〉The novel serves as a retelling of Enchanted April
Author Brenda Bowen has hit the market with her debut novel ENCHANTED AUGUST. A modern re-telling of Elizabeth Von Arnim’s Enchanted April, which itself was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film, the charming dramedy is proving to be a hot property, with film and television rights already being shopped to buyers.
The story, which is described as both poignant and surprising, centers on two unhappily married friends, Lottie and Rose, who decide to rent a cottage in Maine. Unable to afford it themselves, they recruit an indie movie star, Caroline, and elderly Beverly, who is recovering from a heartbreaking loss, to spend the month away with them, learning about life and themselves in the process.
Bowen is a literary agent who represents international best-selling authors and illustrators, as well as winners of Newbery and Caldecott awards. With a background of over 25 years in publishing, the literary world has eagerly anticipated Enchanted August, which was published by Pamela Dorman Books, an imprint of Viking, in the U.S. in June of this year, and in the U.K. by Vintage U.K. in July.
Kristen McRobbie | Staff Writer