Borough Press lands Glen novel in 'significant' deal

Borough Press lands Glen novel in 'significant' deal

The Borough Press has landed All My Mothers by Costa shortlistee Joanna Glen in a “significant” five-figure deal.

Carla Josephson, senior commissioning editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Sue Armstrong at C&W in a significant five-figure deal. The title will be published in hardback, e-book and audio on 5th August 2021.

The synopsis explains: “When her parents’ relationship crumbles, Eva begins looking for a different, better life: a proper family, a perfect mother and, importantly, real love. Her desire to find where she belongs leads Eva on a journey spanning years and continents – and, along the way, she meets women who challenge her idea of what a mother should be and who will change her life forever…”

Glen is the author of the 2019 Costa First Novel Prize-shortlisted The Other Half of Augusta Hope (also The Borough Press), which has sold more than 100,000 copies to date, according to the publisher.

She said: “I am delighted to be back in the hands of Carla and the brilliant Borough team who worked their magic on my debut novel. All My Mothers began with a question in my mind. What would it be like to think that you’d ended up with the wrong mother? I loved writing this story: Eva's range of possible and impossible families, her risky attempts at friendship, her unexpected epiphanies, her passion for the ancient city of Córdoba — and the sometimes terrible, sometimes wonderful, always powerful, impact of love.”

Josephson added: “No one writes of the joy and heartbreak of life as thoughtfully and beautifully as Jo does. Eva’s story is entirely bewitching — All My Mothers explores yearning, grief and love in all its forms, and I can’t wait for readers to be swept away.”