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Saxo Promenade from my Life
(Balade en saxo dans les coulisses de ma vie)
Manu Dibango
Coming from a protestant environment, Manu
Dibango comes to France to continue his studies
with only 3 kilos of coffee to pay them. As a
student at the beginning of the 1950’s, he
discovers jazz music and learns to play the piano.
While he is preparing the French Baccalaureate, he
becomes initiated to saxophone and starts to
produce himself in “clubs”. A long musical trip
will follow in Belgium and principally in the
Tabou of Brussels.
This book is the self-portrait of a musician, whose
talent finally forces thanks to a factor that he
names himself: luck. The process of this artist is a
permanent paradox: in this Africa towards which
he persists to devote himself, he was never
recognize for what he’s worth; in France he
remains an African before being a musician; but in
the rest of the world he’s a star.
In this book, the patriarch looks into the achieved
way and remembers the men and the spaces
towards which the music brought him. Beyond his
story, Africa, France, and America are appealed
with passion.
Publication: November 2013
Pages: 304 c.
Born 12th December 1933 in Douala (Cameroons),
Manu Dibango has published more than 20 albums.
He has collaborated with many musicians, including
Fela Kuti and Herbie Hancock. He is best known for
his 1972 afrobeat single “Soul Makossa”. He has
been appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2004.
July 1974. Jacques Brel casts off his sailing boat for a
trip that is going to lead him to the “treasure island”, of
which he has been dreaming since his childhood. He is
soon alone with his partner Maddly, crosses the Pacific
Ocean, and drops anchor in the Hiva Oa bay
(Marquesas Islands). It should have been a simple
stopover, but after a serious warning shot in the first
part of the journey, it will be his last residence.
Fred Hidalgo recounts the unknown – and passionate –
story of a long-term sailor and big heart pilot. At the
same time report, biographical essay, novel, and
investigation, his book reveals the secrets of the writing
of the last album (in 1977) and follows the Great
Jacques, step by step, until the end of his life.
Publication: Sept. 2013
Pages: 384
Jacques Brel. The Adventure Begins at the Dawn
(Jacques Brel. L’aventure commence à l’aurore)
Fred Hidalgo
50 Innovations that will disrupt our life by 2050
(Les 50 innovations qui vont bouleverser notre vie d’ici 2050)
Eric de Riedmatten
Publication: October
2013 - Pages: 304
To recover your eyesight, to treat yourself with medicinal
cells, to live in bridges built with neo-concrete, to make
solid water raining to avoid harshness, to offer yourself a
golden retirement in self-managed homes, to use plastic
as solid as glass, to walk endlessly with shoes that
assimilate effort and fatigue…
Before 2050, all these innovations will be part of our
everyday life. They currently lie dormant in the
researches centre of the big international companies.
Some are embryonic; some others are nearly ready…
Immediate boarding to 2050…
The 50 innovations are chronologically presented, each
on 8 pages, classified by categories. The articles have
been validated by a scientific committee. 3
The Mistakes and Objections in the Bible
(Contradictions et invraisemblances de la Bible)
Gerald Messadié
An attentive reading of the Bible leads to reveal many
credibility gaps, mistakes and objections. So: Can God
be seen? NO: “But it is not possible for you to see my
face, for no man may see me and still go on living.”
[Exodus 33:20] YES: “And Jacob gave that place the
name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and
still I am living.” [Genesis 32:30] Who excited David,
Satan, or God ? “Now Satan, designing evil against
Israel, put into David's mind the impulse to take the
number of Israel.” [1 Chronicles 21:1] “Again the wrath
of the Lord was burning against Israel, and moving
David against them, he said, Go, take the number of
Israel and Judah.” [2 Samuel 24:1] “And the hare, because the horn of its foot is
not parted in two, is unclean to you” [Leviticus 11:6] (yes but the hare is not a
ruminant). Right from the first pages, we find two different versions of the
creation of Eve: in the first one, she is created right after Adam; in the second one,
she is created only after an indeterminate period, like a “help” for the first man.
Book by book, from the Genesis to the Apocalypse, without forgotten the
apocryphal Gospel, Gerald Messadié, like an exegete, reveals 216 anomalies in
the sacred book of the Jewish and Christians – which are most often due to the
copyists’ clumsiness or the translators’ ignorance.
Publication: October 2013 - Pages: 336
500 Years of Scientific Impostures
(500 ans d’impostures scientifiques)
From self-hoaxing to on-going mistakes made out of ignorance,
about ninety chronological entries with, as a title, a famous case or a
scientific untruth and the date at which it was said.
Rights sold in Turkey (Pegasus)
Publication: March 2013 - Pages: 396
4000 Years of Historical Myths
(4000 ans de mystifications historiques)
Gerald Messadié goes back over all “truths” that made up our history
and remained unproved. Years of research allowed him to reassess
legends, myths and hoaxes that we all take for granted.
More than 10 000 copies sold.
Publication: September 2011 - Pages: 472
Jacques Laurent
1800. Fulfilled by destiny, become Mme de Salanches, would
Caroline have lost for all that her irresistible seduction
power? Not at all, and her husband will learn it at his expense
on the banks of Lake Como, in Italy.
Handsome Livio only is, to the general de Sallanches, a
popular rebellion’s chief. But Caroline, in the grip of a love
disappointment, will see him as an attractive means of
vengeance. To the comely young madam, this is a whim; to
Gaston, this is a chance to pardon.
When, on an impulse, Caroline decides to go to St.
Petersburg, her pardon will depend on the fate of battles. Peril
will charge itself with remembering Caroline that she really
loves one unique man: her husband…
Publication: October
2013 - Pages: 400
Sweet Caroline’s Whim
(Un caprice de Caroline chérie)
Sweet Caroline
(Caroline chérie)
14th July 1789. As they are taking a walk in
Vincennes Park, Gaston begins to make Caroline de
Bièvre’s sentimental education. Walkers hear
threatening rumours coming from Paris.
Soon, Caroline’s life is relentlessly mixed up with
love and policy. Fate will lead her to London,
Cayenne, and Brittany. During her journey, our
heroin will successively be hunted by seducers’
April 2013
Pages: 592
and 608
desire and by the persecution of intolerant people. In order to
save her life and dignity, her strong temperament will encourage
her to sacrifice some virtue… for the reader’s pleasure.
- a historical novel, absorbing and saucy written by a great author
- a best-seller – more than 5 millions of copies sold – first published in 1947
- translated into twelve languages, two film adaptations
Tea Time
(L’heure du thé)
Chantal Forêt
The Powerless Hearts
(Les coeurs impuissants)
Valérie Hanotel
Gabrielle and François Saint-Jean barely know each
other when they get married on the boat that brings
them back in Saigon. François’s father has just had a
heart attack and the young marine officer has to give up
his career to take back the reins of the family plantation.
Excited by the exoticism, Gabrielle follows him. But in
1910 her dream agonizes. As she is desperate to not be a
mother, she decides to get her couple out of the
asphyxiation, buys a friend’s concession and, with some
coolies, cultivates acres of red ground by her own to
plant rubber trees. When she gets sick, François hires a
half-blood cousin, Arnaud Manville, to assist her. Has
he just introduced the tiger in the property? He would
have had the time to worry about it if his own plantation
did not threat to be on the rocks…
After having been separated with her little sister since
childhood, Nelly is getting ready to meet Anne in a
restaurant. But Anne doesn’t show up. Worried by her
silence, Nelly goes to her sister’s home, in the centre of
France, to meet Anne’s stepfamily. In the darkness of a
master house, at the bottom of an abandoned park, Paul
Maréchal, Anne’s husband, and Alice, his mother,
welcome like a relative the woman, whose existence
they did not know of. The old lady in black learns to
Nelly that her sister killed herself three days earlier in a
car accident… Despite her reluctance to share the
intimate of these unknown people, the suspicion that she
already feels pushes Nelly to stay to find answers to the
questions that she’s obsessed with and to discover what
really happened to Anne…
Publication: October
Pages: 304
Publication: May 2013
Pages: 320
Does God Love Wagner?
(Dieu aime-t-il Wagner ?)
Patrice Séry
The Translucent Mornings
(Les matins translucides)
Philippe Lacoche
September 1968. Delphine, blond brunches, green K-way,
starts the school year in a small working-class town.
Jérôme immediately falls in love with her. But she first
ignores him, and their love will take years to appear.
Many years later, Jérôme, a tired and sad 60-year-old
man, comes back to the place of this first love. Everything
has changed. Why does their story come to a sudden end?
Would it be because of Jean Martin, a weird seducer,
passionate by theatre, which slotted into their couple? Or
because of their uncles, local chiefs of the Resistance,
jealous guardians of their past? To rise up these mysteries
and calm his remorse, on a morning of December 2012,
Jérôme takes his car and drives to find Delphine and the
key place of their love. Maybe it is not too late to
Publication: August
2013 - Pages: 224
Septembre 2013
Pages: 528
Who is Paul Florimond? To everyone, he is a nationalist
handsome writer concerned with his reputation, who
casually drives around – between an unsustainable
lightness and hot flushes – in occupied Paris in his Bugatti.
Secretly, he is a man whose sensitivity contains a crack
from the First World War and who maintains an unstable
correspondence with his Argentina former spouse who
gave him a son. The arrest of his old Jewish master from
the Ecole Normale, the criticism from his family who
came to visit him to Paris during the winter 1943-1944,
plunge himself into a deep doubt about his commitment.
He accepts to take care of the deported man’s granddaughter,
to protect her from the French Gestapo and
Jewish’s predators. She will be the cause of a disturbing
feeling in his heart, which will bring him, between desire
and remorse, on the edge of the abyss.
Last Short Stories from Hell
(Dernières nouvelles de l’enfer)
Jérôme Leroy
This anthology of about fifty short stories deals with
about all the themes of fantastic, horror, science fiction,
and dismay. It tells of vampires, ghosts, aliens, the
Devil, children possessed by demons, mutants,
psychopaths killers, and, of course, zombies… Last
Short Stories from Hell is therefore a tribute to the great
popular literature as used the Americans pulps, which
were devoured by millions of readers. But Jérôme Leroy
also pays tribute to the great masters of the B – even Z –
movies, like Georges Romero or John Carpenter. At the
same time, he has fun with making a radical change
with the codes of the fantastic genre and with giving
back a different and critical view of our society through
Publication: May 2013 these short stories.
Pages: 290
Creole Literature
The Saint-Auberts
Raphaël Confiant
Raphaël Confiant, one of the most famous
French Caribbean writer, offers a Creole fresco
in five volumes, which covers Martinique’s
history from 1900 to 2000.
We follow the Saint-Auberts’ story into a
colonial world which is marked by the slavery
traces and by the strength of republican role
models of a social class that is looking for
impose through instruction and political action.
Two volumes already available:
1st volume : November 2012 - 416 pages
2nd volume : Spring 2014 - 416 c. pages
Short stories from Creole Worlds
(Nouvelles du monde créole)
A teenager, Queen, in quest of her origins, hears her greatgrandmother’s
voice at night. It tells her in Creole her
woman life made of misery and toil at the time of “The
Great Disaster”, the revolt that has marked, in Martinique,
the awareness of the slaves’ situation and survival.
Cut off her origins, Queen is unfamiliar with this past, but
she lets this voice guide her and she enters into the revolt
movement called “bellies’ revolution”. Its partisans are in
quest of an identity, which has been stolen from them by
years of colonisation. Queen discovers her past, as so
many horizons formed by sorrow and feelings, by colours
that she wants to show. But how to express this story?
The Mazurka of Women
in Search of Love Affairs
(La mazurka perdue des femmes couresse)
Mérine Céco
Through this interlacing of women voices is developed a polyphonic novel, which
is in search of a language, a tone, a means of relating, of rebelling against the
official History – the one of the winner – and against the agreed blindness of most
of the people. Another voice, the “critical voice”, accompanies the story with
sociological, linguistic, and historical considerations.
Publication: October 2013 - Pages: 144 c.
This book gathers ten emblematic short stories from the
today Creole universe, by ten of its most memorable and
promising writers: Dominique Batraville (Haiti, 1962),
Charles-Henri Fargues (Martinique, 1960), Dany
Laferrière (Haiti, 1953), Dominique Lancastre
(Guadeloupe, 1958), Catherine Le Pelletier (French
Guyana, 1958), Mérine Céco (Martinique, 1970), Anique
Sylvestre (Martinique, 1946), Khal Torabully (Mauritius
island, 1956), Karen Lauréote (Martinique, 1987), without
forgetting Raphaël Confiant (Martinique, 1951), who is the
coordinator and preface writer of this anthology as well.
Publication: November 2013 - Pages: 260 c.
Michel Embareck
Notice of Funerals
(Avis d’obsèques)
Death Hurts
(La mort fait mal)
On an autumn morning, the corpse of Fabrice Kerbrian,
alias “Fabulous Fab”, is found at the edge of a public
garden. The autopsy reveals that he has been shot at point
blank range with a bullet behind the head. Surprising fact,
the gun used by the murderer is a Japan gun from the
40’s. For which reasons has this heir from a regional press
empire – on the brink of a bankruptcy – been murdered?
And by who? A jealous husband – the man was a
runner –, any unhappy investors? Or does a ghost from
the past know about some heavy secrets of the Kerbrian
family? Under the pressure of a careerist procurer, the
policemen from the Criminal Investigation Department
follows up many leads…
When the commercial centre of a small country town is
destroyed by flames, the insurance company asks to Victor
Boudreaux – a former hammer thrower with an impressive
stature, now a private “psychopath and suffering from
migraines” detective – to find out the origin of the
Boudreaux – who lost his family in a fire and had sworn to
never again take charge of this sort of affairs –
nevertheless accepts the mission. Doesn’t he have any
affair to discuss with the little middle class of this town?
On site, he will make the acquaintance of Juliette
Baumann, a journalist who also weighs for the criminal
act. But their investigation interferes with the juicy
property scheming of some local bigwigs…
Publication: August
2013 - Pages: 304
Publication: August
2013 - Pages: 288
Black Widow
(Veuve noire)
Michel Quint
Paris Chaos
Noël Simsolo
In the night of the Allies’ landing in Normandy (5th-6th
June 1944), Jean Leblanc keeps a watch on the German
officer Friedrich Wolf when he goes out of the Pigalle
cabaret to steal him an envelope. But the officer is shot
dead before his eyes by a man who runs away on a bike.
A young member of the Resistance, Paul Saltion, goes out
of a carriage door, picks the victim’s pockets, and takes
away the envelope that Leblanc wanted and that contains
the picture of a Velasquez’s painting, strategic
documents, and the list of conspirators who are preparing
an attack against Adolph Hitler.
While the thief is tracked by the Gestapo, the French
police, the underworld, and the Resistance, Leblanc, who
is working for a German collector who is in the service of
Goering, finally recognizes him among the extras of The
Devils envoys by Carné…
Publication: October
Pages: 242
Publication: Sept. 2013
Pages: 352
11th of November 1918. Léonie Rivière, a young war
widow who hopes to subsist by becoming a reporter,
encounters Edgar Prouville, a demobilised soldier
further to a wound. They quickly start a passionate affair
and Prouville, who is starting a career as painting
broker, stores at Léonie’s home, in Montparnasse, a
stock of artists’ canvas, of which he hopes it would have
a good rating: Modigliano, Picasso… But he disappears
and leaves his canvas. Helped by Norbert Rameau, a
photograph who was gassed in the front, Léonie will
investigate through the post-war years Montparnasse.
An investigation who will lead her to a quadruple
murder committed in spring 1917 on the Chemin des
Young readers
Pascale Perrier
Publication: October
2013 - Pages: 192
We are five years after Happiness in Five Letters. Chloé
is 20 years old, she now has a boyfriend, Benjamin, but
she still does not know what to do with her life.
Indeed, it is a pity that all has not become easier.
One would even say that the limits are shaky. Must we
always say all the truth to find happiness? Benjamin does
not want at all his parents to discover the existence of his
girlfriend, but why? And what is Sacha – Benjamin’s
brother – hidding? Concerning Marjolaine, she puts
herself in a difficult situation and will ask Chloé to take it
on in her place…
Among lies and daily little cowardice, life goes on until
reaching a climax that will blow up landmarks and
Happiness in Five Lies
(Le bonheur en 5 mensonges)
Publication: March
2013 - Pages: 208
“Mom is dead. A month ago, everything was fine. It had
only needed four weeks and bam, it was over.”
Chloe, fifteen years old, will learn how to live alone.
Well, not really alone. There’s Josephine, her big sister,
who becomes her legal guardian. There’s also Gaspard,
her brother who loves video games and operas. And let’s
not forget her father who lives in a hut in Polynesia with
his new wife, their four sons and their environmental
whims. And last but not least, Marjolaine, her best friend,
whose family is so perfect (especially if you don’t look
too closely at it)...
During five years, on the day of her mother’s death
anniversary, Chloé receives a letter entrusted to a
Happiness in Five Letters
(Le Bonheur en cinq lettres)
Kennedy or the Invention of Lie
(Kennedy ou l’invention du mensonge)
Stéphane Trano
Publication: Nov. 2013
Pages: 320 c. Psychology
Cease Sacrificing Yourself, Start Thinking About You
(Se sacrifier, à quoi ça sert ?)
Gene Ricaud-François
Publication: Sept. 2013
Pages: 240
Love, affection, dependence, guilt, disappointment, afraid
of abandonment: emotional and love relationships are
formed by ambivalent feelings. The newborn baby’s
physical and psychological dependence evolves into an
emotional dependence in adulthood, and that sometimes
leads to sacrifice oneself to keep love for each other.
However it is essential to make a difference between love,
self-sacrifice, and renouncement that leads to frustration
and resentment.
By studying the different variants of sacrifice, within a
couple, a family, or in society, Gene Ricaud-François
reveals the unconscious schemes, the hidden benefits, the
collateral sufferings, and offers ways to free oneself from
this form of alienation.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy has been the first politician
invented by the new post-war dominating media – the
television – and modelled by marketing.
After his death, his legend has been carefully kept up by
his family, and then conveyed by historians. Though – his
obsession with women, his dangerous relations, the
misguided ways of his political opinion, the resources of
his rise to power – he represents all that America dislikes:
concealment, perjury, disloyalty, corruption.
Fifty years after his death, the mystery that is best hidden
from the American icon does not lie in his murder, but in a
realness completely occulted by the myth.
Yiddish Cook
(Cuisine Yiddish)
Alain Taubes
Cook Pleasure
(La cuisine plaisir)
Marie Borrel
Publication: Sept. 2013 - Pages: 320
Publication: October 2013
Pages: 144
Collor illustrations: 150
With this book, we discover a new way to eat fond of
food, with balanced meals, without any forbidden or
To make up with taste and be regaled without any guilty
feeling, Marie Borrel first reminds of all three principal
ideas: our health is in our plate, we have to learn how to
savour, our food is full of symbols and feelings.
Anti-stress, anti-cholesterol, anti-virus, anti-age, antidiabetes,
anti-tiredness, anti-insomnia food… Beyond
their tastes, all the foods have particular virtues. We have
to learn how to use them to improve our health.
This guide includes practical advice, tests and exercises.
Sweet and sour gherkins, stuffed carp,
minced liver, marinated herrings, veal in
jelly, “pikl fleysh”… As much typical
plates of Yiddish cook.
From first course to dessert, this
illustrated guide gathers 180 traditional
recipes, but also hand-turns and grandma
secrets. Specialities names appear in
Hebraic letters; at the end of the book, a
lexicon explains the main Yiddish
Blooming Sexuality in 15 Stages
(Sexualité épanouïe en 15 étapes)
Claudie Caufour
Gourmet Steam Cooking in 15 Stages
(Cuisine vapeur gourmande en 15 étapes)
Marie Borrel
Publication: October
2013 - Pages: 160 c.
Publication: October
2013 - Pages: 160 c.
This guide offers a process at the heart of the physical and
emotional reality of the feminine sexuality.
In 15 progressive stages, the author suggests to better
understand the sexuality of every woman, by first
analysing her sexual experience, to then assimilate new
physical know-how. She also puts the emphasis on the
understanding of the cognitive mechanisms – knowledge,
believes, value judgements, thought systems… – that
restrain the access to pleasure. The emotional dimension
of sexuality also is tackled.
These benevolent advices, without any taboo or sham,
will help each woman to replace her body at the centre of
the experience of sexual excitation and delight.
This book is to enable every woman to put back sexuality
at the heart of her life.
What could be healthier than steam cooking? It respects
food and their nutrients, without the need of any fats. Into
the bargain, steam cleanses the contents of our plates by
taking away a part of polluting substances!
Steam cooking looks boring? It goes with diet and
convalescence? Not at all! Because steam also is the
cooking method which preserves products’ flavour best:
meats, poultries, fishes, crustaceans, vegetables, fruits; but
also herbs, or spices…
This book offers a 15-stepped process to become a “chef”
while having a good time…It first presents the numerous
benefits of steam cooking, then gives the key to success.
Finally 90 salty or sugary recipes throughout the book
reveals that health does not go with greed!
Secrets and Mysteries from Easter Island
(Mystères et secrets de l’Île de Pâques)
Gilles van Grasdorff
Forthcoming titles
January-February 2014
* * *
Publication: Sept. 2013
Pages: 368
Originally a few hundred inhabitants lived alone to Mata-
Kite-Rani, the island where eyes look at stars. They are
alone but protected by the moai, limestone colossuses
standing facing the ocean.
On 6th April 1722, the Dutch sailor Jacob Roggeveen
lands on this island lost in the middle of the ocean. He is
at the origins of a legend that never ceased to develop and
that attracts on the island sailors, then missionaries,
colonists, and explorers. Nowadays, geographers,
ethnologists, and archaeologists succeed each other.
Gilles Van Grasdorff investigates on those who helped in
knowing better the Easter Island’s secrets and mentions
the recent discoveries on the moai.
Venise, Devils and Wonders (Venise, démons et merveilles) by Marc Alyn
Grace Kelly’s Last Night (La dernière nuit de Grace Kelly) by Bertrand Tessier
Allah’s Rebels (Les rebelles d’Allah) by Martine Gozlan
Rasputin, Prophet or Impostor? (Raspoutine, prophète ou imposteur ?) by Luc Mary
Publisher! (Editeur !) by Emile Brami
Detox Recipes in 15 Stages (Recettes detox en 15 étapes) by Marie Borrel
Secrets and Mysteries from Noah’s Ark by Gilles Van Grasdorff

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Jill Grinberg Agnecy bu yılki listelerini 1 Ekim 2013  tarihine kadar hazırlayıp, bizlere yollayacak. Ancak sizlerle öncelikle listedeki muhteşem yazarları bilginize sunmak istedim.

Susanne Antonetta                              MAKE ME A MOTHER
Damian Fowler                                    FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS    
Henry Gee                                           THE ACCIDENTAL SPECIES        
Alison Goodman                                 LADY HELEN AND THE DARKDAYS CLUB                 
Kevin Hearne                                       The Iron Druid Chronicles series      
Alaya Dawn Johnson                           THE SUMMER PRINCE                              
Jen Larsen                                         STRANGER HERE                                                  
Bess Lovejoy                                       REST IN PIECES     
Melina Marchetta                                The Lumatere Trilogy                                                 
Nick Montemarano                             THE BOOK OF WHY         
David Rose                                          TAKING MORGAN
Jon Skovron                                         MAN MADE BOY                                        
Sarah Smiley                                        DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS     
Sean Williams                                      TWINMAKER                                  
Colin Woodard                                  AMERICAN NATIONS                   

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23 Eylül 2013 Pazartesi


 Lisa Renee Jones'dan yepyeni bir kitap: ESCAPING REALITY: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN.

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Dileyen yayıncılarımız eserin ms'sini benden isteyebilirler. Eser ilk olarak 2013 Temmuzunda yayınlandı. Şimdi
USA Today Bestseller listesinde 72 numara. 60.000 adetten fazla satıldı.

Ayrıca 6 haftadır  Netgalley üzerinde en çok aranan kitaplardan biri

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"... Eserin metni son derece sağlam. Seks i lve atelşli. Ve Liam,  kendisine zarar vermesine rağmen o gerçekten büyüleyici bir kahraman ... Devamını dört gözle okumayı beklliyorum "-. Kati, DearAuthor.com

The Wolf and the Watchman by Scott Johnson

The Wolf and the Watchman by Scott Johnson, 2013 Ulusal Kitap Ödülüne kurgusal olmayan kategoriden uzun listeden aday oldu. http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2013.html
​Finale kalanlar 16 Ekimde açıklanacak.​ eserle ilgilenen yayıncılarımıza duyurulur. 

ALL NATURAL Nate Johnson

Kuhn Projects  ALL NATURAL'ın yazarı, Nate Johnson'ın adı muhtemelen THE UNSEEN CITY olacak ikinci kitabının yayın haklarını sattı. Eser, biz şehir sakinleri her gün görmeye alışık olduğu, ancak nadiren durup baktığımız doğal dünyayı küçük kızına nasıl öğrettiği hakkında çerçevelenmiş.Eserin Kuzey Amerika yayın hakları Rodale yayınevine satıldı; Üstelik kitap sadece sunum niteliğindeyken, daha gerekli olan yazımlar bile mevcut değilken. Eserin ms'si Mart 2015'te hazır olacak.atmak için umut ettik.

Aslında bu  sadece Nate'in yeni kitabının bir duyurusudur. Nate kendine şimdi hızla Grist'de yerleşik gıda yazarı olarak hizmet verirken, gıda ve çevre dünyasında kendisi için bir isim yapıyor ( http://grist.org/food/beyond-gut-instinct-a-manifesto-for-clean-eating- ve-açık-düşünme / ), İlk kitabı, ALL NATURAL: Diyet, doğum, Sağlık ve Çevre konusunda Doğal Yaklaşımlar sunan bir kitap geçen sonbaharda yayınlandı. Şimdilerde Nate'in akıl hocası ve en yakın arkadaşı olan Michael Pollan tarafından yazılan övgüyü okumak için tıklayınız. 

PHENOMENAL Leigh Ann Henion

The Friedrich Agency'den yeni bir kitap…PHENOMENAL.  Gerçek anlamda herkesin ilgisini çekebilecek anı kitabıyla, belirsizlik, korku , yeni anneliğine toplumun yaklaşımı gibi endişelerini bir yana bırakan Leigh Ann Henion,  kendini dünyanın uçsuz bucaksız harikalarını görmeye adıyor. Tüm buralara gitmenin, doğa olaylarına bizzat tanıklık etmeyi hayal bile etmenin çok zor olduğu bir dünyada  Leigh Ann’ın önemli gözlemleri ve  notlarıyla, ziyaret ettiği ülkelerdeki şaşırtıcı mekanları ve doğa olaylarını okuyucuya anlatışıyla sanki kendinizi oralara gitmiş gibi hissedeceksiniz. 
         Catatumbo ŞimşekleriVenezuela
               Kuzey Işıkları, İsveç
               Büyük Göç, Tanzanya
               Tam Güneş Tutulması, Avusturalya
               Hükümdar Kelebek Göçü, Meksika … ve daha fazlası !

Hani bazı kitaplar vardır. Sadece sizi etkilemekle kalmaz—sizi değiştirir. İşte bu da öyle bir kitap PHENOMENAL'in sizde yapacağı etkiyi çok merak ediyorum. Ann Godoff bu eser daha görücüye çıkmadan, herkesten önce davaranıp, Amerikadaki yayın haklarını Penguin Press adına aldı. PHENOMENAL 2014 İlkbahar-Yaz döneminde çıkacak.

"Kontrolü kaybet, biraz canlan, doğanın seni içine çekmesine izin ver" ya da Leigh Ann says'in dediği gibi : “Bilinmeyi seçerek iyiyi seçtiniz.” Bu kitap  Eating, Praying, and Loving'den de öte—bu kesin.

Kuhn Projects 2013 Frankfurt Rİght Guide



• THE UNSEEN CITY by Nate Johnson (Rodale, Spring 2016)
Resident food writer at Grist, Michael Pollan protégé, and author of All Natural (2013), Nate Johnson explores urban wildlife in his second book.  A guidebook for city dwellers to the natural world that is hidden in plain sight around us, THE UNSEEN CITY will cover everything from pigeons (and why there are so many of them with only one leg!) to weeds to insects, all in Nate’s signature frank and playful voice, encouraging ourselves to ‘resensitize’ to nature, in all its forms and presences.

• ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD: A Book of Hours by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins (Nan A. Talese Books, November 5, 2013)
A second book from Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, the author of Encyclopedia of the Exquisite (Nan A. Talese Books, 2010) and former European editor for W magazine.  This second book, a sequel of sorts to Encyclopedia of the Exquisite, will take its inspiration from 15th-century books of prayer, and will weave together whimsical historical anecdotes from many eras and lands, including ancient Rome, Medieval Japan, 18th century France, Victorian London, and 1940s era Hollywood. Her first book sold to Rubybox in Korea, Parvenu in Holland, Vaga in Lithuania, ars Vivendi in Germany, Chu Chen in China, and Ye-Ren in Taiwan.

Manuscript available.

A PASSION FOR BREAD: Lessons from a Master Baker—Seven Steps to Making Perfect Loaves by Lionel Vatinet (Little, Brown, November 5, 2013)
A book from the French-born member of the centuries-old guild Les Compagnons du Devoir, owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, Master Baker and artisanal bread consultant, combining his knowledge of baking with an accessible 7-step system for the home baker to make their own sourdough, French, rye, challah, and other breads.

Manuscript available.
World English rights controlled by Little, Brown.

• THE KING MAKER: Jacob Fugger and the Birth of Modern Finance by Greg Steinmetz (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2015)
A narrative account of the life and times of Jacob Fugger—arguably the richest man who ever lived and the man most responsible for creating, at the turn of the 16th century, the system of finance and banking we practice today. Fugger can be credited with bringing money to politics, crowning emperors and bankrolling wars—even his smallest actions caused monumental shifts. Steinmetz is a former Berlin and London Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal and a current partner in the eminent investment firm Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb.

Manuscript coming soon.
Russian rights sold to AST; simplified Chinese rights sold to Beijing Mediatime; Brazilian rights sold to Intrínseca; Turkish rights sold to Moda Ofset.

EYE OF THE SIXTIES: The Life and Times of Richard Hu Bellamy by Judith Stein (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Spring 2015)
The first-ever biography of one of the most influential and mysterious art dealers in the history of modern art, Richard Hu Bellamy.  Bellamy became a legend while overseeing the fabled Green Gallery, where, in the 1960s, he showed Oldenburg, Rosenquist, and Larry Poons, and premiered the minimalist sculpture of Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Robert Morris.  Bellamy is the perfect Virgil to guide us through the floating world of American culture in the 1960s, a moment when the boundaries between art and life were never more fluid.  Stein is a Philadelphia-based writer and independent curator who specializes in postwar American art.  Her work on Richard Hu Bellamy earned her a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.  For the past four decades her writings have appeared in Art in America and The New York Times Book Review.

World English rights controlled by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 
• NO MAN’S LAND: Caught Between War and Peace by Elizabeth Samet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Spring 2014)
A third book from the West Point professor and author of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through War and Peace at West Point (FSG 2008), NO MAN’S LAND is an exploration of the lives and experiences of several officers Samet has watched since their days as West Point cadets.  The book grows out of essays that Samet has written for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Times Magazine

• UNTITLED HISTORY OF US FOREIGN POLICY by Thaddeus Russell (Grove/Atlantic, Fall 2014)
The next book from the author of A Renegade History of the United States (Free Press, 2010) and professor of history at Occidental College, reframing the history of American foreign policy and exploring the enduring contradiction between “hard” military force and “soft” cultural influences. Russell’s second installment of an already cult-classic argues that the “worst” of American culture actually means freedom for the Middle East and peace for the United States, presenting a radical, entirely new history of the modern Muslim world and a solution for Americans who fear Islamic terrorism but want the troops to come home.

World English rights controlled by Grove Atlantic.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BROADWAY MUSCIAL: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Spring 2015)
A look into musical theater "song plots," the number-by-number architecture that holds successful musicals together, through a mix of personal experience and professional dramaturgy by VP and creative director of Jujamcym Theaters and artistic director of Encores!, Jack Viertel. Jack swings through American musical theater history, pulling apart shows we know and love, identifying their building blocks, and helping us understand what it takes to get an audience up on its feet at curtain call. Theater enthusiasts will enjoy Jack’s inside scoop, but so will readers interested in cultural histories or books about the creative process. The book will also appeal to a new wave of musical-TV lovers—the ones that TiVo Smash, host Glee parties, and secretly watch High School Musical.

•HAND DRAWN JOKES FOR SMART, ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE by Matthew Diffee (Scribner, Fall 2015)
The ingenious and laugh-out loud latest from cartoonist, columnist, radio personality, and best-selling editor of The Rejection Collection, Vols. I and II, Matthew Diffee.  Featuring Matt’s signature brand of quirky, smart humor, this will be a collection of ‘illustrated essays’, each a window into his delightful way of seeing the world—it will also be his first book of all his own, brilliant material.  His previous books have been very successful in the German and French markets.
DREAM CITIES by Wade Graham (Harper, Spring 2015)
American Eden (Harper 2011) author’s exploration of how our cities, far from being “natural” products of market forces, government policy, or changing aesthetic fashions, are instead best understood as shifting, unsettled battlegrounds of innovative, controversial, and often competing ideas, using each chapter to focus on the life/work of a specific visionary, from Paolo Soleri to Frank Lloyd Wright to Le Corbusier. Wade Graham is a PhD historian and practicing landscape architect based in Los Angeles.

MAKING MONTE CARLO: Speculation and Spectacle in the Roaring
Twenties by Mark Braude (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2015)
 The story of Monte Carlo in the 1920’s—how the city rose from the ashes of the First World War to become one of the world’s most infamous and storied playgrounds of the rich, only to then crash under its own weight in 1929—is a fascinating micro-history populated with an international cast of raucous, colorful characters. These larger-than-life personalities do more than guide us through an entertaining look of the dizzying rise (and fall) of a city—they act as a lens through which we can examine ideas such as the modern conception of “the good life”; the birth of publicity and “branding” vis a vis travel and resorts; the selling of “luxury” to the middle class; a case study of social engineering involving wealth, class, business, and entertainment.

• THE GLASS OF FASHION: A Lifetime of Lessons in Style by Hamish Bowles (Knopf, Spring 2016)
Vogue editor and fashion curator Hamish Bowles' highly idiosyncratic history of style and taste over the last 30 years told from a first person perspective. With a kaleidoscopic mixture of encyclopedic knowledge and boundless curiosity, Hamish brings us into a world where fashion, style, and history collide. From creating a makeshift fontange at age four to winning a British Vogue talent contest at age fourteen, from becoming the youngest fashion director ever at Harpers & Queen at age twenty-two to moving up the ranks at Vogue to become the International Editor at Large in 2011, Hamish has collected the equivalent of four PhDs in fashion, interior design, decorative arts, and architecture. He’s known and learned from scores of the most significant tastemakers of the last several decades, and he’ll bring to life a cast of characters never before assembled on one stage. His book will honor those who influenced him and indirectly chart his influence on others—all in his charming, elegant, and accessible prose.

UK rights sold to Little, Brown.



THE FIRM: The Story of McKinsey and its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald (Simon & Schuster, September 10, 2013)
A narrative account of the most powerful and mysterious consulting firms in the world, McKinsey & Company, woven into an historical look at the consulting industry in general. McKinsey, comprised of an elite force of Ivy League graduates, is notorious for keeping its machinations and inner workings veiled from the public eye, despite the fact that it advises 80 of the 100 largest, most recognizable companies in the United States, including AT&T, Wal-Mart, and, most recently, Conde Nast. McDonald is a contributing editor at New York Magazine and has written for Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, and Time. His first book, Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009.

World English rights controlled by Simon & Schuster.

Japanese rights sold to Diamond; Chinese rights sold to CITIC; Turkish rights sold to Moda Ofset; Russian rights sold to Atticus; Dutch rights sold to Promethueus; Brazilian rights sold to Saraiva.

• SAVING THE SEASON: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving by Kevin West (Knopf, June 25, 2013)
A stylish, richly illustrated, practical guide for home cooks and preserving enthusiasts, this is the first cookbook from journalist Kevin West, author of the popular blog Savingtheseason.com. Incorporating classic favorites and new flavors, West gives us more than one hundred recipes, organized by season, for sweet preserves and savory pickles; easy-to-can vegetables and fruits; condiments such as relishes, chutneys, and salsas; and cordials, candies, and cocktails. Interspersed with the recipes are chronicles of West's travels and the history of American preserving traditions from California to New Mexico to Long Island. A witty and erudite culinary companion, West makes a rich and entertaining story of the introductions to the recipes.  Also included is a primer on preserving techniques that addresses issues of food safety and nutrition, as well as several handy appendixes, including peak seasons for produce and produce varieties.

World English rights controlled by Knopf.

PAIN, PARTIES, WORK: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953, by Elizabeth Winder (Harper, April 16, 2013)
A new and fresh narrative account, drawing on letters, diary entries, personal schedules, and interviews, of the thirty summer days in 1953 during which a young Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City from Wellesley College for a coveted internship at Mademoiselle magazine, exploring the ways in which Plath’s experience in New York inspired The Bell Jar and forever shaped the young literary icon and her work.

Italian rights sold to Guanda/Gruppo Editoriale Mauri Spagnol.

• HOW TO BE A FRIEND TO A FRIEND WHO’S SICK by Letty Pogrebin (PublicAffairs, April 9, 2013)
Best-selling author and Ms. magazine co-founder Letty Pogrebin writes a guidebook to healthy, supportive friendships with people who become ill.  Based on her own experience with cancer, as well as many interviews with friends and fellow patients, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is a combination of personal narratives (both Letty's and those of others) and clear, accessible, invaluable advice. This lovely, plainspoken book deftly handles a heavy topic with a spirited tone, and fills a virtually empty space in the marketplace when it comes to prescriptive titles.

Italian rights sold to Corbaccio; UK rights sold to Silvertail; Complex Chinese rights sold to Sun Color Culture; Russian rights sold to Gaytri/Livebook.

LATIN D’LITE: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist by Ingrid Hoffmann (Celebra, April 2, 2013)
Ingrid Hoffman, food personality, television star, and author of Delicioso (Clarkson Potter 2008), will offer a fresh approach to modern Latin cuisine in this book, which will introduce the home cook to easy-to-follow recipes that will not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but will delight with bold and in some cases unexpected ingredients and flavors.

World Spanish rights controlled by Celebra.

• ALL NATURAL*: *A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier
by Nathanael Johnson (Rodale, January 29, 2013)
A nonfiction book arguing that our culture has overly romanticized all things natural and that the solutions to most of the social, environmental, and health crises we face lie in rethinking the relationship between the natural and the scientific approaches to them. Johnson is an NPR producer and has written for Harper'sNew YorkOutside, and San Francisco magazines.

THE DISASTER DIARIES: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocolypse by Sam Sheridan (Penguin Press, January 24, 2013)
A narrative first person account of a year spent learning and putting into practice the kinds of skills necessary for surviving numerous Apocalyptic scenarios, both realistic and fantastical. Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart (Grove/Atlantic 2008) and The Fighter's Mind (Grove/Atlantic 2010), is an amateur martial artist, boxer, and former wild-land firefighter, and has written for Newsweek and Men's Journal.

Complex Chinese rights sold to Business Today.

• WHAT’S A DOG FOR?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend by John Homans (Penguin Press, November 8, 2012)
A narrative nonfiction exploration of the co-evolution of man and dog, combining first-person reportage, memoir, and state-of-the-art “dog science” research to understand the dog as an artifact of human culture, and to trace the progression of the dog from its rural past to its urban present and future. Homans is the executive editor of New York magazine and former writer and editor for Esquire, Harpers, and The New York Observer.

Japanese rights sold to Hankyu; Chinese rights sold to New Century; Taiwanese rights sold to Lijiang; Italian rights sold to Tarka; German rights to Springer Spektrum.

• WE KILLED: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen (Sarah Crichton Books, October 16, 2012)
In We Killed, Kohen assembles America’s most prominent comediennes (and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them) to piece together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy. We start in the 1950s, when comic success meant ridiculing and desexualizing yourself. Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller emerged as America’s favorite frustrated ladies; the joke was always on them. The Sixties saw the appearance of smart, edgy comediennes (Elaine May, Lily Tomlin), and the women’s movement brought a new wave of radicals: the
women of SNL, tough-ass stand-ups, and a more independent breed on TV (Mary Tyler Moore and her sisters). There were battles to fight and preconceptions to shake before we could get to where we finally are: in a world where women (like Tina Fey, or, whether you like them or not, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler) can be smart, attractive, sexually confident—and most of all, flat-out funny.

•  HOW TO LOOK HOT IN A MINIVAN: A Real Woman’s Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Mom by Janice Min (St. Martin’s, September 18, 2012)
An inspirational, prescriptive nonfiction book offering advice to new mothers about how to stay and feel youthful and attractive after becoming a mother, using tips from celebrity moms, fitness experts, stylists, hairdressers, make up artists, and others. Min is the editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter, and is a former editor at People, In Style, and the former editor-in-chief of US Weekly, where she grew the magazine's circulation from 1 million to 1.9 million during her 6-year tenure.

Complex Chinese rights sold to Kai-Qi.

• THE LEAP: How to Survive & Thrive in the Sustainable Economy by Chris Turner (Random House Canada, September 27, 2011; University Press of New England, September 11, 2012)
Award-winning Canadian journalist and book-writer, and author of the much acclaimed book The Geography of Hope (Random House Canada 2007), Chris Turner’s new book
presents a field guide to making the jump from our current system of energy supply and consumption, which is rapidly and dangerously becoming obsolete, to a sustainable model that functions across all socioeconomic spectrums.  It is an integrated approach, one that he calls a “great leap sideways,” because it’s a lateral economic leap that we all can make.  In other words, and unlike other books in the category, Turner proposes a leap not into a confusing and vague future but into a new world order that has already begun forming in various countries across the globe.

Complex Chinese rights sold to Cube Press.

• VICTORY: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman (Harper, June 5, 2012)
Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman details the stunning story of how a resourceful and dedicated minority transformed the notion of American marriage equality and forged a campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution is the powerful story of a massive shift in American culture, offering an insider’s view of the crucial struggle that is leading to change, incorporating the author’s unique experiences and insights and drawing upon new interviews—with movement titans such as Frank Kameny and Phyllis Lyon, with next-generation activists such as Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry, and with allies including the likes of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand—to create a comprehensive, inspiring history of change in our time. Victory was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book.

Swedish rights sold to Karneval.

Film rights option by ABC Studios for How to Survive a Plague.

UNCORKED: My Journey through the Crazy World of Wine by Marco Pasanella (Clarkson Potter, May 22, 2012)
A narrative nonfiction account of the birth and daily life of Pasanella & Son, the author's wine shop in downtown Manhattan, guiding readers into the esoteric and often mysterious world of wine producing, distributing, selling, and drinking. Pasanella, a former interior designer and author of the book Living in Style Without Losing Your Mind, wrote the "Room to Improve" column for The New York Times, as well as pieces for GQ and Esquire. He opened his shop in what used to be the old Fulton Fish Market in 2003.

World English rights controlled by Clarkson Potter.

MIKE WALLACE: A Life, by Peter Rader (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, April 13, 2012)
The first-ever biography of the legendary newsman, his six-decades-long career, his battle with depression and suicide attempts, and his cultural legacy.  Rader, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter and documentarian, interviewed numerous friends, family, and current and former colleagues of Wallace’s for the book.

Simplified Chinese rights sold to Guangzhou Shengya Culture Communication Co.

Film rights optioned by Rob Reiner/Castlerock; Peter adapting screenplay.

• HANDMADE CHIC: Fashionable Projects That Look High End, Not Homespun by Laura Bennett (Rodale, January 31, 2012)
A hip, do-it-yourself guide to creating your own high-end accessories, from feathered evening bags to embellished pumps to a belted leather laptop case.  Laura was a “Project Runway” Season 3 finalist and the author of Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? (Ballantine 2010).

REJECTION COLLECTION, Volumes 1, 2 and Bind-up, edited by Matthew Diffee (Gallery, 2006-7; Workman, October 2011)
THE REJECTION COLLECTION: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Will Never See, in The New Yorker (Vol. 1), and THE REJECTION COLLECTION Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crap make up a beloved two-volume collection of many of The New Yorker cartoonists’ rejected work, which is now also available from Workman as a paperback bind-up. The collections were edited by magazine cartoonist, stand-up comedian, and humor lecturer Matthew Diffee. The Boston Globe said of THE REJECTION COLLECTION, “It’s a howl,” and The New York Times said, “The [cartoon] submissions, Mr. Diffee demonstrates, were not set aside because they were not funny … but because they were too funny.”  And the Chicago Tribune, which named the book an Editor’s Choice, similarly asked, “Could they have been too good?”

French rights sold to Les Arènes; German rights sold to Liebeskind.

100 RECIPES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get Everything You Want in Life by Glamour Magazine (Hyperion, April 5, 2011)
Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cindi Leivi and her fellow editors present the third Glamour-branded cookbook, this one centered around their famous "Engagement Chicken" recipe—a roast chicken that has prompted more than 50 marriage proposals according to the Glamour readers who've made the recipe for their boyfriends. The book will feature their stories, as well as offer 99 other recipes to get what you want out of life, including “Impress His Family Chardonnay Cake,” “Feel Better Instantly Hot and Sour Chicken Soup,” and “Clean Out Your Fridge Fried Rice.” Glamour has a readership of 12.4 million and a circulation of 2.25 million.  Glamour.com is the top young women’s magazine website in America, averaging 3 million unique visitors per month—which means that every second of the day, someone new visits Glamour.com.  The magazine has editions in France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., Bulgaria, and China. 

World English rights controlled by Hyperion.

Hungarian Rights sold to Scolar.

NEVER LOSE AGAIN: Become a Top Negotiator by Asking the Right Questions by Steven Babitsky and James Mangraviti (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, January 4, 2011)
A guide for anyone seeking to improve their negotiation skills, and to learn simple, direct strategies for all manner and levels of negotiation. The book is organized around the principle that if people knew the right questions to ask when negotiating they'd obtain much better results, be taken advantage of far less, and tangibly improve their quality of life.  Babitsky and Mangraviti, both attorneys, run SEAK, Inc., a Massachusetts-based business training and consulting firm, a core specialty of which is teaching negotiation strategies.  

Dutch rights sold to Het Spectrum; Complex Chinese rights sold to China Times; Simplified Chinese rights sold to Publishing House of the Electronics Industry; Korean rights sold to Time Education Company Ltd.; Russian rights sold to Popurri; Brazilian rights sold to Saraiva.

• THE VENUS FIXERS: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Monuments Officers Who Saved Italy’s Art During World War II by Ilaria Dagnini Brey (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, August 4, 2009)
A colorful, narrative account, by New York-based Italian journalist Ilaria Brey, of the subject of George Clooney’s forthcoming movie Monuments Men, a previously little-known group of American and British scholar-aesthetes assembled by the Allied Forces during World War II to rescue and preserve the artistic treasures of Italy, caught in the cross-fire of the war. 

Italian rights sold to Mondadori; Complex Chinese rights sold to Goodness Publishing; Simplified Chinese rights sold to Lijiang Publishing.



• ALWAYS PACK A PARTY DRESS by Amanda Brooks (Blue Rider, Fall 2015)
Author of I Love Your Style and former Barney’s Fashion Director Amanda Brooks’ non-fiction, fashion bildungsroman, looking back on her years in the heady trenches: a first job as a photo assistant for Patrick Demarchelier; the glamour and treachery of being a Gagosian "Gallery Gallerina"; the various fashion posts for Tuleh, Frederic Fekkai, and Hogan; and, finally, her rise to the position she thought was a "dream job", but turned out to be a nightmare. One part coming-of-age memoir filled with life lessons learned during Amanda’s years in the fashion business, and one part prescriptive style how-to (by way of tips and side bars throughout), the book will be highly relatable, relaying Amanda's ‘career gal’ aspirations and early successes and setbacks, while also giving a backstage look at the day-to-day lives of the fashion elite.

UNTITLED FASHION MEMOIR by Kate Betts (Spiegel & Grau, Fall, 2014)
A coming of age memoir and an account of Betts’s initiation into the fashion industry, in Paris (as the bureau chief of Women’s Wear Daily), Milan, London, and then in New York, where she went to work for Vogue.  Betts is the author of EVERYDAY ICON: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (Clarkson Potter 2010), is the former editor-in-chief of Time Style & Design and Harper’s Bazaar, and is a dailybeast.com contributor.

Manuscript coming soon.
World English rights controlled by Spiegel & Grau.

• LET THE TORNADO COME: A Memoir of Fight, Flight, and Falling (For a Horse) by Rita Zoey Chin (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2014)
A remarkable memoir with three independent, intertwined narratives: a harrowing story of a child runaway; a probing account of a mature woman trying to overcome panic while exploring the limits of her marriage; and an uplifting tale of a horse. Through unbridled determination, Rita learns to have compassion toward her teenage runaway self, a part of her she thought she'd buried forever, and toward a horse that others were ready to give up on. Rita has attended the Breadloaf writer's conference, and has also worked as a writing instructor at Grub Street. She now applies her riding talents as a volunteer at the Germaine Lawrence School, where she is developing an equestrian group for troubled teenage girls.

Manuscript coming soon.

• STAND UP STRAIGHT AND SING! by Jessye Norman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2014)
Iconic opera singer Jessye Norman's memoir, which traces a classic American story through five decades, from Howard University to the world's greatest stages, recounting her musical career and her family's African American roots. Jessye Norman has performed with the world’s most celebrated orchestras and symphonies, including the Orchestre de Paris, and the Philharmonics of Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and London. The renowned soprano is the youngest ever winner of a Kennedy Center Honor, has earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and received the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama.

Manuscript coming soon.
UK rights sold to Jeremy Robson.

• SPARK IN THE DARKNESS: A Memoir by Charles Blow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2014)
Visual op-ed columnist for the New York Times Charles Blow’s memoir is a coming-of-age story about finding one’s identity and coming to terms with the past, however painful or inconvenient. A Louisiana native, Charles, the youngest of five brothers, dealt with an early life of isolation and ridicule that cause him to turn to schoolwork for salvation. Fueled by a desire to please and to achieve, Charles lands an academic scholarship to Grambling State University. It only took two years after graduation for The New York Times to recruit the graphics wunderkind, who had invented a new kind of visual reporting as a reporter at The Detroit News. Charles was promoted shortly thereafter to become the Times’ Graphics Director, making him one of the youngest department heads in history at 25 years old. Today, Charles is the first and only visual op-ed columnist and was recently named the 11th most influential African American in the world by The Root magazine. He is also a regular television personality and is in negotiations with CNN to become a contracted contributor.

Manuscript coming soon.
World English rights controlled by HMH.

• ROAD DOG: Confessions Of A Comedian In Search of His Soul by Dov Davidoff (St. Martin’s Press, Spring 2014)
An unflinching look back on one tumultuous year of comedian and TV personality Dov Davidoff’s life. In this irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately heartfelt memoir, Davidoff takes the reader deeply inside the comedy world, and reflects on his rollercoaster childhood and youth. Dov shines a light on the underbelly of the American comedy scene, exposing the hits, the misses, and the hard-to-swallow truths that constitute a life on the road, crisscrossing the country performing at clubs that range from the storied to the seedy. Along with a cast of both lovable and unsavory characters that take us to a slew of colorful and unexpected places, Dov poignantly and intelligently articulates the insecurity, competition, and loneliness that characterize the world’s funniest profession.

• KEEPING HOPE ALIVE: One Woman, 90,000 Lives Changed by Dr. Hawa Abdi, with Sarah Robbins (Grand Central, April  2, 2013)
Somali doctor and lawyer Hawa Abdi’s memoir, recounting her and her two doctor daughters’ experiences overseeing a vast refugee camp sheltering 90,000 displaced people in civil war-torn Somalia on their 1,000 acre plot of land, on which she has built a hospital and a school.  The ever-inspiring Dr. Abdi was nominated for a Nobel Prize, was Glamour’s Woman of the Year in 2010, speaks often at panels and summits alongside the likes of Hillary Clinton and Ashley Judd, and was recently honored at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards.

World English rights controlled by Grand Central, UK rights sold to Virago.

French rights sold to Editions JC Lattès; Turkish rights sold to Moda Ofset; Italian rights sold to Valardi Editore; Czech rights sold to Triton.

THE HEAVY: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet—A Memoir by Dara-Lynn Weiss (Ballantine, January 15, 2013)
Vogue “Up Front” writer Dara-Lynn Weiss’s memoir about helping her seven year-old daughter lose weight. In the wake of the highly controversial media hailstorm surrounding her parenting decisions concerning her daughter Bea’s weight, Weiss’s experience epitomizes the modern parenting “damned if you do/damned if you don't” predicament. The Heavy is the story of one family’s relatable, difficult, and ultimately achievable battle against childhood obesity.

Australian rights sold to Random House Australia; German rights sold to Edel.

THE LONGEST WAY HOME: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy (Free Press, September 18, 2012)
A New York Times best-selling memoir by the actor known for such iconic movies as “Pretty in Pink” and “Weekend At Bernie’s,” and known more recently as an award-winning travel writer, exploring the tumultuous and circuitous route he has traveled to finally settle down with one woman, who he will marry this summer.  McCarthy explores this route through the lens of seven exotic trips, from the Amazon to Kilimanjaro, as well as past trips that shaped him as a movie star and as a man, connecting his obsession with travel to his phobia of commitment, and culminating with his wedding day, in his future wife’s native Dublin.

Simplified Chinese rights sold to Alpha Books.

A GOOD MAN: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver by Mark K. Shriver (Henry Holt, June 5, 2012)
An account of the Shriver’s relationship and life with his father, Sargent Shriver, the founder of the Peace Corps; an architect of American President Lyndon B. Johnson's “War on Poverty”; a former U.S. Ambassador to France and candidate for President and Vice President; and husband, for 56 years, of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, and herself a renowned public servant as founder of Special Olympics in 1968. A GOOD MAN celebrates a man widely praised by family, friends, and presidents alike as a warrior for peace, and as a devoutly spiritual person whose guiding principles in life were unwavering faith, hope and love. Shriver explores how he was shaped by these principles more than he realized until his father’s decline into Alzheimer’s and recent death.  Shriver is the SVP of U.S. Programs at the Save the Children foundation.

•  FULL SERVICE: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Live of the Stars
by Scotty Bowers, with Lionel Friedberg (Grove/Atlantic, February 14, 2012)
With over 100,000 copies sold so far, this New York Times best-selling memoir tells the story of Scotty Bowers, a legend among the members of the Hollywood cognoscenti, who, for decades, have known about Scotty and the infamous Hollywood Richfield gas station on Hollywood Boulevard that he turned into the secret sexual epicenter of post World War II Los Angeles. Within only a few years of moving to Los Angeles after the war, Scotty was connecting his friends (and himself) with scores of Hollywood insiders and the major stars of the era—closeted and un-closeted; single and married; male and female.  Scotty’s and his tricks’ liaisons included everyone from Rita Hayworth to Tennessee Williams; Edith Piaf to Cole Porter; Desi Arnaz, to Shelley Winters; The Duke of Windsor to Katherine Hepburn, James Dean, and Howard Hughes. Dozens of producers, directors, legendary hairstylists, set decorators, and costumers crossed his path as Scotty himself continued to “trick” as well as arrange for others to “trick” through the early 1970s, though by then the culture had changed drastically, and people had other ways to find one another for sex. Scotty’s memoir is about America’s puritanical roots and complex relationship to sex; about the studio system and image creation; about hypocrisy and secrecy and power.  Scotty is a spritely eighty-nine years old, still lives in Los Angeles, and has an uncannily sharp mind and lucid memory.

World English controlled by Grove Atlantic; UK rights sold to Atlantic Monthly Press.

French rights sold to Hugo et Ciel; Polish rights sold to Jereny Ram; Russian rights sold to Terra/Knigovek; Spanish rights sold to Editorial Anagrama.

Documentary rights under option with Submarine/Matt Tyranauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, 2008)

• LE FREAK: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny by Nile Rodgers (Spiegel & Grau, October 18, 2011)
Legendary, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music producer, songwriter, and Chic band-member Nile Rodgers’s memoir of his inimitable life journey.  Nile details his childhood growing up with biracial heroin-addicted beatnik parents in the Hasidic Lower East Side of Manhattan; his adolescence as a glue-sniffing hippie in Los Angeles hanging with Timothy Leary; his family’s extended forays into prostitution, crime, incest, murder, and overdoses; his young life as an emancipated teen sleeping and panhandling in the subway in New York City; his time as a martial arts expert with the Black Panthers; his role with “Sesame Street”; his gig at the Apollo theater at age seventeen; the dawn of disco and swinging at Studio 54; organized crime, kidnapping; cocaine psychosis; his détente with my family (all of whom he’d supported since age 20, buying them more than 30 cars and a few houses along the way); getting sober; working with Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, and many others; and becoming very wealthy by writing, producing and performing on some of the biggest hit records of all time.  It’s the story of Black hippies and White junkies; Greenwich Village, Harlem, and the Bronx; New York and Los Angeles; Motown meeting rock n’ roll to become disco—and it animates nearly all of the key cultural, political, social, and musical shifts in the world over the last five decades.

World English rights controlled by Spiegel & Grau/Random House; UK rights sold to Sphere/Little, Brown UK. 

French rights sold to Fromentin.

• VIDEO SLUT: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses by Sharon Oreck (Faber & Faber, May 25, 2010)
A humorous memoir by the veteran music video producer Sharon Oreck recounting her journey from teen mother to top producer and her tales of making hundreds of iconic music videos with major rock stars, including Madonna, Prince, Janet Jackson, Sting, Chris Isaak, Sheila E, and Mick Jagger.

· SLAVE HUNTER: One Man’s Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking by Aaron Cohen with Christine Buckley (Simon Spotlight, June 23, 2009)
A memoir by former Jane’s Addiction executive director Aaron Cohen describing the author’s personal journey from teen water polo star to rock-and-roll drug addiction, from rehab to spiritual re-awakening, and from co-founding the “Drop the Debt” campaign to official and dangerous undercover work rescuing human trafficking and sex slave victims in South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Complex Chinese rights to Apocalypse Press; Portuguese rights sold to Dom Quixote.
Sex Slave Hunter, starring Aaron, to premier this fall on MSNBC.


• THE PAINTED LADY: A Novel by William Kuhn (Harper, Fall 2015)
A second novel from Mrs. Queen Takes the Train author Bill Kuhn, this one telling a fictionalized account of love, sex, and scandal between several turn of the century aristocrats, artists, and their patrons, most notably Isabella Stewart Gardner and John Singer Sargent. Set to publish in tandem with the Sargent show which will open first in the National Portrait Gallery in London and then at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

World English controlled by Harper.

• THE IDEA OF HIM: A Novel by Holly Peterson (William Morrow, April 1, 2014)
Holly Peterson’s second novel following The Manny (Dial Press 2007), a New York Times bestseller, is about a woman, Mary Crawford, breaking free from her past in order to reclaim her life. Set within Manhattan’s upper crust, the story follows Mary as she leaves her husband and denies the world of social climbing elite that she’s grown accustomed to for a life of her own. Peterson was a producer at ABC News, and a writer and contributing editor for Newsweek. The Manny hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week, as well as the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and received excellent reviews in USA Today (both a hot pick highlight and their summer pick), Time, and Redbook. The Manny also received coverage in Marie Claire, Parents, and WWD magazine.

Manuscript available.

• SILENCE ONCE BEGUN: A Novel by Jesse Ball (Pantheon, January 28, 2014)
A fourth novel from The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize winner and author of Samedi the Deafness, The Way Through Doors, and The Curfew (all Vintage), tells the story of a rash of disappearances in Japan, a shocking confession and the ensuing trial for kidnapping murder, and the mysteriously silent confessor.  Told through interviews, letters, court transcripts, and diaries, SILENCE ONCE BEGUN is a chilling exploration of the deceptiveness of appearances and the unknowable range of human motivations. This is Ball’s first novel in hardcover

Manuscript available.
We control French rights only.


• TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: A Novel by John Kenney (Touchstone, January 22, 2013)
A wickedly funny, honest, and poignant debut novel in the spirit of Then We Came to the End and This Is Where I Leave You about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family. Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Except he doesn’t know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he’s a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He’s recently called off a wedding, and has just learned that his long-estranged and once-abusive father has fallen ill. It’s a wake-up call for Fin to re-evaluate the choices he’s made and finally tell the truth about his life and his past.  First-time novelist John Kenney, regular humor contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, mines his own advertising background to weave spot-on, compelling insider detail into a hilarious, insightful, at times sardonic, and ultimately moving debut. Film rights are currently under option with John adapting the screenplay.

German rights sold to Goldmann.

Film rights under option with Lynn Hendee and Bob Chartoff; John is adapting.

MRS. QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN by William Kuhn (Harper, October 16, 2012)
A debut novel from Ph.D historian William Kuhn, about the Queen of England, who leaves Buckingham Palace unannounced—an event known only to a ragtag group of six, who vow to find her and bring her back before MI6 and the tabloids turn her disappearance into a national event. Much like Alan Bennett’s hit The Uncommon Reader, MRS QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN captures the faded but enduring glamour and glory of a seemingly arcane institution, and of a woman who herself wonders if she, too, has become outmoded.  As the plot unfolds, so do the upstairs/downstairs dynamics of the “Household” at Buckingham Palace, as well as the tensions between the monarchy and the government.  The novel also captures the often-hilarious incongruity between competing generations, each of which thinks it knows best. William Kuhn (no relation to David Kuhn) is a biographer, historian, and the author, most recently, of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, an account of the editorial life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, which Nan A. Talese Books published last year. Kuhn is also the author of three other previous books: The Politics of Pleasure: A Portrait of Benjamin Disraeli (Pocket Books 2006), Henry and Mary Ponsonby: Life at the Court of Queen Victoria (Duckworth 2002), and Democratic Royalism (Palgrave Macmillan 1996).

UK & Australian rights sold to Allen & Unwin; Spanish rights sold to Plaza & Yanez; Polish rights sold to Weltbild Polska.

Film rights under option with The Weinstein Company.

• THE CURFEW: A Novel by Jesse Ball (Vintage, June 14, 2011)
Jesse Ball’s third novel recounts the story of a father and his young daughter who live in an unnamed, post-revolution land, where the performance of music is outlawed and strict curfews are in place.  One night the father, an epitaphorist and a former violinist, leaves his daughter in the care of their elderly neighbors, with whom she creates an intricate puppet show, which, in part, gives clues to the father and daughter's personal story as well as to the history of the land where they live. Ball’s first novel sold to Feltrinelli for Italian publication; to Forlaget Athene for Dutch publication; to Les Allusifs for French publication; and to Everest for Turkish publication.

Turkish rights sold to Pozitif; Latin American rights sold to La Bestia Equilátera.



• IT IS ABOUT A LITTLE BIRD by Jessica Lange (Sourcebooks, October 1, 2013)
Two-time Academy award winner Jessica Lange's first children's book, IT IS ABOUT A LITTLE BIRD, is based on a book that she created for her own granddaughters and which will use photographs that she took and hand-tinted.  It tells the story of two young girls who find a golden birdcage in their grandmother's barn, which leads her to tell them about her past adventures.

• GORGEOUS by Paul Rudnick (Scholastic, May 1, 2013)
The screenwriter, novelist, playwright, and New Yorker magazine humor contributor’s debut young adult novel, a modern fairytale with a twist, in which a cynical teenager meets a fashion Svengali who promises to make her three dresses to transform her into the most beautiful woman in the world, after which she is launched on a romantic international adventure and must decide if beauty is everything, or can she be just as happy without it? Paul Rudnick’s articles and essays have also appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and The New York Times.  His screenplay credits include “In&Out,” “Sister Act,” and “Addams Family Values,” and his plays have been produced on and off Broadway as well as around the globe, and include “I Hate Hamlet”; the Obie-winning “Jeffrey”; “The New Century”; and “Poor Little Lambs,” an Outer Critics Circle award winner.

World English controlled by Scholastic.

Korean rights sold to Munhakdongne.

Film rights under option with Summit; Paul is adapting the screenplay.