A fire deep underground in a silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, in 1972, killed 91 miners; two men were miraculously found alive seven days later by rescue teams. The story, the latest in a series of national disasters revisited in narrative fiction vein, will be told by author Gregg Olsen (Confessions of an American Black Widow) in a book just preempted by senior editor Emily Loose at Crown. She bought world English rights for six figures in a deal conducted by agent Susan Raihofer at the David Black agency. The plan is to publish The Day the Men Died in the fall of 2003.
Volume 248 Issue 23 06/04/2001