Brazos Signs Homeless Outreach Worker’s Debut

Brazos editor Katelyn Beaty took world rights from Angela Scheff of the Christopher Ferebee Agency to Praying with Our Feet by Lindsey Krinks, an activist and founder of the interfaith non-profit Open Table Nashville. The book, which is slated for publication in spring 2021, explores Krinks’ personal experiences with impoverished and homeless people, challenging readers to question what it means to truly serve the poor, according to the publisher.

Gandhi-Inspired Memoir Lands at Sounds True

Susan Raihofer at David Black Agency sold world rights (excluding India, the U.K., and Germany) to Sounds True’s Haven Iverson for Perry Garfinkel’s Being Gandhi, which describes his attempt to live according to Gandhi’s ethical and moral standards in today’s world, according to the publisher. Garfinkel (Buddha or Bust) is a journalist, a New York Times contributor, and a writing teacher. The book is slated for publication in fall 2021.

Univ. of Toronto’s Imprint Doubles Up

New Jewish Press, an imprint of University of Toronto Press (UTP), has acquired two books related to modern Jewish life slated for publication next spring. In the first deal, Eric Meyers at Myers Literary Management brokered world rights to UTP acquisition editor Natalie Fingerhut to The Conflict Over the Conflict by Kenneth Stern. The director of the recently formed Center for Hate Studies at Bard College, Stern examines the impacts of the Israel/Palestine debate on higher education as partisans try to silence one another, according to the press. Fingerhut also took world rights to The A-Z of Intermarriage in a deal brokered directly with the author, Rabbi Denise Handlarski. The book is based on Hadlarski’s experiences as a marriage counselor. It focuses on Christian-Jewish unions and the marital difficulties that arise from having different religious backgrounds.