Penguin Canada editorial coordinator Justin Stoller has acquired rights to Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, a book of essays, graphs, timelines, maps, and photo illustrations from the anonymous creators of the Twitter parody account @Stats_Canada. Publication is scheduled for fall 2013.
Toronto-based author Danny Appleby and illustrator Lauren Pirie’s debut ELLA & THE BALLOONS IN THE SKY, a whimsical story of a young girl coming to terms with the loss of her pets and learning to keep their memory alive, has been sold to Tara Walker at Tundra Books, with Samantha Swenson editing, for publication in Fall 2013!
Congrats Danny and Lauren!
FOREVER, INTERRUPTED is coming out in July 2013.
“Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a poignant and heartfelt exploration of love and commitment in the absence of shared time that asks, what does it take to be the love of someone’s life?” (Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus New York Times bestselling authors)
“Sweet, heartfelt, and surprising, Forever Interrupted is a story about a young woman struggling to find her way after losing her husband. These characters made me laugh as well as cry, and I ended up falling in love with them, too.” (Sarah Pekkanen author of The Best of Us)
Elsie and Ben are average twenty-somethings, but this is not your average love story. It begins bright and promising: the newlywed couple is head over heels in love, having eloped six months after they met. But it all shatters in an instant; Ben out riding his bike, is hit by a truck—and dies on impact.
Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, his body has already been taken to the hospital. When she arrives, Elsie is greeted by an unexpected visitor—her mother-in-law, Susan, whom she has never met and who doesn’t even know she exists.
Both are seared with grief; Susan is still mourning the death of her own husband several years earlier, and the loss of her only son is almost too much to bear. The two women immediately sour on one another, fighting over what to do with Ben’s belongings and how to fulfill his wishes. But as time goes by, Susan and Elsie both realize that despite the terrible accident that brought them together, they are now the only family they have left.
Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will make you laugh, make you cry, and remind you that there’s more than one way to live happily ever after.
Gemini Award winning TSN SportsCentre host Jay Onrait’s ANCHORBOY, very humorous essays, personal anecdotes and insider information about sportscasting in the tradition of David Sedaris, has been sold to Karen Milner at Wiley.
Foreign and translation rights available from the Taryn Fagerness Agency.
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s women’s fiction debut FOREVER, INTERRUPTED (previously titled THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE) is getting fantastic international attention!
FOREVER, INTERRUPTED was sold at auction in Germany to Diana/Heyne and in a pre-empt in Italy to Sperling!
FOREVER, INTERRUPTED will be coming out next summer with Atria/Simon & Schuster.
I’m delighted to announce that Cordon Bleu certified chef and holistic nutritionist Lorene Sauro’s A PASTRY QUEEN GOES GREEN, containing delicious and healthy recipes for pastries, pies, cakes, breads, and cookies that help families to transition from using white sugar and white flour to natural sugar and whole-wheat flour, has been sold to Michael Burch at Whitecap for publication in Spring 2013!
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