Marcus Luttrell on the
New York Times Bestseller List
LONE SURVIVOR by Marcus Luttrell (with Patrick Robinson) has scored a trifecta on the New York Times Bestseller List: #1 Paperback Nonfiction, #1 E-Book Nonfiction and #1 Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction.
The Nigella Collection
Chatto & Windus are set to republish Nigella Lawson's nine books as the "Nigella Collection" with beautiful redesigned editions. The first two books, NIGELLA EXPRESS and HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS will be published in April 2014.
Anne Cassidy and Eoin Colfer Shortlisted
The shortlist for the Red House Children's Book Award for Older Readers features KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy and W.A.R.P.: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer.
DISNEY AND HARVEY WEINSTEIN TO DEVELOP ARTEMIS FOWL MOVIE
Disney is developing a movie based on ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer to be produced by Harvey Weinstein, with executive producers Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal.
The screenplay will be penned by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). The ARTEMIS FOWL books have sold over 21 million copies in print and are published in 44 languages worldwide. The full announcement in Variety can be read here.
ELEVEN DAYS by Lea Carpenter
(Two Roads (UK), Knopf (US), June 2013)
ELEVEN DAYS begins in May 2011. Sara’s son Jason has been missing for nine days in the aftermath of a special operations forces mission. Out of devotion to him, Sara–smart, modest, tough-minded–has made herself knowledgeable about things military, and, as a freelance editor, she frequently works for Washington policy makers and wonks. But she knows nothing more about her son’s disappearance than the press corps camped out in her driveway. In a series of flashbacks we learn about Jason’s absentee father: a man who claimed to have been a writer but who died, according to “insiders,” helping to make the country safer. Through letters Jason wrote his mother while training, we see him becoming a strong, compassionate leader. But his fate will be determined by events that fall outside the sphere of his training, and far outside the strong embrace of his mother’s love.
The novel weaves together years of Jason’s training in special operations forces with agonising days in the life of Sara as she waits for news of him. The book considers a classic question : why do nations send sons to wars and how can mothers bear it? As well as a touching picture of the bond between a mother and a son this is a unique look into the training, history and culture of one of the world’s elite forces. Page-turning and haunting, this is an astonishing debut which questions the very nature of sacrifice and love…