SONGTELLER by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton's DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER: MY LIFE IN LYRICS, a celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend, mining over 60 years of songwriting, highlighting 175 of her songs with personal stories behind the lyrics, and containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton's archives, to Christine Carswell and Rebecca Hunt at Chronicle. Also, a separate, simultaneous audio original book to Brian Sweany and Troy Juliar at Recorded Books.
ME & PATSY KICKIN' UP DUST by Loretta Lynn
NYT bestselling author and country music legend Loretta Lynn's ME & PATSY KICKIN' UP DUST, a celebration of Loretta's iconic friendship with Patsy Cline, to Suzanne O'Neill at Grand Central, at auction, in a major deal, in a two-book deal, by Steve Troha and Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management (World).
QUEEN ELIZABETH II and ELIZABETH & MARGARET by Andrew Morton
Historical biographer and author of WALLIS IN LOVE and MEGHAN Andrew Morton's QUEEN ELIZABETH II, a biography of the queen's life and rule; and ELIZABETH & MARGARET, delving into the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret, to Gretchen Young at Grand Centra.
BLOOD AND OIL by Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Coauthor of BILLION DOLLAR WHALE Bradley Hope and fellow WSJ reporter Justin Scheck THE MASTERMIND, the story of Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, showing how he is remaking the Middle East, American foreign policy, and the business world by spending tens of billions of dollars; a narrative that exposes the inner workings of a new era of global financial superpowers, to Paul Whitlatch at Hachette Books, with Brant Rumble editing, in a significant deal.
THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH by John Birdsall
John Birdsall's JAMES BEARD: THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH, a reassessment of James Beard's life, chronicling how the failed actor turned caterer became such a widely-read food personality and author, tracing how Beard's personal call for a return to America's natural bounty and an embrace of pleasure in cooking and eating brought cuisine into culture, and in the process constructed what we understand as "American Food," to Maria Guarnaschelli at Norton, in a significant deal, at auction).
YOUR LIFE IN MOTION and LETTERS TO MISTY by Misty Copeland
Children's: Middle Grade
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland's YOUR LIFE IN MOTION, a guided journal filled with prompts, quizzes, and tips for young readers, and LETTERS TO MISTY, a non-fiction collection of advice from Misty from letters she has received over the years, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.
WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME? by Caroline Maguire
Child development specialist Caroline Maguire's WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME?, a practical guide for parents to help any child to overcome chronic social exclusion or disruption using the author's Play Better Plan, an executive function skills coaching guide that targets specific social skills deficits (difficulty taking turns, trouble listening to others, inability to say hello first), to Leah Miller at Grand Central Life & Style, at auction, by Dado Derviskadic and Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (NA).