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Publishers Marketplace - March 24, 2010 - UK rights to Robin Oliveira’s MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER to Juliet Annan of Fig Tree/Penguin by Lizzy Kremer of David Higham Associates on behalf of Michael Radulescu at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - November 12, 2009 -- Kamala Nair’s THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN, the redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret to Karen Kosztolnyik at Grand Central in a good deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English)
Publishers Marketplace - November 12, 2009 -- Michael Stanley's THE DEATH OF THE MANTIS, the third Detective Kubu novel, in which a series of unexplained and apparently unconnected deaths hits the southern Kalahari in Botswana, leading to tension with the Bushman people and conflict in the Criminal Investigation Department, which Kubu tries to resolve while investigating the murders to Claire Wachtel at Harper Collins in a nice deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English)
Publishers Marketplace - November 5, 2009 -- John Pipkin’s THE BLIND ASTRONOMER’S NOTEBOOK, is set in 1798, against the background of Romanic scientific discoveries, with a young woman’s return to Ireland from England and her discovery of a notebook left by her late father, a blind astronomer who spent his life futilely searching for a new planet, and who becomes determined to complete her father’s work, caught in a race against astronomers throughout Europe, looking for the same planet, while contending with a violent rebellion at home that threatens to destroy her father’s observatory to Nan Tales in a very nice deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace - November 5, 2009 -- Kwei Quartey's CHILDREN OF THE STREET, the second Detective Inspector Darko Dawson mystery set in Ghana, in which the discovery of a corpse plunges Darko into the brutal environment of Accra’s largest slum, a dog-eat-dog underground economy in where street children fight for survival, and a series of shocking murders begin to resemble ritual killings, to Jennifer Smith at Random House in a nice deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace - November 5, 2009 -- AUDIO -- Simon Tolkien’s THE INHERITANCE, in which an aging police inspector decides to travel from England to France to delve into a possible World War II theft and crime hoping to save an upper-class student set to hang for murdering his father, an Oxford historian to Eileen Hutton of Brilliance Audio by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace - November 5, 2009 -- Bob Harris’s FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB in which this son of a blue-collar autoworker takes money her earned reporting on the most opulent, over-the-top, billionaire-friendly accommodations on earth for a luxury web site and through microlending and the power of the internet, loans that money to others using Kiva.org a site that makes it is possible for an ordinary guy to connect with a Kyrgyz farmer or a Rwandan dressmaker, and then follow the money to Bloomsbury’s George Gibson in a nice deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace - June 18, 2009 -- Robert Newcomb writing as Robert J Barclay, IF WISHES WERE HORSES in which a grieving Florida horse rancher decides to reinstate his late wife’s equine therapy program for troubled teens but when the widow of the drunk driver who killed his family unexpectedly begs him to admit her young son to the program, he is forced to examine the true natures of love and forgiveness in ways he could have never imagined to Lucia Macro at Wm. Morrow in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace - June 18, 2009 -- Dr. Robert L. Kane’s THE GOOD CAREGIVER: Straight-Up Advice for Caregivers of Aging Parents and Spouses in a Broken System is a survival guide by frequent media commentator and chair of the Center for Aging at the University of Minnesota who tackles the problems and indignities of aging and care giving for the millions of unprepared baby boomers who will likely soon face the brunt of a healthcare system in crisis to Megan Newman at Avery Penguin in a very nice deal by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace - June 18, 2009 -- Korean rights to Elif Shafak’s THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL to Thinking Tree Publishing by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - June 18, 2009 -- German rights to Michael Stanley’s Detective Kubu series A CARRION DEATH and the upcoming THE SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU to Karsten Kredel of Eichborn Publisher by Jacqueline LeDonne in a five figure deal for Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - June 18, 2009 -- Japanese rights to Bob Harris’ WHO HATES WHOM to Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd. by Junzo Sawa of The English Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - May 5, 2009 -- Thrity Umrigar’s THE CLARIFYING PRINCIPLE, the story of four 50- year-old Indian women and what happens when one of them, now married and living in America, learns she is dying and comes to feel deeply how much she missed by leaving behind her three best women friends from college, and their decision to travel from India to be with her one last time to Harper’s Claire Wachtel in a good deal by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates. (World except Germany)
Publishers Marketplace - May 5, 2009 -- Korean rights to Robin Oliveira’s MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER to Wisdomhouse Publishing by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - May 5, 2009 -- Korean rights to Roland Merullo’s GOLFING WITH GOD to Pac-Com Korea by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - May 5, 2009 -- Complex Chinese rights to Meg Waite Clayton’s THE WEDNESDAY SISTER to Marco Polo Publisher by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace - May 5, 2009 -- Complex Chinese rights to Jacqueline Novogratz’s THE BLUE SWEATER by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency to Commonwealth Publishing at auction on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 23, 2009 -- Kelly O'Connor McNees's THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, imagining a romance that could have taken place in summer of 1855, when poverty forced the Alcott family to move to a New Hampshire village where Louisa may have fallen in love and ultimately had to chose between a man she loved and her dream of becoming a writer, to Amy Einhorn of Amy Einhorn Books, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace -- March 23, 2009 -- Alice Kaplan's TO LIVE IN FRANCE, the stories of three women who went to live in France as students, Jacqueline Bouvier (1949-1950), Susan Sontag (1957-1958), and Angela Davis (1963-1964) and how each was uniquely and profoundly affected by a year of study in Paris and how that year not only shaped the rest of their lives but the course of American culture and politics, to Alan Thomas of University of Chicago Press, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Publishers Marketplace -- March 23, 2009 -- UK rights to Ron Rash’s SERENA one of New York Times’ Janet Maslin 10 Favorite Books of 2008 to Anya Serota of Canongate by Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 23, 2009 -- Complex Chinese rights to Meg White Clayton’s THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS to Marco Polo Publisher by Gray Tan of Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- DEAL OF THE DAY -- Pat Conroy's THE DEATH OF SANTINI, about his often abusive and complicated father's final days, and Pat's coming to terms with him (a Marine fighter pilot who inspired the novel The Great Santini, remembered by many for Robert Duvall's Oscar-nominated film portrayal of him), to Steve Rubin and Nan Talese at Doubleday, in a major deal, for seven figures, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Adam Langer's THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN, about a fake memoir that reveals the theft of a priceless ancient manuscript from a most unusual library and the down-on-his-luck writer who becomes embroiled in what turns out to be an elaborate confidence game designed to scam the publishing world, to Cindy Spiegel at Spiegel & Grau, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Masha Hamilton's 31 HOURS, counting the hours preceding a terrorist attack in the New York City subway from the perspectives of characters who are connected to the looming tragedy including a Saudi graduate student, a highly idealistic, American student whom the student has recruited, the American's girlfriend, and his divorced parents who are brought back together in their search for their missing son, to Fred Ramey at Unbridled Books, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Foreign rights to Elif Shafak's THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL, to Europa in Hungary, to Bota in Albania and to Tyto Alba in Lithuania, by Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Japanese rights to Jacqueline Novogratz's THE BLUE SWEATER, to Eiji Press by Junzo Sawa of The English Agency, on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Foreign rights to Ron Rash's SERENA, to Hongwenguan in China, by Gray Tan of Grayhawk Agency, and to Woongjin Think Big in Korea, by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency, on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Spanish rights to Vanitha Sankaran's WATERMARK, to Ediciones B by Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 16, 2009 -- Bulgarian rights to Pat Conroy's THE PRINCE OF TIDES, to Locus Publishing, by Michael Radulescu at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- March 5, 2009 -- DEAL OF THE DAY -- Robin Oliveira's MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER, set in the mid-19th century, following the aspirations and difficulties of a brilliant, somewhat odd, yet remarkable young midwife from Albany, New York whose lofty hope of becoming a surgeon far exceeds what her family, physicians, and medical schools of her time are willing to accept, and she travels to Washington, DC to work in the Civil War hospitals, only to find the challenges formidable and the pull of home unavoidable, to Kathryn Court at Viking Penguin, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace -- February 25, 2009 -- DEAL OF THE DAY-- NYT Berlin bureau chief Nicholas Kulish and reporter Souad Mekhennet's book based on their recent front page NYT story on notorious Nazi war criminal Aribert Heim, known as Dr. Death, who eluded investigators and might never have been found but for the discovery of a battered briefcase containing documents that help chart Heim's path from his sadistic acts at the Mauthausen concentration camp to his post-war years and eventual flight to Egypt, where he converted to Islam, then later died in penurious anonymity, still one step ahead of Nazi hunters, to Phyllis Grann at Doubleday, in a major deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (for Kulish) and Kirby Kim at Endeavor (for Mekhennet) (world English). Translation/film: Endeavor
Publishers Marketplace -- February 4, 2009 -- Elif Shafak’s SWEET BLASPHEMY tells the parallel stories of a middle aged book editor who is assigned a manuscript by a modern Sufi that takes her back to the tumultuous 13th Century where she discovers the revered Islamic Scholar Rumi's life surprisingly bears similarities to her own and as Rumi's life is changed forever when he meets the infamous wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz, the editor meets the author of the manuscript and her life is never again the same to Paul Slovak at Viking, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- February 4, 2009 -- Roland Merullo’s THE CARDINAL OF GENOA a tale of love, suspense, and spiritual longing that involves a Catholic single mother who may be a modern saint but who is perhaps too eccentric to be canonized to Chuck Adams at Algonquin in a very nice deal by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- November 12, 2008 -- Ron Rash's THE INNOCENTS a novel set during World War I about a deserter taken in by a young Appalachian woman who knows nothing of his past and NIGHTHAWKS AND OTHER STORIES a collection of stories to Ecco’s editorial director Lee Boudreaux in a good deal by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- November 12, 2008 -- Vanitha Sankaran’s WATERMARK set in 1320 in Narbonne, France a time when church controlled parchment makes paper making a near heresy, told by a young albino mute woman the literate daughter of a papermaker imprisoned when the inquisition finds her using paper to write troubadour poetry about courtly love to Lucia Macro at Avon by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- November 12, 2008 -- Amy Stoll’s THE NINTH WIFE the story of a 35-year-old single woman who falls in love with an Irishman named Rory and after his marriage proposal and confession of having been married eight times before, sets out on a cross-country journey to find Rory's ex-wives to Claire Wachtel at Harper in a good deal by Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff & Associates. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- November 12, 2008 -- Dutch rights to Jacqueline Novogratz’s THE BLUE SWEATER about meaningful solutions to global poverty and a call to action to all concerned with growing inequality around the world to Artemis by Jacqueline LeDonne and Korean rights by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency both on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- November 12, 2008 -- Brazilian rights to Thrity Umrigar's memoir FIRST DARLING OF THE MORNING and novel BOMBAY TIME, to Nova Fronteira, in nice deals, by Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- September 30, 2008 -- Bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters Meg Waite Clayton's THE MS. BRADWELLS, about four law school friends whose reunion at a Chesapeake Bay island family home leads them to face the truth about an unexplained death years earlier, their very different career paths, and the redemptive power of friendship, to Libby McGuire and Anika Streitfeld at Ballantine, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace -- September 24, 2008 -- Simplified Chinese rights to George Bishop, Jr.'s TO MY DAUGHTER ON HER FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY, to Yilin Press, in a pre-empt, by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Michael Radulescu at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- September 17, 2008 -- Korean rights to George Bishop, Jr's TO MY DAUGHTER ON HER FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY, to Magellan fiction imprint ImageBox, by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency, at auction, on behalf of Michael Radulescu at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- September 10, 2008 -- Deal of the Day -- NYT bestselling author of Kabul Beauty School Deborah Rodriguez's KABUL COFFEE CLUB, set amidst the turbulence and complexity of present day Kabul, in which six women, both Afghan and foreigners form unlikely friendships, and find love and fulfillment in a coffee house set in the middle of a war zone, to Jane von Mehren at Random House, in a significant deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World bujt Germany).
Publishers Marketplace -- September 10, 2008 -- Complex Chinese rights to George Bishop, Jr’s TO MY DAUGHTER ON HER FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY to Crown’s Emily Chuang in Taipei by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency in a five figure deal at auction on behalf of Michael Radulescu at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
Publishers Marketplace -- August 4, 2008 --  Deal of the Day -- George Bishop, Jr.’s TO MY DAUGHTER ON HER FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY, in which a mother seeks reconciliation with her runaway daughter by recounting in a letter the story of her own troubled adolescence, revealing why her parents sent her away to a Catholic boarding school, how her long-distance love affair with a boy in Vietnam ended in tragedy, and offering her something her mother never told her: the truth about how a girl grows up, the truth about life to Random’s Jane von Mehren and Libby McGuire in a very major two-book deal at auction by agent Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency. World English.
Publishers Marketplace -- August 4, 2008 -- Dr. David Walsh author of two best selling parenting books now follows with PARENTING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND which translates the latest scientific findings about brain development in easy-to-understand terms and using real life examples shows parents and teachers how to use this information in practical situations to Free Press’s Leslie Meredith in a good deal by agent Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.(NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- August 4, 2008 -- Simplified Chinese rights to Judy Merrill Larsen’s ALL THE NUMBERS to Shanghai Transcendency Cultural & Communication Co., Ltd. by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.
Publishers Marketplace -- August 4, 2008 -- Simplified Chinese rights to Meg Waite Clayton’s THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS to Shanghai Gaotan Culture Co., Ltd. by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.
Publishers Marketplace -- July 28, 2008 --  Deal of the Day -- Ellen Horan’s 31 BOND STREET, interweaves fiction with actual events surrounding the infamous murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell and the subsequent trial of his housekeeper and lover Emma Cunningham, a clever historical narrative that blends romance, politics, greed and sexual intrigue, set against the background of bustling, corrupt New York City, four years before the Civil War, in a major two book seven figure deal preempt to Harper’s Jonathan Burnham and Claire Wachtel by agent Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff Literary. World English; Film rights handled by Lynn Pleshette Agency
Publishers Marketplace -- July 22, 2008 -- Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway’s LADY SUSAN AND HER DAUGHTER a full fledged reconstruction of Jane Austen’s early epistolary novella Lady Susan offering a new view of this clever worldly widow with her sixteen-year-old daughter to Crown’s Heather Proulx at auction in a good deal by agent Marly Rusoff of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency. (NA)
Publishers Marketplace -- July 22, 2008 -- French rights to Elif Shafak’s nonfiction BLACK MILK to Phebus’ Daniel Arsand by Anna Jarota of AJA on behalf of Michael Radulescu of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.
  
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