The Girls from See Saw Lane is the first in a nostalgia trilogy from debut author Sandy Taylor [below], to be published in the UK by Bookouture.
Catherine Ryan Howard
Distress Signals by Irish author Catherine Ryan Howard is being positioned as The Girl on the Train meets Murder on the Orient Express. A man’s girlfriend disappears. His investigation leads him to a cruise ship where another girl has disappeared. It will be published in the UK in June 2016 by Corvus.
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Rachel B Glaser
Paulina and Fran by Rachel B Glaser follows two friends as they emerge from art school and begin their adult lives. It will be published in the UK by Granta Books, and by Harper Press in the USA. Glaser is a poet, writer and artist.
Granta Books in the UK will published two titles by Amy Bloom [below]. The Ballyhoo, to be published in 2016, explores the friendship and romance between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickock, who lived together in the White House during the 1940s.
Alberto’s Birthday, by debut novelist Diana Rosie, is set in Spain and tells the story of an old man – orphaned during the Spanish Civil War – and his grandson, who go in search of the former’s birthday. It will be published in the UK by Mantle in early 2016. Mantle also bought a second novel from Rosie.
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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is one of two novels by debut author Phaedra Patrick [below] to be published in the UK by Harlequin Mira. Arthur Pepper, 69, discovers a mysterious charm bracelet when going through his deceased wife’s possessions. The search for answers takes him to London, Paris and India as he learns more about his wife’s secret past. It will be published in hardback in January 2016.
Click here for Phaedra Patrick’s website.