Rights Available! "Wife Bonus" Book Up for Grabs

A novel by Wednesday Martin with juicy revelations about rich Upper East Side women and a new tome from best-selling author Christopher Pike are among the new works ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Simon and Schuster
'Primates of Park Avenue'

A version of this story first appeared in the June 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

As much of the industry converged on BookExpo America (BEA) in New York from May 27 to 29, very few new books were shopped this past week. Among the group that hit the marketplace was a dishy nonfiction tome about Manhattan's 1 percent and a YA title about a teen girl with a secret but dangerous power to heal.

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin (Simon & Schuster)
Agencies: Miriam Altshuler Literary/UTA

A killer title, newsy revelations (Upper East Side women getting annual "wife bonuses") and lots of coverage in The New York Times have garnered this nonfiction book chronicling motherhood among rich New Yorkers attention around town.

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike (Simon & Schuster)
Agency: Gotham Group

The upcoming novel from The New York Times best-selling author, who has written more than 40 teen thrillers, centers on a boy in love with a mysterious girl new to town, who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal. But the ability comes at a great cost.