New Books with a Hollywood Flair (December) – The Hollywood Reporter
What books may have potential for film or television? Available rights is a look at some notable new and upcoming titles that studios like (and that have been purchased). Below are the headlines featured in the October, November and December issues of Hollywood journalist, all of which were available at the time of publication of their respective issues.
No beauties or monsters (DELACORTE PRESS, DEC 7)
THROUGH Tara Goedjen AGENCY Large-view
Strange things meets VÃ©ronique Mars in this supernatural mystery set in the California desert community of Twentynine Palms, where a young woman returns just as her childhood friend goes missing and she begins to have visions of monsters at night.
The beasts of a small country (ECCO, DEC 7)
THROUGH Juhea kim AGENCY UTA
Set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement in the 1910s, the sprawling, decades-long story includes a massive set of characters but centers on a girl who was sold to a courtesan school and later becomes a famous actor.
All of us bad guys (TOR TEEN, NOV 9)
THROUGH Amanda Gourmande and Christine Lynn Herman AGENCY APA
This fantastic story, similar to The hunger Games, focuses on seven old families in a small town who engage a teenager in each generation in a duel to the death; the victor gains access to the world’s secret source of high magic.
A day like this (LAKE UNION, NOVEMBER 1)
THROUGH Kelley mcneil AGENCY House of Writers
Driving her young daughter, a woman has a car accident. When she wakes up, she is told that she has no children. The woman must then decipher whether her new reality – one where she is also a successful Manhattan artist – is a lie that everyone is involved in.
As the wicked one shows (WILLIAM MORROW, OCTOBER 26)
THROUGH Tamron Room AGENCY WME
The Journalist’s Debut Novel begins a series that follows a journalist called upon to investigate the murder of black women (Hall’s sister was murdered). The protagonist must unravel the murder of two victims in Chicago by a suspected serial killer.
Ski weekend (SPARKPRESS, OCTOBER 26)
THROUGH Rektok ross AGENCY The Unter agency
A teenage survival story follows a sister as she tries to save her younger brother’s life after their SUV crashed into a snowdrift on a road trip, leaving them and theirs behind. friends stranded in freezing temperatures.
Detritus (MIRA, October 26)
THROUGH Kim yau AGENCY Echo Lake
In climate-changed Appalachians, where plastic is the bargaining chip, a single mother works as a plastic âpickerâ while trying to locate her kidnapped son, who was sold for child labor.
The death of Jane Lawrence (PRESSE SAINT-MARTIN, OCTOBER 5)
THROUGH Caitlin starling AGENCY WME
It is Rebecca meets The Haunting of Hill House in this story of a practical woman seeking a marriage of convenience with the town doctor who then uncovers supernatural secrets in her fiance’s ruined family estate.
The survivors (DOUBLE DAY, OCTOBER 5)
THROUGH Alex schulman AGENCY WME
The family melodrama, which has been compared to Atonement, tells the story of three brothers who return to a cottage by a lake to disperse their mother’s ashes and deal with a tragic family accident that has occurred and has sent the boys into separate spirals.
Vanderbilt (HARPERCOLLINS, SEPTEMBER 21)
THROUGH Anderson Cooper and Katherine howe AGENCY UTA
The rise and fall of one of America’s best-known families is recounted by one of their own, CNN presenter Anderson Cooper, as the story moves from the docks of old Manhattan to the Gilded Age apartments from Fifth Avenue to present-day New York.
The disappearance of the temple house (ALGONQUIN, JULY 6)
THROUGH Rachel Donohue AGENCY WME
A high school student and a charismatic art teacher disappear from a Catholic boarding school for girls run by repressive nuns. Twenty-five years later, a reporter goes to school to find out what happened.