DEAL NEWS: Jane Christmas’ OPEN HOUSE: A Life in 29 Moves

For fans of Tara Westover, Janette Walls, Plum Johnson, and Nora Ephron, OPEN HOUSE: A Life in 29 Moves by bestselling memoirist Jane Christmas takes on the pursuit of the perfect home.

Having parents who moved and renovated constantly, the house bug bit Jane at an early age. Now, as she confronts her next move in an overheated housing market in England, she and her husband are forced to settle on an overpriced Victorian home that neither likes and that will require more money than they have to renovate it. But this is no how-I-renovated-my-house tell-all; OPEN HOUSE excavates a deeper story. As work proceeds on their home, Jane turns inward, and soon her memories blow the seal off a strict and peripatetic childhood and its ancillary damage—lost friends, divorces, suicide attempts, and threatens to shake the foundations of her marriage. Bravely told with characteristic humour, OPEN HOUSE will appeal to anyone whose pulse quickens at the mere mention of real estate.

Canadian rights sold to Patrick Crean at Patrick Crean Editions,
HarperCollins Canada for Spring 2020 in a deal by Samantha Haywood. World rights ex: Canada available and film/TV available. Contact samantha@transatlanticagency.com.