Latest Book Deals (Courtesy of Publishers Weekly): Expect Them in Your Local Bookstores, Soon!

Latest e-letter from Publishers Weekly has announcement of the following deals:

Fiction by First-Time Novelists:

  • Kenneth Harmon’s Better Not Pout:  A Tale of North Pole Noir, “in which a hard-boiled elf is framed for murder in a place that plays reindeer games for keeps,” to Dutton, in a “very nice deal.”
  • Tyler McMahon’s How the Mistakes Were Made, about the rise and fall of a punk supergroup in Seattle in the 90s, narrated by its tough girl drummer, to St. Martin’s
  • Peter Geye’s You Will Come Safe From the Sea, in which a father and son re-connect thirty-five years after the father survived the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat, to Unbridled Books.

Mystery/ Crime

  • Carole Nelson Douglas’ next three Midnight Louie mysteries, the “V, W, X” books in the alphabetically titled series about a feline PI pitched as “Sam Spade with hairballs,” to Forge, for “publication in 2011- 2013.”
  • Lawyer Adam Mitzner’s untitled novel, “pitched as in the vein of Scott Turow, in which a young New York City criminal attorney defends an old family friend who is not what he seems to be,” to Gallery “in a very nice deal”

General/ Other

  • Francesco Pacifico’s The Story of My Purity, “the first translated novel by this Italian youth sensation,”  about an “unhappily married Roman intellectual who falls under the spell of Jews, gays, and beautiful women in a nightclub,” to Farrar, Straus & Giroux, for publication in Winter 2012

There were other deal announcements, such as the one for Tori Spelling’s new follow-up memoir to Mommywood, but, alas, self was not as engaged with the subject matter.  Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned

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