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).
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).
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).
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).
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)
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).
Non-fiction – Popular Science -John Jay College Professor of Molecular Biology Nathan Lents’s FLAWED: Pointless Bones, Runaway Nerves, and Other Human Defects, pitched as the Freakonmics of evolution, offering a tour of imperfections that have evolved with the human body, including why we get so many head colds, why we need vitamin supplements, why so many of us have fertility issues as well as eye and knee problems, answered in a survey of the hidden history of our bodies, to Bruce Nichols at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a good deal, pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Fiction – General/Other – Patti Callahan Henry, writing as Patti Callahan’s THE CONSOLATION OF A HAPPY ENDING, a novel of New York ex-atheist, poet and author Joy Davidman and her improbable story which began as a pen-friendship with confirmed bachelor and Oxford don C.S. Lewis, that grew into a creative partnership then a loving marriage ending tragically with her death at 45 but not before transforming both their lives and influencing much of C.S. Lewis’s finest work, to Amanda Bostic at Thomas Nelson, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Non-fiction – Biography: Catherine Seltzer’s MAN ON FIRE: The Life of Pat Conroy, traces the ways that Conroy’s often improbable life inspired—and at time responded to—his fiction, and carefully considers Conroy as a paradoxical figure: mercurial and self-destructive on one hand, and keenly observant, generous, and charismatic on the other, to Conroy’s longtime editor Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world English).
Non-fiction – General/Other: Author of THE PRINCE OF TIDES Pat Conroy’s A LOWCOUNTRY HEART: Reflections on a Writing Life, a new nonfiction collection of letters, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Conroy’s long literary career, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends, to Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese, for publication on October 25, 2016, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World).