Coming to the Stacks: New Deals for February 2013

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Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner Anne Barton’s next two Regency-set historical romances in the Honeycote family series, again to Selina McLemore at Forever, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (World).

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Christine Woodward’s ROGUE TOUCH, to Elisabeth Dyssegaard at Hyperion, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency‘s Package Store division (World).

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Marta Acosta’s THE SHE HULK DIARIES, to Elisabeth Dyssegaard at Hyperion, in a two-book deal, by Peter Steinberg at The Steinberg Agency‘s Package Store division (World).

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Journalist, essayist, novelist and frequent contributor to the NYTBR Roy Hoffman’s COME LANDFALL, set in the Mississippi Gulf Coast, this inter-generational story explores the bonds between two wives who are waiting for the men they love to come home from war; when a young Vietnamese girl enters their lives, the new South collides with the old South, as family is forged not only through blood and memory, but also through need and friendship, to Dan Waterman at University of Alabama Press, by Joelle Delbourgo at Joelle Delbourgo Associates (World).

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Author of the Booker Prize short-listed THE SISTERS BROTHERS, Patrick deWitt’s untitled chateau novel, set in a village in which an aimless compulsive liar gets a second chance at life when a ghostly stranger visits him at his bedside, again to Lee Boudreaux at Ecco for publication in Winter 2015, by Peter McGuigan at Foundry Literary + Media (US).
Also to Sarah MacLachlan at House of Anansi (Canada); Philip Gwyn Jones at Granta in the UK; and Elik Lettinga at Nijgh & Van Ditmar in Holland.

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Three new titles in the NYT bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ KATE DANIELS series set in a technology- and magic- beset Atlanta, to Anne Sowards at Ace, in a very significant deal, by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (world English).

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NYT bestselling urban fantasy author Seanan McGuire’s THE WINTER LONG, A RED ROSE CHAIN, and ONCE BROKEN FAITH, the next three books in the October Daye series, and HALF OFF RAGNAROK, POCKET APOCALYPSE, and PROFESSIONAL GORE-EOGRAPHY, the next three books in the InCryptid series, again to Sheila Gilbert at Daw, in a six-book deal, by Diana Fox at Fox Literary (World).

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Famed FBI behavioral expert and author of What Every BODY Is Saying, Joe Navarro’s DANGEROUS PERSONALITIES: A Practical Guide to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones, a handbook to help us recognize and avoid borderline individuals who have the potential to inflict wide-scale destruction and quiet suffering, including psychological sketches of the four personality types that pose a risk to our physical, spiritual, financial and familial well-being, to Ruoxi Chen at Rodale, by Steve Ross at Abrams Artists Agency (NA).

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Paul Halpern’s EINSTEIN’S DICE AND SCHROEDINGER’S CAT, about the joint effort of Einstein and Schrödinger to unravel the greatest mystery of physics and its surprising turn into an intellectual drama and scandal that stretched over four decades, to TJ Kelleher at Basic, by Giles Anderson.

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The untitled follow-up memoir to Wendy Lawless’s NYT bestselling CHANEL BONFIRE, in which she’s left her nutty mother behind once and for all and moved to NYC with an acceptance letter to NYU Film School, covering her time in the gritty NY of the 1980s and her acting career and overcoming the complexities with men that colored her mother’s life and hers, again to Tricia Boczkowski at Gallery, by Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord Literistic (world).
Film rights: Shari Smiley at Resolution
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Chef and culinary creative director at Michelin-starred restaurant Junoon in New York City, Aliya LeeKong’s EXOTIC TABLE, presenting global flavors, inspiration and travel for everyday cooking through the author’s multicultural lens, to Ross Weisman at Adams Media, for publication in Fall of 2013.
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Historian Simon Doubleday’s THE WISE KING, depicting the complex world of the 13th-century Spanish ruler– and philosopher, soldier, composer, and astronomer — Alfonso the Wise, whose deep engagement with Muslim Spain laid the groundwork for the Renaissance and left an indelible mark on Western civilization, to Alex Littlefield at Basic, by Deirdre Mullane at Mullane Literary Associates (World).

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Shane Stanford and Brad Bartin’s FIVE SMOOTH STONES, when David faced Goliath, he picked up five smooth stones for the battle, and the authors, a well-known pastor and a successful businessman, reveal a life plan for following David’s path– do things no one else is doing, take risks, and have a strong vision for victory, to Abingdon Press, by Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary.

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Cameron Tribolet’s LEARNING TO LIVE AFTER DYING, the true story of a man shot during a robbery, who coded in the emergency room 13 times, and had to learn to live without legs, without family, and without an ability to work, but whose life was turned around when he found faith and a new reason to live, to Christine Whitaker at Whitaker House, by Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary.
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Marie Monville’s ONE LIGHT STILL SHINES: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting, the story of the wife of the man who shot ten schoolgirls and himself in October of 2006 in an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania; not simply a story of sorrow and destruction, but also one of majestic deliverance, compassion, forgiveness, and grace-filled redemption, to Sandra Vander Zicht for Zondervan, for publication in October 2013, by Wes Yoder of Ambassador Agency.

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