11:00am PT by Andy Lewis, Tatiana Siegel
Rights Available! Pulitzer Prize Winner Returns With WWII Tale
Manhattan Beach (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 3) by Jennifer Egan
Agency: ICM Partners
HBO passed over Egan's Pulitzer-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad for Vinyl. This time she delves into historical fiction for a Brooklyn-set World War II tale of a young girl (with a mysteriously missing father) who becomes a trailblazing diver at the Navy Yard.
If, Then (Random House, 2019) by Kate Hope Day
This debut novel about four people in a sleepy Oregon town who have visions of other lives they have lived (said to evoke The Leftovers and Philip K. Dick) was a hot title at the Frankfurt Book Fair and scored a reported seven-figure advance.
This story first appeared in the Oct. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.