Rights Available! Mitch Albom's Latest Book Tackles the Power of Music

The author's 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' and Janice Y.K. Lee's 'The Expatriates,' a follow-up to her 2009 best-seller 'The Piano Teacher,' are both generating buzz.
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Mitch Albom's 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto'

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The Expatriates (Viking) by Janice Y.K. Lee
Agencies: ICM, The Park Literary Group

The former Elle editor's follow-up to her 2009 period best-seller The Piano Teacher depicts three American expatriates in Hong Kong struggling with marriage and motherhood, and it has publishing insiders buzzing ahead of its January unveiling.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto (HarperCollins) by Mitch Albom
Agency: CAA

Ripe for a big musical feature or a Broadway adaptation, the Tuesdays With Morrie author's latest book weaves a mystical tale about the power of music through the life of a talented fictional guitarist who influenced music's biggest icons (including Hank Williams, The Beatles and Elvis Presley).

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