Congratulations to Paula McLain, author of Stumble, Gorgeous (New Issues, 2005) and Less of Her (New Issues 1999) on the placement of her novel!
Ballantine Books has won a heated auction for US rights in The Great Good Place by Paula McLain, a novel written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, about the couple's life together in Europe in the early 1920's. Canadian rights have been pre-empted by Doubleday Canada, and other foreign auctions are in progress. Random House Group executive editor Susanna Porter acquired rights from agent Julie Barer. Contact: jbarer (at) barerliterary (dot) com
For the whole scoop, read the New York Observer article: "Novel About Hemingway Sold to 'Loving Frank' Editor For North of Half a Million"