Debut novel ‘Half Moon Lake’ sold to US
US and Canadian rights to Kirsten Alexander’s debut novel Half Moon Lake (Bantam, January 2019) have been acquired by Grand Central, an imprint of Hachette Book Group.
Natasha Solomun of Jacinta di Mase Management sold the rights to Grand Central publisher Beth deGuzman ahead of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Half Moon Lake is inspired by the true story of four-year-old Bobby Dunbar who went missing in the woods of Louisiana in the mid-1900s and, when found, was claimed by two mothers.
Grand Central Publishing, formerly Warner Books, came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprint editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Grand Central Publishing now publishes in hardcover, trade paperback and mass market imprints across a range of categories.
Half Moon Lake will be published by Grand Central in early 2020.