Publishers Marketplace – February 7, 2023 – Beena Kalmany – THE ENGLISH PROBLEM
Beena Kamlani’s debut fiction THE ENGLISH PROBLEM, set in England in the 1930s, about a young Indian man handpicked by Gandhi to learn British law so that he could help the Independence movement against colonialism, and his journey deep into the perilous nerve centers of glamorous London, where literature, art, politics, and the underground homosexual world come together to powerfully steer him off course; pitched as inspired by the true story of the author’s uncle, to Amy Einhorn at Holt, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world)
Publishers Marketplace – January 14, 2023 – THE THE GLIMMER FACTORY by Jennifer Coburn
Author of CRADLES OF THE REICH Jennifer Coburn’s THE GLIMMER FACTORY, set in a real-but largely unexplored in fiction Nazi “model camp” used for visits by the Red Cross and others for propaganda purposes in their attempt to hide the truth regarding its use as a way station leading to Auschwitz and other extermination camps, where two women meet, once childhood friends who are reunited here, one as a Jewish prisoner, the other an ambitious propaganda filmmaker, each dependent on the other to survive, sold to Shana Drehs in a good deal, in a pre-empt at Sourcebooks Landmark by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff Associates (world)
Publishers Marketplace – January 12, 2023 – THE GENERAL AND JULIA, by Jon Clinch
Author of FINN and MARLEY Jon Clinch’s THE GENERAL AND JULIA, conjuring the life of Ulysses S. Grant through the lens of the things he loved—his wife, his children, his divided country—and tracing his path from family farmer to Union general, from the presidency to financial ruin, and at last to his final days as a reluctant memoirist with nothing but his memory and his friends, Mark Twain among them, to help him carry on, to Peter Borland at Atria, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Publishers Marketplace – February 15, 2022 – Paulina Poriskova – NO FILTER
Actor and former super model Paulina Porizkova’s NO FILTER, a series of essays about the complexities of womanhood at every age, pulling back the glossy magazine cover and writing from the heart, to Brian Tart at The Open Field, with Amy Sun editing, in a significant deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in October 25, 2022, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
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).