Newsletter 42: May 2008


Okay, Nora Ephron, you wrote a terrific book. I Feel Bad about My Neck tapped into the collective consciousness of older women who are having ambivalent feelings about their necks and, a fortiori, about the ravages to their self-esteem caused by the ineluctable changes of aging. But what about the 47.7 percent of the human population that you aren’t speaking to? Men may not feel bad about their necks, but there are plenty of other areas of concern. Like the fact that they die earlier and don’t have multiple orgasms. Naturally, it’s time for a companion piece. Enter Peter Lefcourt, celebrated screenwriter, novelist, and satirist extraordinaire. His I FEEL OKAY ABOUT MY SCROTUM: REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN, GOLF, HYDRAULICS, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE will be a hysterically blunt, brilliantly honest consideration of how the other half ages.

All zoos, even the most enlightened, are built upon an idea both beguiling and repellent-the notion that we can seek out the wildness of the Earth and behold its beauty, but that we must first contain that wildness. Zoos argue that they are fighting for the conservation of the planet, educating the public, and providing refuge and support for vanishing species. And they are right. Animal rights groups argue that zoos traffic in living creatures, exploiting them for financial gain and amusement. And they are right. Caught inside this contradiction are the animals themselves and the humans charged with their well-being. In 2003, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Thomas French began reporting inside Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. His ZOO STORY will be a sweeping narrative about the inner life of a zoo, specifically Lowry Park, and the secret histories of its animals. The main characters will be four wild elephants brought from Africa in a 747 carrying them toward captivity; an alpha male chimp who believes he’s human and who fights to hold onto his throne; and a fierce female Sumatran tiger who defies every attempt to tame her and eventually escapes. The book will move from the African savannah to the forests of Panama to the concrete veldt of Tampa and will use the history of Lowry Park Zoo to explore the intersection between commerce and conservation, the ethical implications of captivity and the limits of freedom on an overcrowded planet.

In 2006, Charlie Trotter announced that he would open a restaurant in Chicago’s new Elysian tower. To foodies worldwide, a new Trotter venture is noteworthy. Often credited for planting the seeds of the booming market for haute cuisine in Chicago, Trotter is recognized by diners, critics, and colleagues alike as not only one of the best chefs, but one of the best businesspeople in the industry. Michael Austin is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in restaurants and wine. A James Beard Award finalist for his feature writing and the co-author of two celebrated culinary books, Michael has had unprecedented access to Charlie Trotter as he prepares for the opening of his yet-unnamed next outing. THE MAKING OF A RESTAURANT: ONE YEAR WITH CHARLIE TROTTER AS HE WORKS TOWARD OPENING HIS SECOND HAUTE CUISINE RESTAURANT IN THE SECOND CITY will offer an incisive look at one of the world’s most high-pressure industries and a close-up of the ever fascinating, charismatic, and unpredictable man behind the curtain.

The first year Rachel Friedman spent in music school was a disaster-two semesters straight of nausea and nerves and never feeling good enough. By the second year, she let it all go: the talent, her ambition, the small emotional and financial fortune her parents invested in lessons. After two more directionless years at another university, she realized, at precisely the moment she was supposed to be ushered into the world knowing what she wanted to do, that she was more lost than she had ever been. Against the wishes of nervous parents and friends who had already found serious 9-to-5 jobs, she decided to go to Ireland to work in a bar. Perpetually damp, lonely, and regretting her decision almost immediately, Rachel met Carly, an Australian backpacker who is her complete opposite. Somehow, the summer that was supposed to be a final taste of carefree adolescence turned into a year of traveling the world. MY YEAR IN THE WORLD chronicles the unexpected adventures of two women from different countries. As much a story about finding friends as about finding yourself, Rachel’s memoir promises to be an utterly engaging celebration of the traveler’s spirit and the difficult path to growing up.

Bestselling author Dan Greenburg isn’t a doctor, a life coach, or a therapist. Dan was shyer than most kids so he got picked on a lot. He had overprotective parents, so he grew up more afraid of things and people than he needed to be. He’s a guy who took longer than usual learning to become a grown-up and made a ton of mistakes along the way. Some were merely klutzy like getting tongue-tied at parties. Others were breathtakingly dumb like marrying someone he knew was going to be trouble. Eventually, after heartache and bankruptcy, losing jobs, losing custody, and nearly losing his mind, Dan learned that he could, if not feel like a grown-up, at least act like one in all the important ways. With GROWNUPSMANSHIP, Dan will share with readers funny, painful, cringe-worthy and triumphant stories of his experiences and mishaps on his way to becoming a grown-up. His delightfully episodic memoir will let you in on how he did it the hard way so that the rest of us can learn some lessons…the easy way.

In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union signed and ratified the Treaty on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, prohibiting the placement of nuclear weapons in space. It did not, however, say anything about putting non-nuclear weapons there. Accordingly, both nations began testing weapons in space and designing many which were not tested. When the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union imploded, only America was left with the capability to use these devices. But on January 12, 2007, China tested an anti-satellite weapon by using a ballistic missile to destroy an aging weather satellite that was sailing along 535 miles above the Earth. The rubble created by the collision became a navigational hazard for other spacecraft. Of far more importance, the test was an unambiguous and highly dramatic announcement that China was not only a de facto superpower, but one with space programs commensurate with that status. Suddenly, some old Star Wars technology is being dusted off and re-examined. Award-winning author and former journalism professor William E. Burrows now turns his considerable talents to this subject in TO ARM THE HEAVENS: THE WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. Brilliant reportage, sharp-minded synthesis of ideas, and fantastic writing will make this not only an important book, but a fascinating one.

Two years ago, NPR put out an all-staff memo that read something like, “We’re starting up an initiative to do more podcasts, submit your proposals if you have an idea.” It got Rob Sachs thinking. A podcast. He could do that. He had done reporter pieces and a bunch of interviews. All he needed was a topic. He searched back through his life to see what he could reasonably claim to have some sort of expert knowledge in. He was a child of the ’80s, has a love of music, and is fanatical about Philadelphia’s sports teams. Well…that wasn’t really much of anything. But then he hit it: he had accumulated a completely inordinate amount of humiliating life experiences. He had always managed to find ways to be embarrassed, emasculated, or just flat-out shown up. Figuring it was time to cash in, WHAT WOULD ROB DO? was born. Growing out of his own embarrassing stories, Rob would invite in experts. He would relate what he had done versus what he should have done.Then he would ask the experts to offer their advice on how to, say, not make a fool of yourself around celebrities. Growing out of his podcasts, WHAT WOULD ROB DO? promises to be hilarious, unforgettable, and bizarrely informative.

One day Alex Hannaford is a journalist on the features desk of London’s daily Evening Standard newspaper. Next thing he knows, he’s moving across the pond and down a ways to the Lone Star State to be with his Texan girlfriend, Courtney. In his new role as a freelance journalist, Alex has to make a living in-and some sense out of-the place that spawned the cowboy, the chicken fried steak, and the Ku Klux Klan. He is interviewing serial killers, cult members, and bounty hunters. He has met a transvestite mayoral candidate and become a regular on death row. After moving from one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world to DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS, Alex has adventures he could not possibly have imagined and meets colorful, crazy, wonderful people along the way. He also falls in love with Texas. His memoir is the tale of an Englishman in Bush Country. It spans one amusing, fantastic, and deeply strange year and promises to be as weird and wild as Texas itself.

Dr. Sheri Speede runs one of the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in Africa, buried in dense Congo basin jungle, rimmed by an electrified fence, and reachable only by a single dirt road. Nearly 60 chimps (and counting) live in her sanctuary. Ten years ago, Dr. Speede gave up her veterinary practice in Oregon, moved to the central African country of Cameroon and started rescuing and caring for chimpanzees. She first liberated chimps kept as pets in private homes of wealthy urban Africans. Then, she aided those orphaned in the wild by hunters who’d killed their parents and siblings. Sheri Speede is an idealist who believes chimps are as valuable as human beings. Without fanfare, she is engaged in a daily struggle to enhance the lives of humanity’s nearest genetic relative-working on the front-lines of a global Great Ape movement. THE LADY WHO LOVES CHIMPS is her story. Dr. Speede has granted gifted journalist and author G. Pascal Zachary full access to her sanctuary and the result will be an inspiring and hopeful tale of one woman’s commitment to her own beliefs, as well as her courageous mission.

Let me tell you what menopausal women do at 3:00 a.m. They google old boyfriends. I don’t care if you’re a feminist lesbian living in Vermont on a commune for retired female welders. You will still google that old boyfriend and sit at the computer and wonder what would have happened if you had, in fact, married and divorced him. And if that doesn’t satisfy you, you begin looking up exotic locations and then imagine going to that place with your current husband. But you run into your old boyfriend with his shiny, brand new, 2008 model wife who is, in fact, young enough to be your illegitimate child if you hadn’t had that abortion in 1985. And you look at her and think, “God, she has my eyes.” At least, that’s what Amy Ferris does at 3:00 in the morning. 3:00 AM: MUSINGS FROM A MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LIFE CRISIS is her, by turns, hysterically funny and just plain hysterical account of the journey through the fresh hell that is menopause, vile nastiness that bubbled forth when she quit smoking, and her realization that she was obligated to love every part of herself-and not just the good stuff.

Joe Defede was acting boss of the Lucchese crime family for four years until he pleaded guilty to nine counts of racketeering in 1998. After four years in prison, Joe turned informant, was released from prison, and entered witness protection with his wife. Joe and Nancy Defede were married for 35 years, the last three of which were spent in hiding. Living together under assumed names far from their Howard Beach home sounded the death knell for Joe and Nancy’s marriage. SEDUCED BY THE MOB is Nancy Defede’s story. And it’s a helluva story. Fighting since the day they met, Joe and Nancy managed to make their marriage work for an awfully long time before aliases and secrecy did their marriage in, but not their love for each other. The story of two incredible people living together through the strangest of circumstances, SEDUCED BY THE MOB is the real life version of The Sopranos and Nancy captures it with humor, heart, and personality to spare.

A decade ago, Peter Canning wrote Paramedic, which chronicled his first year on the front lines of street medicine. In the years since, Canning has gone from newbie to veteran; continued to work as an EMT in Connecticut; run medical missions to poor villages in the Dominican Republic; traveled to the ravaged Gulf Coast of Mississippi in the aftermath of Katrina; and witnessed the resilience, hope, despair, betrayal, and love of people during their most trying times. His are stories that deal with critical issues of the day-the health care crisis, poverty, aging-and with the widest range of human emotions. Together, Canning’s essays represent his journey toward a truer understanding of his job and what is at the heart of our life-not the bright lights and sirens of the public spotlight, but the simple, quiet acts of kindness that connect and ennoble all humans. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Canning is a wonderful writer with astounding insight. THE LINE: A PARAMEDIC’S STORIES OF LIFE AND DEATH will be an unforgettable book.

For most of her adult life, Pesi Dinnerstein believed that she was engaged in a serious quest for spiritual truth. She was, though, totally overwhelmed by…stuff. THE KABBALAH OF CLUTTER is the story of her search for simplicity and order in a world overflowing with too much of everything. It is a memoir exploring her conflicted relationship with the material world and the many forms of clutter binding her to it. As someone stalked by bursting pipes, flooded basements, and leaking roofs, Pesi is the modern day Job of plumbing afflictions. She has moved more times than she even thought possible. For years, Pesi was packing and unpacking her life, feeling as though she would never have time to really understand her spirituality until she got rid of some stuff. Increasingly intimidated by the enveloping chaos of her own life, she was growing more and more desperate for someone or something to come along and save her. Call it God, call it enlightenment, call it a little miracle. What she cared about most was someone coming along to pull her out of the quicksand. But it was, ultimately, the quicksand itself, the clutter in her life, that led Pesi to a new and thoroughly unexpected pathway to God. THE KABBALAH OF CLUTTER is a memoir that speaks to anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things in their lives. It is a funny, introspective journey that will delight anyone who has ever felt spiritually disorganized.

By the time she turned twenty, Phyllis Chesler had become a character in a real-life fairy tale, one peopled by kings and princes, evil mothers-in-law, jealous sisters-in-law and compassionate strangers. Once upon a time, she was married to a man from Afghanistan. She thought he was a prince, both wealthy and wise. He looked like Omar Sharif and was as sophisticated and as charming. She had never met anyone who was as well traveled or had come from so far away and was swept off her feet. So she headed to Afghanistan and came of age with exotic travels, large feasts, a palatial household, imprisonment, violence, near death and, at the midnight hour, some unexpected kindness and an escape back to America. Over time, Phyllis came to realize that perhaps she had been destined for this particular adventure, not for romantic reasons, but in order to experience exactly what it is like to be a woman living under Muslim religious law. Ever after, she would know, in her bones, what gender apartheid is like. Maybe her firebrand American feminism was actually forged in that far away land, a land both cursed and blessed by history. Now, Chesler, noted feminist, a controversial figure for decades, dives into her own history for MY FIRST TRULY GRAND ADVENTURE: MY LONG AGO CAPTIVITY IN AFGHANISTAN AND HOW I ESCAPED AND BECAME A PIONEER AMERICAN FEMINIST-a stunning and revealing look at the roots of her efforts. It will be an important and spellbinding work.

Allan Duffin has served as writer/producer of over twenty programs for The History Channel and Discovery Networks. When doing research for one of his projects on law enforcement, he became captivated with the inspiring and impressive history of policewomen in the U.S. and was determined to write a book that would successfully portray their countless struggles and triumphs. For decades policewomen were forced into administrative roles, not permitted to wear a weapon, battled sexual harassment in the workplace and were denied the rights and responsibilities of their male counterparts. In POLICE WOMEN: A HISTORY IN BLUE, Allan will spotlight the stories of female pioneers in law enforcement; including the early “police matrons”, females in the military, and modern day female police chiefs who battled their way to the top. He will examine the media’s portrayal of female officers and will also compare overseas police departments with those in the U.S. Spanning over 160 years, this book will reveal the riveting history behind the policewoman’s uphill battle for respect, recognition, and the right to wear a badge. (Please note, the agent on this book is Adina Kahn.)

Most Americans are familiar with Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot” during the 1932 Cubs vs. Yankees World Series. What they don’t know is that among the 50,000 fans, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, was a convicted murderer named Harry Horton serving a life sentence, and his prison warden, Charles Ireland, who traveled from Iowa to attend the game. That summer-as Roosevelt battled Hoover for the presidency; as the nation drifted deeper into the Great Depression; and as civil strife threatened the peace of the country-America was rupturing at the seams. Nearly fourteen million Americans were unable to find jobs. The suicide rate rose. Families stood in line at soup kitchens, and homeless men cursed the government for speeding boxcars. World War I veterans, popularly called the Bonus Army, rolled into Washington to stage an angry protest. The nation clamored for change. But baseball gave people something to cheer about, and Babe Ruth’s “called shot” is a timeless moment in history that everyone in attendance will remember for a lifetime. Rich with historical context and detail, THE CALLED SHOT by Tom Wolf, is a riveting piece of historical nonfiction that uses several fascinating storylines to explore the world as it was then, much as Erik Larson did in The Devil in the White City. As the story in THE CALLED SHOT unfolds, readers will feel the excitement of a baseball season that coincides with one of the most dramatic summers in our nation’s history. (Please note, Stacey Glick is the agent on this project.)

Famous mystery author Barbara Thomas, who has strayed into the nonfiction realm with a new bestselling book that reveals, once and for all, the name of the killer the world calls Jack the Ripper, is paired with famed Ripperologist Henry McHugh, a renowned expert in all things Ripper. Brought together by an eager police detective investigating what he believes to be a Ripper recreation, the two rivals must put aside their differences long enough to piece together the identity of a killer who has ingeniously recreated the first murder committed by Jack the Ripper in 1888 and looks to be well on his way to re-committing the next four. THE RIPPEROLOGISTS by screenwriter John Gaspard is a high-concept contemporary thriller about two competing experts who are forced to work together to beat the clock when a copycat serial killer surfaces. With wit and suspense and against the backdrop of the fascinating subculture of Ripperologists, the story takes equal stabs at the world of publishing, Ripper studies, and modern romance as our two unlikely heroes use their (often contrary) knowledge of a 120-year-old murderer to face down a modern killer. (Please note, Stacey Glick is the agent on this project.)

At 39 seasons and still going, Sesame Street is TV’s longest-running daily show and the winner of more Emmys than any other series. Add to that The Muppet Show, as well as features and TV movies, and Jim Henson’s Muppets have been a major part of our lives for decades. And for 20 years, Emmy-winner Joe Bailey was a part of theirs. As a staff writer on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, as well as movies, albums, and Sesame Street Live!, Joe had a front-row seat to the creativity, camaraderie and wackiness that went into making a Jim Henson production. In HOLD THE FROG LEGS JOKES: TALES FROM A MUPPET WRITER, he shares that world with us, from missing the first staff meeting for The Muppet Show because Jim Henson had forgotten to officially hire him to learning that a joke that’s too bad to use once might just be bad enough to use three times. Brimming with wit, warmth and candor, HOLD THE FROG LEGS JOKES will appeal to those of us fascinated with peering behind the scenes and into the writer’s room as well as anyone who fondly remembers the world’s greatest frog/pig couple, Gonzo’s chicken girlfriend Camilla, or Ernie’s rubber ducky. (Please note, the agent on this project is Lauren Abramo.)


Via Magna purchased Spanish rights to David Morrell‘s FIRST BLOOD, and rights to his THE SPY WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS were acquired by Albatros in Poland, Hermes in Bulgaria, and Myrmidon in the UK. Barack Obama‘s DREAMS FROM MY FATHER sold to Bonniers in Sweden, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark, Gente in Brazil, K Adam in Greece, Matichon in Thailand, and Casa das Letras in Portugal. Pygmalion in France bought the rights to Michael Prescott‘s FINAL SINS. Polish rights to Michael Broder‘s THE ART OF LIVING SINGLE went to Helion. Dioptra purchased Greek rights to Suzanne Selfors‘s DAUGHTERS OF CRETE. Brian Harper‘s MORTAL PURSUIT will be published in the Czech Republic by Motto. Aurum Press acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to William McKeen‘s OUTLAW JOURNALIST. Simplified Chinese rights to G. Pascal Zachary‘s SHOWSTOPPER went to China Machine Press.

Audio rights to Joseph Hallinan‘s WHY WE MAKE MISTAKES sold to Nora Rawn at Random House Audio. Troy Juliar at Recorded Books bought audio rights to Jewell Parker Rhodes‘s YELLOW MOON.


World rights to Christie Matheson‘s SALTY SWEETS, SAVORY SWEETS, and SPICY SWEETS were sold by Stacey Glick to Valerie Cimino at Harvard Common Press.

Bill LeBlond at Chronicle acquired World rights to THE LATIN GRILL by Rafael Palomino with Arlen Gargagliano.

Michael Bourret sold World rights to Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson‘s GRAND CENTRAL BAKING to Lorena Jones at Ten Speed Press.

Herb Nass‘s THE 101 BIGGEST ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES was sold to Debbie Englander at Wiley in a World rights deal by Michael Bourret.

Marysue Rucci at Simon & Schuster bought World rights to Shreve Stockton‘s DAILY COYOTE from Stacey Glick.

World rights to Suzanne Selfors‘s COFEEHOUSE GIRL were sold to Emily Easton at Walker by Michael Bourret.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to Eugénie Olson‘s PREGNANCY HAIKUS and BRIDE HAIKUS to Mary Norris at Skirt!

STYLIZED by Mark Garvey sold to Michelle Howry at Fireside by Michael Bourret in a World rights deal.

Natalee Rosenstein at Berkley acquired A.J. Hartley‘s WHAT TIME DEVOURS from Stacey Glick. The author retains British and translation rights.

World rights to Claire and Mia Fontaine‘s untitled memoir sold to Cassie Jones at HarperCollins by Stacey Glick.

John Anderson‘s STAND BY HER sold to Stan Wakefield at AMACOM Books in a World rights deal.

Scott Allen at MacAdam/Cage acquired Peter Lefcourt‘s LE JET LAG. The author retains British and translation rights.

Michael Bourret sold World rights to Dale Basye‘s HECK Books 3&4 to Diane Landolf at Random House Children’s Books.

Tim Gallwey, Dr. John Horton, and Dr. Edd Hanzelik‘s THE INNER GAME OF STRESS sold to Mark Tavani at Random House in a World rights deal.

Charlie Spicer at St. Martin’s Press acquired Kevin McMurray‘s untitled true crime about Carlos Perez Olivia. The author retains British and translation rights.

World rights to DOUBLE STANDARDS by Jeremy Holt & AJ Rathbun were sold to Valerie Cimino at Harvard Common Press by Michael Bourret.

Jonathan Waxman‘s BARBUTO COOKBOOK was sold to Sydny Miner at Simon & Schuster. The author retains British and translation rights.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to Linda Permann‘s CROCHET ADORNED to Melissa Bonventre at Potter Craft.

Myles Thompson at Columbia University Press bought World rights to Bill Duggan‘s CAN BUSINESS SAVE THE WORLD? from Michael Bourret.

World rights to WINTER SOLDIER by Iraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron Glantz were sold to Anthony Arnove at Haymarket Books by Michael Bourret.

Jim McCarthy sold World rights to Richelle Mead‘s untitled books 4-6 in the SUCCUBUS BLUES series to John Scognamiglio at Kensington Books.

World rights to AJ Rathbun‘s DARK SPIRITS and CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS were sold by Michael Bourret to Valerie Cimino at Harvard Common Press.

Sarah Knight at Henry Holt acquired rights to Rhoda Janzen‘s HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS from Michael Bourret. The author retains British and translation rights.

John Forster and Marc Segan‘s THE BSAT OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE sold to Lisa Clancy at Running Press in a World English deal. The author retains translation rights.

Lauren Abramo sold World English rights to Jeff Horowitz‘s MY FIRST 100 MARATHONS to Bill Wolfsthal at Skyhorse. The author retains translation rights.

Linsay Knight at Random House Australia acquired rights to Allison Rushby‘s BLONDETOURAGE from Michael Bourret. The author retains North American rights.

North American rights to Carrie Friedman‘s MY PRE-PARTUM DEPRESSION were sold to Danielle Chiotti at Citadel by Stacey Glick.

Catherine Whitney‘s AND CROWN THY GOOD was sold to Bob Pigeon in a World rights deal.

Justin Schwartz at Wiley bought World rights to Ellie Krieger‘s untitled next cookbook.

OUR CHIEFEST PLEASURE by Mary Doria Russell sold to Jennifer Hershey at Random House in a World rights deal.

Michael Bourret sold Jill Alexander‘s A HOOD ORNAMENT IN THE NO-JESUS CHRISTMAS PARADE to Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends. The author retains British and translation rights.

Jeffrey Hertzberg and Zoë François‘s HEALTHY BREAD IN 5 MINUTES A DAY sold to Ruth Cavin at St. Martin’s Press. The authors retain British and translation rights.

Carrie Thornton at Three Rivers bought World rights to Colin Broderick‘s ORANGUTAN.

World rights to THE GREAT EIGHT by Scott Hamilton with Ken Baker sold to Debbie Wickwire at Thomas Nelson.

THE FEAR WITHIN by Scott Martelle sold to Leslie Mitchner at Rutgers University Press. The author retains British and translation rights.

Eric Price at Grove/Atlantic bought Michael Tucker‘s FAMILY MEALS. The author retains British and translation rights.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to Jackie Newgent, RD‘s THE GREAT GREEN COOKBOOK to Linda Ingroia at Wiley.

North American rights to Ron Silver and Rosemary Black‘s BUBBY’S BRUNCH sold to Pamela Cannon at Ballantine. The authors retain British and translation rights.

Jenna Helland‘s THE WEIGHTLESS CALCULATIONS was sold by Michael Bourret to Janine O’Malley at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The author retains North American rights.

Stacey Glick sold Shauna James Ahern‘s GLUTEN-FREE PREGNANCY to Christel Winkler and her DANCING IN THE KITCHEN to Justin Schwartz, both at Wiley, in World rights deals.

North American rights to WHAT’S A GOOD LIBERAL TO DO? by Fran Hawthorne were sold to Brian Halley at Beacon Press by Lauren Abramo. The author retains British and translation rights.

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