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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
Rights: tdussel@penguinrandomhouse.com

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
UK Rights: rights@sohopress.com

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 rightsAuthor 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).

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