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VACLAV AND LENA:
Both the children of Russian émigrés, Vaclav’s burgeoning love of perform-ing magic is indulged by hardwork-ing parents pursuing the Americandream, while troubled orphan Lenais caught in a domestic situation nochild should suffer through. Taken inas one of her own by Vaclav’s big-hearted mother, Lena might ﬁnally beable to blossom; in the naive youngmagician’s eyes, she is destined to be his “faithful assistant”...butafter a horriﬁc discovery, the two are ripped apart without evena goodbye. Years later, they meet again. But will their past oncemore conspire to keep them apart?
978-1-4000-6931-6 | $25.00 | 50,000 | The Dial Press | HC | May978-0-307-39935-9 | $29.95C | Knopf Canada | HC |
TINY SUNBIRDS,FAR AWAY
12-year-old Blessing is a charac-ter whose authenticity and charmwill remind you of Francie Nolanfrom
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
.Watson writes about some of themost pressing issues in Africa to-day, including the horrors of genitalmutilation and the environmental de-struction wrought by oil companies,all without the ubiquitous cynicism of so many modern writers. Modern Africa through naïve eyes/Poten-tial YA crossover.
978-1-59051-466-5 | $15.95/$17.95C | 50,000 | Other Press | TR | May |
THE UPRIGHT PIANOPLAYER:
Henry Cage seems to have it all: asuccessful career, money, a beautifulhome, and a reputation for being a just and principled man — and thenit all begins to unravel. Most shock-ingly, he is the victim of a seeming actof random violence which escalatesinto a prolonged harassment. Who isdoing this? And why? An acutely ob-served novel about the myriad ways inwhich life tests us.
978-0-385-53442-0 | $21.95/$24.95C | 15,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | June |
DAUGHTERS OF THEREVOLUTION:
1968. The prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School is engulfed bythe social and political storms of inte-gration, coeducation, and the sexualrevolution. Due to a clerical error theSchool admits its ﬁrst female student:Carol Faust, a brilliant, intractableﬁfteen-year-old black girl. A ferocious-ly intelligent, richly sensual novel aboutthe awkward collision of privilege,tradition, and the possibility of radical social change.
978-0-307-59473-0 | $23.95/$26.95C | 30,000 | Knopf | HC | June |
THE GHOST OFGREENWICH VILLAGE:
In the tradition of Sophie Kinsellaand Lauren Weisberger comes thischarming debut about a young wom-an who moves to Manhattan in searchof romance and excitement, only toﬁnd that her apartment is haunted bythe cantankerous ghost of an old BeatGeneration writer, who needs her helpin ﬁnishing his life’s work.
New York, NY
978-0-345-52621-2 | $15.00/$17.00C | 50,000 | Ballantine | TR | June |
Opening a door to little-known Nepal,this is a gripping debut novel aboutPeter, an American volunteer doctorand his teenage daughter, Alex, whoselives are changed when they move toKathmandu and ﬁnd themselves in themidst of civil war. When Peter is sum-moned to aid a pair of Western climb-ers who have been seriously injured onMount Everest, Peter and Alex’s livesare suddenly turned into a nightmareof fear and violence.
El Sobrante, CA
978-1-4000-6978-1 | $25.00/$28.95C | 20,000 | Spiegel & Grau | HC | June |