Two Roads has acquired a début novel that has been picked by Oprah Winfrey for her Book Club 2.0.
Lisa Highton bought British Commonwealth rights excluding Canada to Ruby by Cynthia Bond from Lance Fitzgerald at Crown US.
Ruby is an “epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her”.
Highton said: “This amazing debut has already been compared to Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Zora Neale Hurston – and yet Ruby is really unlike anything I have ever read. Cynthia Bond and Ruby just took my breath away.”
Two Roads will publish in B format paperback on 12th May and the e-book is available now.