Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A book deal indeed!

Hey, who says I don't review books that are timely?

Well, no one, actually--at least not yet. In any case, here is some cutting edge proof: Publisher's Weekly just listed a deal that, although in memoir form, sounds almost identical to the book I reviewed two days ago.

David Matthews' ACE OF SPADES, about growing up the son of a black man and a white, Jewish mother who abandoned him at birth, describing life on both sides of America's color line, to Vanessa Mobley at Holt, in a pre-empt, by Kate Lee of ICM (NA).

What are the odds? Good. Because some POD titles (like 1 in 500) are just as timely, as thought-provoking, and well-written as everything by the majors.