Latest e-letter from Publishers Weekly has announcement of the following deals:
- Stegner Fellow, Grisham Writer-in-Residence, and University of Michigan Hopwood Award-winner Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bone, “a lyrical novel set in rural, coastal Mississippi, as Hurricane Katrina looms over the gulf, as well as Ward’s memoir exploring race, rural poverty, and the impact both have had on the men in Ward’s life,” to Bloomsbury, in a two-book deal.
- Rebecca Land Soodak’s novel “about a Manhattan woman who must come to terms with the past while her daughter has a problem, her husband has a secret and her nanny just quit,” to Grand Central, for publication in 2012.
- Author of Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs Jenny McCarthy’s Love, Lust and Faking It, “a comic look at sex and love and women, exploring how sex affects our work, relationships, and egos,” to Harper for publication in September 2010.
- New Orleans Saints’ quarterback and Superbowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees’ memoir, Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity, written with Chris Fabry, “chronicling his journey from a shoulder injury that almost ended his career in 2005 through the Saints’ come-from-behind victory in the Super Bowl, including a look back at Brees’ childhood and his years at Purdue . . . ” to Tyndale, in a two-book deal, for publication on July 6, 2010.
There were other deal announcements, such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei,’s memoir Crawling Away from Armageddon, “about his years as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency,” but, alas, self is itching to watch “Justified,” which is to date her favorite new show this season, starting soon.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.