Sara Gruen Acquisition


03 Dec 2014

Lisa Highton of Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired rights to a new novel by Sara Gruen, author of international bestsellers APE HOUSE and WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.

To date, Gruen’s novels have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was made into a hit movie with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, and has just been announced as one of the twenty titles selected for World Book Night 2015, with copies being distributed via the WBN giving process on 23rd April 2015.

Gruen’s new novel, titled AT THE WATER’S EDGE, is a gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War. Lisa Highton acquired UK rights from Sarah Lutyens and it will be published in Two Roads hardback in June 2015. The novel will be published by Random House in the US with rights already sold in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Brazil, ANZ, Russia and Israel.

Two Roads Publisher Lisa Highton said: ‘Sara has created another spellbinding period piece sure to appeal to her fans. Completely page-turning.’

‘An intoxicating blend of history and legend set against the thrilling backdrop of a hunt for the world's most famous monster. Sara Gruen has an exquisite eye for detail, and she evokes the haunted – and haunting – landscape with her signature passion, freshness and scope. Atmospheric and gritty, the compelling tale of Madeline's struggle to redefine herself in a world gone mad will linger long after you turn the final page... I love this marvellous, marvellous book’
Joshilyn Jackson, bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story

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