Coming to the Stacks: New Deals for July 2013

Fictionstacks

Carmen Boullosa’s TEXAS, set against the historical landscape of the volatile Tex-Mex borderland, the stories of a diverse cast of characters are woven together and told with a distinctly Mexican view, to Will Evans at Deep Vellum, for publication in 2014, by Jennifer Lyons at Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency (World English).
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Lee Child’s three-book deal for the Jack Reacher series, again to Gina Centrello for Delacorte, with Kate Miciak editing, by Darley Anderson at the Darley Anderson (NA).

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Wallace Stegner Fellow and author of The Southern Cross and The Eden Hunter Skip Horack’s THE OTHER JOSEPH, following a thirty-year-old Louisiana oilrig worker as he battles the sin from his past that has branded him and discovers long-buried secrets in the life of his brother, a Navy SEAL lost at sea in the first Gulf War, to Lee Boudreaux at Ecco in US, and Sarah MacLachlan at House of Anansi in Canada, for publication Winter 2015, by Kim Witherspoon and David Forrer at Inkwell Management.
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Screenwriter Robert Lewis’s third novel featuring an ex-cop, ex-addict who is on the path to redemption taking on cases for the downtrodden of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, to Terri Bischoff at Midnight Ink, by Barbara Poelle of Irene Goodman Agency (World English).
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Jeremy Brown’s ANACONDA CHOKE, the final installment in the Aaron “Woodshed” Wallace series, following Suckerpunch and Hook and Shoot, about an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter trying to shake his criminal past, this time taking the action to Brazil, reuniting Woody and his long distance love Marcela Arcoverde, who he must literally fight with street gangs for on the streets of Rio following his professional bout to become the heavyweight contender, ultimately sealing his fate as a fighter and what’s worth fighting for, again to Medallion Press, by Margaret O’Connor at Innisfree Literary (World English).
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Assaf Gavron’s THE HILLTOP, set in a fictional West Bank settlement, about the lives and follies of its residents, the Israeli soldiers who guard it, and their wary Palestinian neighbors, moving to Paul Whitlatch at Scribner, by Susan Golomb at the Susan Golomb Agency (NA).
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Shelba Shelton Nivens’s THAT MAN IN HER WOODS, in which a woman’s grandfather is dead and his home has been taken over by a stranger; attempting to keep an eye on what the stranger is doing to HER farmhouse, she agrees to help him make repairs, but after she falls for the man, who will repair her broken heart when a lovely, young woman and two small children suddenly appear to help him map out plans for a new house?, to Kathy Davis at Harlequin Heartsong Presents, for publication in 2014, by Linda Glaz at Hartline Literary Agency.
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Catherine Asaro’s UNDERCITY, set in the universe of the Skolian Empire/Ruby Dynasty, a former military commander and now private investigator returns to the planet and the city of her hard and difficult youth on a sensitive mission: to find the missing heir to the planet’s powerful dynasty, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (world English).
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Nonfiction

The reporter who broke Edward Snowden’s story on the National Security Agency’s surveillance of citizens in The Guardian newspaper, Glenn Greenwald’s book on the subject, promising new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad, from the only journalist to have received Snowden’s full cache of documents, again to Sara Bershtel at Metropolitan, for publication in March 2014, by Dan Conaway at Writers House (world).
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Mayor of London’s Boris Johnson’s THE CHURCHILL FACTOR, focusing on the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, shining a light on some aspects of Churchill’s character and explaining how Churchill made a difference to events or to society – and exploring his meaning and his message today; showing how one man can make all the difference, to Becky Saletan at Riverhead, by Natasha Fairweather at AP Watt at United Agents, in association with Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown, representing Churchill Heritage (US).
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Slate magazine advice columnist, Troy Patterson’s WHAT IS A GENTLEMAN?: A Scholarly Index, featuring essays on men, experiments in etiquette, comedies of postmodern manners, and smart remarks on style, with recipes, illustrations, and a full index of masculine ideals, to Jeff Alexander at Vintage, by Zoe Pagnamenta at The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency (World English).
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Vladimir Dinets’s DRAGON SONGS: Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators, and Other Dinosaur Relations, a naturalist’s account of a life-changing quest to study all our modern dinosaurs that ends in love, pitched as “Eat, Pray, Love” meets extreme travel– and crocodiles, to Cal Barksdale at Skyhorse, for publication in 2014, by Regina Ryan at Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises.
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Digital

HARDLUCKY authors Gabriel Lisowski and poet and children’s book author Miriam Chaikin, eds.’s JEWISH WISDOM FOR DAILY LIFE, a treasury of the inspirational sayings of the famous 18th-century Kotsker Rebbe, translated and illustrated by the rebbe’s great-great-great grandson Lisowski, to Cal Barksdale at Skyhorse, for publication in 2014, by Regina Ryan at Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises (World).
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Stephanie Taylor’s TINSELTOWN, two of Hollywoods’ biggest actors come together in a clash of wills and find themselves thrown together during their filming hiatus, to Astraea Press, for publication in 2013 (world).
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Ariella Moon’s SPELLSTRUCK, what if the one person who saw through your lies and loved you harbored a secret that could cost you everything?, to Stephanie Taylor at Astraea Press, for publication in 2013 (world).
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Michele Barrow-Belisle’s FIRE AND ICE, sometimes opposites aren’t supposed to attract, to Stephanie Taylor at Astraea Press, for publication in 2013 (world).
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Ryfie Schafer writing as Rori Shay’s next two books in the ELECTED trilogy, in which a girl must pretend to be a boy in order to lead her country at a time when environmental destruction has nearly wiped out life, to Eden Plantz at Entranced, for publication in 2014 and 2015, by Sara D’Emic at Talcott Notch Literary Services.

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Lori Sjoberg’s two more paranormal romances, following GRAVE INTENTIONS and GRAVE DESTINATIONS, featuring the reapers of the Central Florida office, to Peter Senftleben at eKensington, for publication in 2015 (World).

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