We are delighted to announce that historical fiction author Suzanne Kelman is joining Bookouture for a two-book deal.
Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired world rights from Andrea Hurst at Andrea Hurst & Associates, with a view to publishing A View Across the Rooftops in October 2019, and a second novel in early 2020.
A View Across the Rooftops tells the story of an ordinary man who finds himself forced to make an extraordinary decision – one that will change his life forever. It opens in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1941, where a man called Josef Held has a secret that he must keep from the people he cares about, and even the woman he is falling in love with. Because his secret is that he is not alone in his house. Since the night that the Nazis came for the Jews, and he opened his door…
Isobel Akenhead said,
This novel hooked me from the very first page. It is a powerful story, but a personal and emotionally devastating one – that will grip readers and leave them heartbroken but ultimately uplifted. I am so thrilled Suzanne will be joining us at Bookouture and am incredibly excited to be publishing A View Across the Rooftops.
Suzanne Kelman said,
I am thrilled to be joining the Bookouture team and working with them to bring A View Across the Rooftops to the world. This story was a labor of love for me, and I was overjoyed that Isobel Akenhead understood and connected with the heart of the story from the very beginning. I look forward to this new publishing adventure.
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