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Coming to the Stacks: May 2017

NON – FICTION First undocumented graduate of the University of Michigan MFA program and Undocupoets co-founder Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s CHILDREN OF THE LAND, about solidifying a sense of self while undocumented, and deportations that complicated his relationships to his family, Mexico and America, to Sofia Groopman at Harper, at auction, by Julia Kardon at Mary […]

NON – FICTION

First undocumented graduate of the University of Michigan MFA program and Undocupoets co-founder Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s CHILDREN OF THE LAND, about solidifying a sense of self while undocumented, and deportations that complicated his relationships to his family, Mexico and America, to Sofia Groopman at Harper, at auction, by Julia Kardon at Mary Evans (NA).

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Documentary filmmaker of ZIZEK! and THE EXAMINED LIFE and author of THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM Astra Taylor’s DEMOCRACY MIGHT NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE, a dissection of the contradictions and tensions inherent in the struggle to realize democracy, a widely celebrated but surprisingly elusive concept, to coincide with Taylor’s forthcoming documentary on the same topic, again to Riva Hocherman at Metropolitan, for publication in 2018, by Melissa Flashman at Janklow & Nesbit (NA).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home Gail Caldwell’s DANGEROUS WOMEN, about growing up during the feminist movement, to Kate Medina at Random House, by Lane Zachary of Aevitas Creative Management.

 

DIGITAL

Author of AMERICAN GHOST J.B. Turner’s HARD FALL (Jon Reznick Book 5), to Jacob Butler at Thomas & Mercer, by Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (world).

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Em Shotwell’s FORGET ME NOT, a prequel to debut novel, BLACKBIRD SUMMER, to Heather McCorkle at City Owl Press, in a nice deal, for publication in August 2017 (World).

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USA bestselling author Sarah Fox’s next three books in the ongoing Pancake House Mystery series, in which the protagonist serves up pancakes and solves murders, to Martin Biro at Lyrical Press, for publication in 2018, by Jessica Faust at BookEnds (World).

 

Fiction – Debut

Iowa Short Fiction Award winner and Bennington MFA graduate Kate Milliken’s KEPT ANIMALS, a story of California, horses, and wildfire centering around three teenaged girls whose fates are inextricably linked by a car accident one summer night in Topanga Canyon, to Valerie Steiker at Scribner, at auction, by Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at DeFiore and Company (NA).

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Author of Mommies Who Drink, Brett Paesel’s THE LAST PERFECT DAY, a dramedy about soccer parents in Beverly Hills who band together to support their team, but become entrenched in drama and personal entanglements off the field, to Amy Pierpont at Grand Central, by Alexis Hurley at Inkwell Management (NA).

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Timmy Reed’s KILL ME NOW, the story of a crusty kid, with a taste for strains of trouble that would stagger an adult—a story of survival against wicked odds, and also a kind of redemption, to Jack Shoemaker at Counterpoint, for publication in 2018, by Madison Smartt Bell in his first deal as an agent at Ayesha Pande Literary (World English).

 

Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

S. M. Stirling’s THE SKY-BLUE WOLVES, the grand finale of the NYT-bestselling “Emberverse” series about the aftermath of “the Change,” an event that causes all electrical and explosive devices to stop working, to Rebecca Brewer at Ace, in a good deal, for publication in 2019, by Russell Galen at Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency (NA).

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Author of NYT bestseller The Martian, Andy Weir’s ARTEMIS, set in first and only city on the moon, a crime caper that features the detailed world-building based on real science Weir is known for, featuring Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz, who has a chance at a life-changing score drop in her lap, and pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of her problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis, again to Julian Pavia at Crown, for publication on November 14, 2017, by David Fugate at LaunchBooks Literary Agency (world).
Film rights to 20th Century Fox and New Regency, in a pre-empt, with two of The Martian producers Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood attached to produce for Genre Films.

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Jenn Lyons’s THE RUIN OF KINGS, in which an orphan discovers not only is he the lost member of a royal family, he is destined to destroy the world, to Devi Pillai at Tor, in a major deal, in a five-book deal, for publication in 2018, by Sam Morgan at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

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Sarah Madsen’s WEAVER’S FOLLY, pitched as Entrapment meet Shadowrunner franchise, in which a Weaver–an elf capable of using powerful magic–and a thief for hire specializing in high-tech larceny is thrown headfirst into the lethal world of Elvish politics and high-stakes human corporate theft during a simple job gone wrong, to Alisa Gus at Curiosity Quills Press, for publication in Spring 2018 (world).

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