Publishers Marketplace – September 23, 2021 – Ruth P. Watson – UNLADYLIKE
Playwright and author of BLACKBERRY DAYS OF SUMMER, Ruth P. Watson’s UNLADYLIKE, a novel based on the life of Maggie Lena Walker, the revered daughter of a laundress and former enslaved woman, who became the first African American female bank founder and President in America in the heart of Jim Crow Richmond, VA, a brave and inspiring visionary who helped build one of the most vibrant, financially independent, and prosperous Black communities of her time to Melanie Iglesias Perez at Atria Books, for publication in spring 2023, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world)
Translation Rights: Nicole.Bond@simonandschuster.com
Publishers Marketplace – May 1, 2021 – Annabel Monaghan, NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT
Annabel Monaghan’s NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT, pitched as EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER meets BEACH READ, about a recently divorced romance channel screenwriter and mother who gets a second lease on life when the one-off script she writes about her marriage’s collapse is filmed on location at her house, and the handsome actor playing her ne’er-do-well husband turns out to possibly be the love of her life; exploring the complexities of family, love, and finding yourself again, to Tara Singh Carlson at Putnam, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in summer 2022, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Film: Marly Rusoff & Associates
Publishers Marketplace – April 2, 2021 – Jennifer Coburn, THE CRADLES OF THE REICH
Author of WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS Jennifer Coburn‘s CRADLES OF THE REICH, pitched as The Handmaid’s Tale meets Lilac Girls, inspired by the true and largely untold stories of the Lebensborn program, the state-supported homes housing young women whose sole purpose was to give birth to pure blooded Aryan children, to be raised by SS families as future leaders of Nazi Germany, to Shana Drehs at Sourcebooks Landmark, in a good deal, at auction, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – February 25, 2021 – Kwei Quartey’s, LAST SEEN IN LAPAZ
Kwei Quartey’s LAST SEEN IN LAPAZ, the third installment in the female private detective Emma Djan, the recent Edgar-nominated series, set in Accra, Ghana, which the Washington Post has called “beautifully crafted, and in a starred rave Booklist review of her introduction in The Missing American, Emma was called out as “an amazing force to be reckoned with,” sold to Soho Crime’s Associate Publisher, Juliet Grames by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. Rights sold: World English
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Publishers Marketplace – February 23, 2021 – ONCE UPON A WARDROBE, by Patti Callahan
Author of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS Patti Callahan Henry’s ONCE UPON A WARDROBE, pulling back the curtain on the early life of C.S. Lewis in a story of a sister’s struggle to help her critically ill younger brother fulfill his desperate wish to know if Narnia is real, and the answer that changes everything, to Amanda Bostic at Harper Muse, in a significant deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in October 2021, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English).
Publishers Marketplace – December 10, 2020 – THE MATCHMAKER LIBRARY, by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Author of THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE and THE WARTIME SISTERS Lynda Cohen Loigman’s THE MATCHMAKER’S LIBRARY, a multigenerational dual-timeline narrative pitched as UNORTHODOX meets NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA, featuring a Jewish immigrant matchmaker living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1920s and her unfulfilled divorce attorney granddaughter, who suspects she may have inherited her grandmother’s preternatural gift for helping others find love, to Sarah Cantin at St. Martin’s, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English).
Publishers Marketplace – August 10, 2020 – WILD SWAN, by Patti Callahan
Audio rights – Author of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS Patti Callahan‘s WILD SWAN, a novella following the fiery young Florence Nightingale as she bravely bursts through the conventions of early 18th-century England and familial Victorian values to travel the world and become the legendary nurse and The Lady With the Lamp, to Lara Blackman at Audible Originals, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff and Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – June 11, 2020 – UNTITLED (2 books) by Toni Halleen
Discrimination attorney specializing in women’s rights and family issues Toni Halleen‘s untitled novel, about an impoverished twenty-year-old who plans to earn college money by becoming a surrogate mother for a lawyer with two grown sons and his wife, but two days after giving birth, she escapes from the hospital into the snowy woods of Northern Minnesota, taking the newborn with her, forcing the wife to shift into investigative mode in a way that risks destroying her marriage, to Sara Nelson at Harper, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – June 10, 2020 – THE DIARY KEEPERS by Nina Siegal
Frequent contributor to NYT from Europe Nina Siegal’s THE DIARY KEEPERS, based on select writings from a Dutch collection of 2,000 World War II diaries written by ordinary citizens and maintained by devoted archivists, shedding light on how a largely peace loving people experienced the war, including five or six first-person narratives told from various perspectives, from a Nazi-sympathizer to a Jewish journalist who documented daily activities at a transport camp, to Denise Oswald at Ecco, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – May 18, 2020 – YOU BELONG HERE NOW by Dianna Rostad
Dianna Rostad’s YOU BELONG HERE NOW, set in 1925 Yellowstone County Montana where a brusque spinster rancher begrudgingly takes in three mysterious orphans and after an alarming discovery about the oldest she must face a decision that challenges her deepest held beliefs in a big-hearted story of redemption and forgiveness where even wild horses find their place, to Lucia Macro at William Morrow, in a very nice deal, at auction, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English).
Publishers Marketplace – December 11, 2019 – UNTITLED – by Kerry Egan
Nonfiction – Narrative – Untitled – Kerry Egan’s author of On Living, now offers original and unexpected observations on vocation, a chaplain and mother’s view of the most meaningful work of all, the task of forging a sense of a life well lived, sold to Riverhead’s Rebecca Saletan by agent Marly Rusoff, in a good deal, NA and audio.
Publishers Weekly – September 23, 2019 – Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen has bought Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad. Pitched as a little bit Heathers, a little bit Miss Peregrine, the YA thriller follows a secret society of girls who discover that when they handle liquid mercury, they are able to visit long-dead people who appear in daguerreotypes. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Marly Rusoff at the Rusoff Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.
Publishers Market Place – July 16, 2019 – Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi
Homeira Qaderi’s DANCING IN THE MOSQUE a memoir of growing up in Afghanistan and becoming a writer and social and women’s rights activist and one of the young teachers featured in Christina Lamb’s bestseller The Sewing Circles of Herat that offers a moving personal account of her life as a young woman coming of age in war torn Afghanistan, and as a young wife and mother written in the form of a letter to the infant son taken away from her, to to Sara Nelson of Harper Collins in a six figure deal by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (World English and audio)
Publishers Marketplace – January 7, 2019 – THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON by Meg Waite Clayton
Fiction – General Other – Meg Waite Clayton’s The Last Train to London—pitched as a novel for readers of The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See, and based on a true story from the years just before WWII began—celebrates the efforts of a childless Dutchwoman who, against all odds, faces down Adolf Eichmann to rescue thousands of children from Nazi-occupied Vienna, including a young aspiring playwright and gifted daughter of an anti-Nazi journalist. To Harper Collin’s Sara Nelson at auction in a major two-book deal by agent Marly Rusoff, for publication in November 2019 (World plus audio)
Publishers Marketplace – November 27, 2018 – MARLEY by Jon Clinch
Fiction – General Other – Jon Clinch author of FINN winner of Athenaeum Literary Award and best book of the year by the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor imagines in MARLEY the secret-filled life of Charles Dickens’s Jacob Marley, longtime business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge, revealing how decades of personal and professional hostilities turned Scrooge into the man we encounter at the start of A Christmas Carol, to Peter Borland at Atria, in a pre-empt, in a good deal by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates. (World)
Publishers Marketplace – October 8, 2018 – TELL ME A STORY by Cassandra King Conroy
Nonfiction/Memoir – Author of the novels The Same Sweet Girls and The Sunday Wife Cassandra King Conroy’s TELL ME A STORY: A NOT-SO LITERARY ROMANCE, a memoir and midlife love story of two cautious, disillusioned romantics who forged a life together in their beloved Lowcountry despite the demands of dual writing careers, dysfunctional families, and through illness, and ultimately, through the death of her husband Pat Conroy, to Carrie Feron at William Morrow, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English).
Publishers Marketplace – August 08, 2018 – Kwei Quartey’s The Missing American
New Mystery – Kwei Quartey, bestselling author of the Inspector Darko Dawson series, returns with THE MISSING AMERICAN a new standalone novel pitched as “The Ladies Detective Agency” but with a darker edge, introducing ex-cop Mabel Safo who joins a private investigation agency thinking she’ll have a much easier time than the traumatic police service, but what seems at first to be an ordinary missing person case develops into a dangerous and tangled web of crime at the highest levels sold by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff and Associates to editor Amara Hoshijo at Soho Press (world English)
Publishers Marketplace – July 30, 2018 – Melodie Winawer’s THE ANTICIPATION
Fiction General-Other – Author of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA, Melodie Winawer’s THE ANTICIPATION, a thrilling past and present story about a widowed scientist who travels to visit the ruins of an ancient Greek city, Mystras, with her son, where they meet a protector of the city who holds the key to their future and to a deadly disease that worsens with each generation, to Tara Parsons at Touchstone, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (WE).
Publishers Marketplace – June 19, 2018 – Patti Callahan Henry’s SURVIVING SAVANNAH
Fiction – General/Other – NYT bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry’s SURVIVING SAVANNAH, with both historical and contemporary story lines and based on an 1800’s true story of a calamity at sea, in which a museum curator struggling to make sense of her life after the loss of her child, uncovers a hidden family connection to the historic tragedy that forces her rethink the role of fate, and the very meaning of her life, to Danielle Perez at Berkley, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – April 9, 2018 – Mamta Chaudhry’s HAUNTING PARIS,
Fiction Debut – Mamta Chaudhry’s HAUNTING PARIS, pitched as a cross between All the Light We Cannot See and the film Wings of Desire, is set in Paris following end of WW II, telling the story of a gifted pianist who rises above her grief over the death of her husband when she finds a hidden notebook he left behind that sets her in search of a girl who vanished during the German occupation, unaware that her beloved husband is now a ghostly flaneur who haunts the Ile Saint-Louis, tracking her progress, to Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace – February 21, 2018 – Lynda Cohen Loigman’s THE WARTIME SISTERS,
Fiction/Other – Author of The Two-Family House, Lynda Cohen Loigman’s second novel, THE WARTIME SISTERS, a story of family secrets exposed when two estranged Brooklyn-born sisters – one, the dependable wife of an ordnance officer and the other, an impetuous beauty turned young war-widow – are reunited at the historic Springfield Armory, where both work as “soldiers of production” in the early years of World War II, pitched for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions and Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach, to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin’s, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Publishers Marketplace – January 17, 2018 – Thomas Christopher Greene’s I KNOW WHO YOU ARE
Fiction/Other – Thomas Christopher Greene’s I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, pitched as reminiscent of Hitchcock’s films and in the vein of A. J. Finn’s thriller The Woman in the Window, the story of a prominent artist and inspirational speaker from a troubled background, his loyal wife, with secrets of her own, their teenage son, and how their lives are upended when mysterious notes start appearing on their door, to George Witte at St. Martin’s, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Publishers Marketplace – January 17, 2018 – Richard Farrell’s THE FALLING WOMAN
Fiction Debut – Richard Farrell’s THE FALLING WOMAN, pitched as for readers of Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall as well as for readers of fiction portraying complex female characters, the story of how the lives of a man and a woman intersect when a commercial airline explodes over Kansas and a single passenger, previously diagnosed with a fatal illness, is found alive in the wreckage, and an agent for the NTSB must determine the truth of her story, to Chuck Adams at Algonquin, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Publishers Marketplace – August 15, 2017 – John McMahon’s THE QUIET EARTH
Fiction Thriller – John McMahon’s THE QUIET EARTH, about a troubled detective in fictional Mason Falls, Georgia, who has made a mistake that could cost him his badge just as he comes across the most difficult and important case of his career—one that reaches back in history to reveal a vast and terrifying conspiracy, to Mark Tavani at Putnam, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World). (Name changed to THE GOOD DETECTIVE)
Publishers Marketplace – May 24, 2017
Non-fiction – History/Politics/Current Affairs, Journalist Tom Roston’s history of Windows on the World, the famous restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center, tracing 25 years in the lives of the restaurant, its legendary creator Joe Baum, and New York City, to Jamison Stoltz at Abrams Press, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World).