March 1-15, 2004 Edition BOOK DEALS Book Deals for Late February
These deals and more are reported for mid to late February, 2004. Look for more deals in our next Authorlink edition, courtesy of PublishersLunch.com. Deals are rated as follows:“nice deal” $1 – $100,000 “good deal” $101,000 – $250,000 “significant deal” $251,000 – $500,000 “major deal” $501,000 and up NA, amount of the deal not available Author of bestseller and No. 1 BookSense pick MRS. KIMBLE Jennifer Haigh’s two additional novels, to Claire Wachtel at William Morrow, in a major deal, by Dorian Karchmar at Lowenstein-Yost Associates (world). Maria Lennon’s first novel LATCH, in which a thirty-eight year-old foreign correspondent, pregnant by her cheating surgeon boyfriend, returns home from war-torn Sierra Leone to L.A. where she throws herself into unlikely new friendships with a group of breast-feeding Hollywood wives and sees her past come back to haunt her when her two neatly separated worlds collide, to Shaye Areheart for her imprint at Harmony, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff (world, except German). Biographer of European royalty Carolly Erickson’s first novel THE JOURNAL OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, about the French queen told in the form of her diaries from her early teen years as an Austrian princess to her death by guillotine, to Charles Spicer at St. Martin’s, in a good deal, by Russell Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen (world English). Danny Baror handles translation.