Turner Publishing has acquired a new novel, and a number of backlist titles, by Barbara Wood. Executive editor Diane Gedymin took North American rights from agent Harvey Klinger. Wood, whose former publishers include St. Martin's Press, is a New York Times bestseller and has also written under the name of Kathryn Harvey. Turner is planning to publish her new novel, The Divining, in May 2012.

For the backlist push, Turner plans on releasing trade paperback and e-books editions of 16 of Wood's books; these titles will be published at the same time as The Divining, which is bowing in hardcover.