Latest Book Deals (Courtesy of 7/12/2010 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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

Fiction Debuts

  • Cornell MFA and former University of Chicago mathematics scholar Catherine Chung’s Forgotten Country, “the story of a Korean-American woman sent by her terminally ill father to find her missing sister, leading to a larger journey that forces her to confront her family’s tragic history …  ” to Riverhead, at auction
  • Madeline Miller’s In the Armor of Achilles, “yielding a tender love story and a chronicle of the Trojan War; narrated by Patroclus, best friend and lover of the Greek hero Achilles,” to Ecco, at auction, for publication Summer 2012

History/Politics/Current Affairs

  • Tony Schwalm’s The Guerrilla Factory, “a narrative of the author’s experiences  in the U.S. Army’s legendary training crucible, the Q Course at Fort Bragg, which produces elite Special Forces trainers, also known as Green Berets, and his tour of duty as its Commander,” to Free Press for publication in 2012.
  • Author of the newsmaking Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General,” journalist Michael Hastings’ untitled book, promising “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of America’s longest war, with an unfiltered look at …  the soldiers, diplomats and politicians who are waging it,” to Little, Brown.


  • David Jack Bell’s Cemetery Girl, “in which a couple who seemingly has it all loses almost everything when their twelve-year-old daughter disappears without a trace and then, four years later, is found and returned to them, but refuses to talk about where she was  … ” to NAL, in a two-book deal

There were other deal announcements, such as Houston Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy’s untitled book, “tracing how the current disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is only a part of a larger pattern of corporate cost-cutting and image-making that has compromised safety across BP’s operations for years,” but, alas, self needs to get back to her writing!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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