Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner, Sept. 5) by Jesmyn Ward
Agency: Lynn Pleshette Agency
Ward, whose 2013 memoir was optioned by Lee Daniels, is a 2017 MacArthur fellow. Her newest novel, a National Book Award finalist, follows a 13-year-old boy and his meth-addicted mom as they pick his dad up from Mississippi’s notorious Parchman prison.
Renegades (Feiwel & Friends, Nov. 7) by Marissa Meyer
Meyer, whose popular YA trilogy The Lunar Chronicles (think classic fairy tales set in space) was optioned in 2013, returns with a future-set tale of a girl who has been raised by supervillains falling for a boy who has been raised by superheroes.
This story first appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.