Linda Holeman

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www.lindaholeman.com

Linda has been a member of Manitoba Artists in the Schools Program, has toured with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, served as a mentor in the Manitoba Writers’ Guild Mentor Program, taught creative writing through the University of Winnipeg’s Continuing Education, served on many juries, including the Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature, and created and facilitated numerous writing workshops on many aspects of the writing process to both students and adults nationally and internationally. She held a nine-month term as Writer-in-Residence at the Millienium Library in Winnipeg, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for Turnstone Press and on the board of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. As well as being published in many journals and periodicals, her work has often been anthologized in Canada – most noticeably in The Journey Prize Anthology – and abroad. Linda has also acted as guest editor for a Young Adult issue of Prairie Fire Magazine, for which she was awarded the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Editor Award. Linda’s novels have been published around the world in over 12 languages. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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The Devil on her Tongue

A spellbinding story of loss, romance and betrayal set in 18th-century Portugal, from internationally bestselling Canadian historical fiction author Linda Holeman.

Diamantina is 13 when her father, a Dutch sailor who washed up on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, abandons her and her African-born mother and sets off for the New World. Unbaptized, tainted by her mother’s witchcraft and her foreign blood, the girl is an outcast who seems doomed in her struggle to survive. Diamantina refuses to accept her destiny and vows to escape her circumstances and forge a life of her own, no matter the cost. But as the price of her desires rises, can she live with the choices she has made?

Diamantina’s odyssey to change her life is a sweeping narrative of starvation and plenty, cruelty and love, disaster and triumph.

Rights sold:
Canada – Random House

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The Lost Souls of Angelkov

From the jacket: 
“From one of Canada’s finest historical novelists, an intricately woven story of revenge, deception, love and redemption set against the turbulent social upheavals of 1860s Russia…the historical sweep of Gone with the Wind, with a Russian twist, as serfs abandon the great landowners’ estates after they are emancipated by the Tsar in 1861 and the old order crumbles.”

Rights sold:
Canada – Doubleday Canada, France – Plon Publishing, Germany - Verlagsgruppe Random House, Italy - Newton and Compton

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The Linnet Bird

A historical saga set in the 1820′s and 30′s, Linda’s editor at Headline Publishers – Harriet Evans – describes the novel as “Catherine Cookson meets The Far Pavilions in a sweeping tale of nineteenth century England and India.

Rights sold:
Denmark – Borgens Forlag, France – Plon + France Loisirs Book Club, Germany – Club Premiere Bertelsmann + Goldmann, Greece – Oceanida Publishers, Norway – Damm, Poland – Bertelsmann Poland, Portugal – Bertrand Editora, Russia – Hemiro Ltd, Serbia – Magnet, Spain – Random House Mondadori, Sweden – Richters Forlag, The Netherlands – Unieboek BV, UK - Headline, US – Crown

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The Moonlit Cage

From the jacket:
Pree Fincastle, daughter of impoverished British missionaries in India, is left alone and destitute when tragedy strikes.   Turned away by the Church, she embarks on a journey in search of Kai, the son of her mother’s ayah, and the only person she can trust.  But Kai is not the man Pree thought he was, and the secrets he holds will unlock the door to another world, another time – and, shockingly, another life.

Haunting, powerful, and heartbreaking, In a Far Country tells of an enthralling journey.  From the whispering Ravi River to the bustling Grand Trunk Road, from the cantonments of Lahore to the bazaars of Peshawar, this is a breathtaking story of penury and prostitution, of tragedy and bloodshed, of secrets and love. But ultimately it is a story of hope; a story that, once read, will never be forgotten.

Rights sold:
France – LIbrairie Plon SA + France Loisirs Book Club + J’ai Lu Publishers, Germany – Club Premiere Bertelsmann + Goldmann Page & Turner, Poland – Bertelsmann Poland, Portugal – Bertrand Editora, The Netherlands – Unieboek BV, UK - Headline, US – Crown

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In a Far Country

From the jacket:
Pree Fincastle, daughter of impoverished British missionaries in India, is left alone and destitute when tragedy strikes.   Turned away by the Church, she embarks on a journey in search of Kai, the son of her mother’s ayah, and the only person she can trust.  But Kai is not the man Pree thought he was, and the secrets he holds will unlock the door to another world, another time – and, shockingly, another life.

Haunting, powerful, and heartbreaking, In a Far Country tells of an enthralling journey.  From the whispering Ravi River to the bustling Grand Trunk Road, from the cantonments of Lahore to the bazaars of Peshawar, this is a breathtaking story of penury and prostitution, of tragedy and bloodshed, of secrets and love. But ultimately it is a story of hope; a story that, once read, will never be forgotten.

Rights sold:
Germany – Club Premiere Bertelsmann + Goldmann Verlag, Poland – Bertelsmann Media, The Netherlands – Unieboek BV, UK - Headline

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The Saffron Gate

From the jacket: 
“When a tragic accident shatters Sidonie O’Shea’s sheltered life in upstate New York, doctor Etienne Duverger helps her find hope again. Etienne introduces Sidonie to a world beyond her four walls and, as her body begins to heal, they fall in love. But when Etienne disappears, leaving nothing behind but a letter from Morocco, Sidonie decides to follow him to Marrakech. She embarks on a treacherous journey, desperate for answers. Yet nothing can prepare for her what she is about to discover, both about the man she loves and an unknown country steeped in mystery, magic and the darkest of secrets…”

Rights sold:
Denmark – Borgen, France – Plon + Editions France Loisirs, Germany - Goldmann, Norway – Damm, Poland – Swiat Ksiazki, The Netherlands – Unieboek BV, UK - Headline

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