I've just come across a debut fiction deal that I think will appeal to BookPage readers (perhaps the same readers who have loved Marilyn Johnson's This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All). In winter 2011, Amy Einhorn Books will publish Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters, "about three adult sisters of an eccentric, renowned Shakespeare professor whose family motto is 'there is no problem a library card can't solve'," according to Publisher's Marketplace.
Not surprisingly, the first thing I thought of when I read the title is Harry Potter rock band The Weird Sisters. And their rocking music video "Do the Hippogriff." Of course, the original Weird Sisters were the three witches of Macbeth, which is probably where Brown is coming from. The book's already getting some buzz; novelist Caroline Leavitt recently tweeted that she was up until three reading a galley of the "knockout debut."
What do you think—will you check out The Weird Sisters?
By the way, this morning, Trisha wrote about Little Brown imprint Reagan Arthur Books, and it's not hard to drawn comparisons to Amy Einhorn, who has her own imprint at Putnam. Have you enjoyed any Amy Einhorn books? (Have you read The Help? The Postmistress? The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott?) And book bloggers have also hosted Amy Einhorn challenges.