew Blauner at Blauner Books Literary Agency (World).
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Author of SPEER: Hitler’s Architect and ROMMEL’S DESERT WAR: Waging World War II in North Africa, historian Martin Kitchen’s THE DOMINICI AFFAIR: Murder and Mystery in Provence, a microhistory that explores the murder of a distinguished British scientist Sir Jack Drummond, and his wife and daughter along a roadside in rural Provence and the Provençal peasant found guilty and condemned to death, and who later, against all evidence, became a romanticized figure believed to be innocent, which illuminates an entire Rorschach of social dynamics in post-war France, to Thomas Swanson at Potomac Books, by Don Fehr at Trident Media Group (NA).