im still off twitter but had an #mswl for agents: a book on the evolution of "I'm so sorry." How did it come to be considered the appropriate response for everything from stepping on someone's toe to comforting your friend who got dumped, to death and natural disaster?
#mswl also memoir/narrative nonfic that braids together research with personal experience. Kind of like 'The Crane Wife' essay, but a book, meets LAB GIRL. Extra points if it's about marine life because we all kind of wanted to be marine biologists when we were younger didnt we?
#mswl (for agents) I'm looking for magical realism all along the spectrum from THE NIGHT CIRCUS to Helen Oyeyemi. I'm also looking for funny novels with sharp teeth and voicey novels with international settings (beyond UK, though those are of course welcome)
Melissa Danaczko @mad2034#mswl Also, very specific but throwing it out into the world just in case: a novel or narrative history about the relationship between Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo