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A New York Times best children's book of 2018, a Washington Post best children's book of 2018, a Chicago Public Library best book of 2018, an Amazon best book of the month, a People Magazine August 2018 Kid Pick, a feature in Washington Post Kids Post, a feature on NPR's Morning Edition, a rave in the New York Times Book Review, starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and BCCB.
Author of BAD MARIE and THE RED CAR Marcy Dermansky's VERY NICE, a comic satire of our post-Obama era featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcee, her college-age daughter, and the famous Pakistani-American novelist who seduces them both; in a novel of race, money, sex, liberalism, secrets, and bad behavior, to Jennifer Jackson at Knopf, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in Summer 2019, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (NA).
Non-fiction: Pop Culture
Witch expert, journalist, NYU lecturer, and creator of The Witch Wave podcast, Pam Grossman's WAKING THE WITCH, a manifesto exploring the ascent of the witch in popular culture and its relationship to modern feminism, through the lens of the author's own spiritual journey and development as a witch herself, to Natasha Simons at Gallery, at auction, for publication in 2019, by Rick Pascocello at Glass Literary Management (world).
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
NYT bestselling author William Lashner's debut, featuring a twelve-year-old Attorney for the Damned, who discovers she is next in line to run the family legal practice...representing clients from the underworld, to Tracey Keevan at Disney-Hyperion, in a significant deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Wendy Sherman at Wendy Sherman Associates and Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (NA).
Harkness Instructor at Phillips Academy, Andover and Sewanee, Yaddo, and MacDowell Fellow Kate McQuade's THE TRANSLATOR'S DAUGHTER, a linked collection that begins with six girls as they meet in boarding school at age twelve and follows their lives after their favorite teacher dies tragically, showing how an early loss can reverberate to destructive, restorative, and sometimes magical ends; and an untitled novel set in a boarding school after a climate apocalypse, to Kate Nintzel at William Morrow, in a pre-empt, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (NA).
Digital: Fiction: Thriller
S. M. Thayer's debut I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, pitched for fans of Fiona Barton and The Affair, told through three interwoven voices of a dark love triangle, hurtling across three days, to Megha Parekh at Thomas & Mercer, in a two-book deal, by Rick Pascocello at Glass Literary Management (World).
Inc. columnist and GEM Advertising founder Peter Kozodoy's HONEST TO GREATNESS, with a foreword by Mike Rowe, anecdotes from the author's own experiences, exclusive case studies, and interviews with Ray Dalio and others leaders at Google, Domino's Pizza, The Ritz-Carlton and more, that illustrate how successful companies incorporate transparency to accomplish growth, and providing readers a guide for incorporating these frameworks their own business, career, and lives, to Glenn Yeffeth at BenBella Books, at auction, by Rick Pascocello at Glass Literary Management (NA).
Haylie's new book hits the March 25th, 2018 list for the second straight week!
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Children's: Middle grade
NYT bestselling author Da Chen's SISI OF YELLOW STONE, narrative nonfiction about the author's three sisters' childhoods in rural China as their landowning family was torn apart by the Cultural Revolution, to Lisa Sandell at Scholastic, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (NA).
Michelin rated chef, owner of LA bakery Fonuts, and Cake Wars judge Waylynn Lucas's SUNNY SIDE UP, breakfast and brunch recipes with a focus on eggs and baking, to Dervla Kelly at Rodale, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (World).
Comic book writer, cultural critic and scholar David F. Walker's FREDERICK DOUGLASS, with illustrator Damon Smith, to Patrick Barb at Ten Speed Press, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (World).
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan Donald Lopez's BUDDHISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY, the first ever single volume narrative history of world Buddhism from inception to the present day, and THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA, an eye-opening new account of the historical Buddha, to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press, in an exclusive submission, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (World English).
Author of the upcoming DAY DRINKING, founding editor of eater.com's Drinks column, and contributor to Vogue and Bon Appetit, Kat Odell's cookbook of healthy, vibrant, plant-based recipes, again to Kylie Foxx McDonald at Workman, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management in association with Henry Huang at Heroes and Villains (World).
NYT bestselling author Haylie Pomroy's next book, her first major diet program since THE FAST METABOLISM DIET, moving to Karen Rinaldi at Harper Wave, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management.
The late Maggie Estep's HEX crime novel, optioned to Entertainment One TV for Olive Productions, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management.
NYT bestselling author Da Chen's WANDERING WARRIOR, optioned to Mark Burton and Michael Barnathan at Ocean Blue Entertainment, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management.
Author of the John Hillcoat-adapted THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD, Matt Bondurant's NORTH COUNTRY, about a returning Air Force special forces soldier who ends up embroiled with an enigmatic crime boss in the small town on the Canadian border where he grew up, to Warner Brothers TV, by Jill Gillett at William Morris Endeavor on behalf of Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management.
Read what The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, The Today Show, The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Elle, The Guardian, Newsday, The Village Voice, The Millions, Nylon, and Interview Magazine had to say. People also called it "A dry, delightful fairy tale for grownups," and Cosmopolitan made it a "Cosmo Reads" selection.
Believing in Magic hits the e-book and combined print and e-book lists for the week of October 9th!
Children's: Middle grade
Former managing editor of The New Republic and author of The Night Tourist and Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, Katherine Marsh's THE BOY IN THE WINE CELLAR, the story of an American boy living in Brussels who secretly harbors a fourteen-year-old Syrian refugee who has lost his family and is on the run from the authorities, inspired by the author's own experiences moving to Belgium last year with her husband and two young children right before the attacks in Paris and the discovery of terrorist cells in Brussels, which she chronicled in a Washington Post essay and a Today Show interview, to Jennifer Besser at Putnam Children's, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (World English).
Weizmann Institute researchers Eran Elinav, M.D., Ph.D.; and Eran Segal, Ph.D.'s THE PERSONALIZED DIET, a scientifically-based guide to personalized nutrition that will help readers create a customized diet plan to lose weight and improve health, based on the authors' 2015 study that proved for the first time ever that different people react differently to the same foods and that resulted in a viral media response, to Karen Murgolo at Grand Central Life & Style, with Sarah Pelz editing, in a significant deal, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management(NA).
UK/Commonwealth rights to Morwenna Loughman at Vermilion, in a pre-empt.
Harvard and UCLA psychiatrist Dr. John Sharp MD's INSIGHT, an eight-step program designed to help readers discover the one thing from their childhoods that is the cause of their unwanted behavior, rewrite their narratives to remove it, and in doing so rewire their brains permanently for lifelong happiness and confidence, to Patty Gift at Hay House, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (World English, French, and German).
Actress, bakery entrepreneur, and allergen-free living advocate Jennifer Esposito's JENNIFER'S WAY: Recipes for A Pure, Delicious Life, a collection of sweet and savory recipes from her adored East Village bakery and beyond, showing readers that clean, pure food can both heal the body and provide a decadent, comforting eating experience, to Brittany Hamblin McInerney at Grand Central Life & Style, at auction, by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management (NA).