Word On The Street- 6/12/19
Welcome to Word On The Street this week. This column will be weekly as of today!
Here are highlights of book world this week…
1. Author Kimmery Martin revealed the cover of her next novel, The Antidote for Everything which comes out in February 2020 from Berkley Publishing. Talk about a timely subject! Both the blurb from Catherine McKenzie and the book’s description made me pre-order it!
Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked people, but her romantic life has fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend, Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and who has become as close as family to her.
Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah receives startling news: the hospital intends to fire doctors who refuse to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Disturbed by the hospital’s actions, the two of them concoct a plan to persuade the board to reverse its decision. But when the strategy spirals out of control, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers in a last-ditch effort to battle injustice.
2. Liane Moriarty wrote an unpublished novella sequel to Big Little Lies and persuaded Meryl Streep to join the cast in Season Two. Read about it here from Hollywood Reporter.
3. Several new book deals were announced this week from favored authors:
- Lauren Willig, author of The Summer Country (just released) and a host of other fabulous novels, has a new two-book deal with William Morrow. In the Spring of 2021, she will publish an as yet untitled book about the Smith College Relief Unit, who defied male military authorities and social convention to bring aid to the war-ravaged villages of occupied France during World War I and wound up on the front lines themselves.
- Georgia Hunter, author of We Were The Lucky Ones is writing One Good Thing, a dual timeframe novel set both in World War II Italy and in the present on a New England island, in which a young woman comes to learn the life-changing truth about her family’s Holocaust-era past. This will publish in the Spring of 2022 from Pamela Dorman Books.
- NYT and USA Today bestseller (and crowd favorite) author Sarah McCoy’s Mustique, in which a Texas heiress fleeing a bad marriage turns up on the exclusive Caribbean resort island of Mustique during its 1970s heyday of celebrities, royals, and playboys will publish in the Summer of 2021 from William Morrow.
4. Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane came out on May 28th from Scribner and immediately became a New York Times best seller. Now Film and TV rights were sold. Read it and then look forward to watching it!
5. Did you see the fabulous shot of Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington for Hulu’s adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng? Check it out on EW here.
6. I am loving the new gorgeous Amazon pages for some books. I especially love the page for Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner and Honestly We Meant Well by Grant Ginder. Honestly, how could you not buy these books with these pages!
The 30th Anniversary of Diane Chamberlain’s Books
The paperback release of The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain on June 4th marks Chamberlain’s 30th year as a published author. Wow! I have long been a fan of Chamberlain. The Dream Daughter was one of my Top Books in 2018. Chamberlain’s The Stolen Marriage was a Top Book in 2017 and Pretending to Dance was a Top Book in 2015.
Clearly I am a huge fan!
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