Sarah Faber’s LIGHTNING TO THE CHILDREN, a haunting debut novel about a young woman’s sudden disappearance in 1962 Rio de Janeiro and the startling truths that surface in the wake of the event-a story of secrets unearthed and loyalties tested that reveals how family myths can imprison us, and how sometimes we must abandon everything we know in order to find ourselves and come back home again, to Amanda Brower at Little, Brown, in a pre-empt, following a two-book deal for Canadian rights at auction to Anita Chong at McClelland & Stewart, by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency (NA, excluding Canada).
Canadian rights to Clea Young’s masterful short story collection, CONGRATULATIONS & REGRETS-navigating the whitewater of relationships(familial and romantic, between friends new and old), and in the tradition of sparkling collections by the likes of Zsuzsi Gartner, Heather O’Neill and Lynn Coady, Clea Young takes ordinary events and creates something extraordinary-to Freehand Books by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.
World rights to BUFFALO BONES AND MEMORY: A History of the Metis Nation by Jean Teillet, great grand-niece of Louis Riel, a popular history of the Métis Nation in Canada and the U.S.A. from the late 1790s to the present, to Patrick Crean Editions at HarperCollins Canada by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.
Canadian rights to BOY: Becoming a Man in the 21st Century by Chatelaine columnist and CBC Radio Q contributor Rachel Giese examining the myths and realities of boy culture and the challenges facing boys today through the author’s own experience as a mother, as well as her extensive research and interviews with educators, coaches, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists and young men themselves, to Patrick Crean Editions at HarperCollins Canada by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.
Oxford University Press United States senior editor Abby Gross has acquired World English rights, excluding Canada, to EMOTIONAL PROMISCUITY: THE SCIENCE OF SERIAL ROMANCE, by Dr. Daniel Jones, the world’s leading researcher into why some people tend to fall in love fast, easily, and often. The deal was arranged by Trena White of Transatlantic Agency.
Canadian rights to Kerry Clare’s debut novel MITZI BYTES, a grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age—a novel about the perils and pleasures of living a secret life online and the risk to friendships and family when that life is revealed—to Editorial Director Jennifer Lambert of HarperCollins Canada for early 2017 by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency.
Associate publisher Nancy Flight of Greystone Books has acquired world all-language rights to Louise Green’s Limitless, a fitness book for plus-size women that makes it clear you don’t need to be slim to be fit. Green is represented by Transatlantic Agency’s Jesse Finkelstein.
Daria Salamon’s and Rob Krause’s POSTCARDS FROM A GAP YEAR, a memoir about their current year-long travel, has been sold to Turnstone Books by Samantha Haywood! Daria, a teacher and writer of THE PRAIRIE BRIDESMAID, and Rob Krause, the co-founder of Smallman Records and Artist Management, are halfway through their international journey with their young children. The memoir will provide a he said-she said view of the trip. And don’t miss Daria’s blog at dariasalamon.com for a taste of her travel writing.
Lori McNulty’s story collection, LIFE ON MARS, capturing lives on the verge of crisis, transformation, despair and euphoria – sometimes all of these things at once- in the vivid language and emotional range of some of our favorite short story writers such as Zsuzsi Gartner, Douglas Glover, Cary Fagan, and Lynn Coady to Goose Lane Editions by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (Canada English and French).
Award-nominated art director, cartoonist and author, Cinders McLeod’s new picture book series MONEYBUNNIES, teaching children how money works using bunnies and carrots, the first two books EARN! SPEND!, to Nancy Paulsen of Nancy Paulsen Books by Samantha Haywood.