After her grandfather dies, twelve-year-old Lily Pruitt bonds with his beloved elephant, Queenie Grace, whom she once wanted nothing to do with, over their shared mourning. But when Queenie faces danger, Lily must find a way to save her new friend.
Spanning five decades, this book explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved and how the children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima Crisis) of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.
Barry Bennett is sick of his parents. They’re boring, too strict, and it’s their fault his name is Barry. So he makes a wish for better ones—and is whisked away to the Parent Agency, where kids get to pick out their perfect parents. But as he’s about to discover, choosing a new mom and dad isn’t as simple as it sounds…
UPDATE (05.12.16): Sony has closed on a pre-emptive deal for The Final Six, which has publishing bids heating up. The town has been buzzing over this red hot book proposal from author Alexandra Monir.
The high-concept dystopian story, set in a near-future world where people can download an omnipresent social media feed directly into their brains, is already generating tons of buzz on the TV and film rights market.
Imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team of six intrepid teenagers to create the first human settlement on Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.
Miramax announced on Tuesday it has “won the bid to option” film rights for Matthew Quick’s The Reason You’re Alive. Allison Shearmur is attached to produce with Quick set to adapt the book for the screen.
HarperCollins won a multi-house auction to serve as the publisher of Michael Mann Books, the publishing imprint founded by the Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer earlier this year.
Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, has a new novel in the works, the rights to which are already starting to turn heads on the rights market.
The Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker has been hired to pen the adaptation of former ESPN producer Lisa Fenn’s inspiration sports memoir, Carry On. The story about two disabled wrestlers from an impoverished Cleveland neighborhood is in the vein of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights.
Ghostbusters producer Ivan Reitman and his Montecito Picture Company will join forces with Anonymous Content to adapt Amy Foster’s forthcoming novel The Rift, the first in a new YA trilogy set to debut later this year.
Louise Erdrich, widely acclaimed as one of the country’s greatest literary talents, has a new novel hitting bookshelves in May. LaRose is the final volume of her trilogy which also includes The Plague of Doves and The Round House. The TV and film rights are now available.
After a tragic accident in which a young boy is killed, the man responsible follows an ancient means of retribution by giving his son LaRose to his grieving neighbors. Both families navigate their fragile emotional states, affected by the strange blood feuds and scores left unsettled.
William Doyle’s latest book, PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy, is a harrowing account of survival when the would-be president and his PT 109 crew found themselves shipwrecked during World War II in August 1943.
Documents the details of the events that would eventually pave John F. Kennedy’s path to presidency. When the U.S. Navy’s torpedo boat, PT 109, was struck by a Japanese destroyer, it was split in half and Kennedy and the surviving crewmen were left to die, clinging to the wreckage in the middle of the ocean.
Divergent author Veronica Roth has a pair of Young Adult novels in the works, set to be published by HarperCollins in 2017 and 2018, with the rights to both starting to seriously heat up on the market.
Maze Runner scribe Grant Pierce Myers has been hired to adapt Collen Oakes YA novel Queen Of Hearts, which was the winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.
Dreamworks has picked up Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone novelist Dennis Lehane’s latest after a heated bidding war. The psychological thriller looks to be the next in Lehane’s long-list of big screen adaptations.