In the tradition of Station Eleven and The Leftovers comes THE CENTAUR’S WIFE by Amanda Leduc, a dark and exciting post-apocalyptic story about despair, redemption, and magic. Starting the day after asteroids hit the planet, THE CENTAUR’S WIFE follows a ragtag group of people with mysterious connections to centaurs living in a nearby mountain–centaurs whose magic might just teach the others to navigate a world that is dying and being reborn all at once. Canada (English) rights to Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada for spring/summer 2018. World rights ex Canada and TV/film available. Contact: email@example.com
From the publisher: “A passionate ode to baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.
What is it about a man hitting a small white ball with a slim wooden bat out of a park that’s so beautiful? In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Stacey May Fowles gives us a refreshingly candid and personal perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing, from the necessity of taking a hard look at players’ injuries and mental health issues to finding solace at the ballpark. Fowles confronts head-on the stereotype that female fans lack real knowledge about the game, and calls out the “boys will be boys” attitude and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 and 2016 seasons. With remarkable humanity, intelligence, and an unabashed enthusiasm for the game, Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are. A must-read for both diehard and casual fans.”
Visit the Penguin Random House Canada website to learn more about the book and read an excerpt: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/
Read Stacey’s great Elle Canada article here: www.ellecanada.com/life-and-love/article/how-baseball-helped-one-woman-overcome-her-worst-anxieties
Check out The New York Times article featuring Stacey’s book: www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/books/now-batting-14-new-baseball-books.html?_r=0
Read a starred review from Publishers Weekly!: www.publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/single/9780771038716?permamore
View Stacey’s interview with Canadian Living: www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/stacy-may-fowles-is-obsessed-with-baseball-and-you-should-be-too
Also see Canadian Living’s roundup of books featuring BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE: www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/4-amazing-page-turners-that-celebrate-women
Read an excerpt of the book at the Globe & Mail: www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/going-to-the-ballpark-alone-a-look-inside-stacey-may-fowles-new-book/article34546705/
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“This is beautiful. Stacey has used her own experiences at the ballpark to reveal what each and every fan has felt but didn’t know why. She captures what we all love about the game.” — Buck Martinez, author of Change Up and the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays
“Fowles’ writing about her love of the game and the role of baseball in her life is honest, funny, touching, detailed, and charming. You do not need to be a sports fan or a baseball fan to enjoy this book; it is for anyone who appreciates beautiful writing, who has struggled to find their place in this world, or who has loved anything more than they can explain.”
— Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct
“By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…” — Publishers Weekly
“…a perspective that’s all too rare.” —The New York Times
Rights Sold: McClelland & Stewart; Canada, the United States and the Philippines; English language
From PW – “By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…fans anywhere will relate to her love of the ballpark as her ‘favorite place in the world.'”
BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE is an engaging collection of essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.
Available for purchase on April 11th.
Penguin Random House Canada has acquired North American English rights to The Only Café, the next novel from Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Linden MacIntyre. The Only Café explores a son’s search for the truth about his father’s disappearance five years after he went missing. It leads him from contemporary Toronto to the Middle East, to the war on terror, and to the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Publication is scheduled for August, 2017. The deal was done by Shaun Bradley of the Transatlantic Agency, with Anne Collins. The book will appear under the Random House Canada imprint.
Knopf Canada has commissioned Kathleen Winter (Annabel and Boundless) to create a book for the Canadian sesquicentennial in 2017. The work — to be in the genre of the author’s choosing — will be based on the life of General James Wolfe, the commander who famously led the British to overthrow the French in Quebec at the Plains of Abraham in 1759 . The work (as yet untitled) will be based on letters written by Wolfe — primarily to his mother – from the age of thirteen through to two weeks before his death. These letters are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, and will form the core of Winter’s narrative. The deal was done by Shaun Bradley, with Lynn Henry and Amanda Lewis at Penguin Random House Canada.