Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Legend Press to publish Joanne Burn’s debut novel

DKW are extremely proud to announce Legend Press’s acquisition of Petals And Stones, the debut novel from Joanne Burn which will be published 6th September 2018.

When Uma discovers her husband’s infidelity just hours before his untimely death, the carefully woven threads of her life begin to unravel…

Struggling to manage the grief of those around her, she escapes to a remote cottage by the coast where she swims in the winter sea, cooks the forgotten Keralan dishes of her childhood and begins the search for her husband’s lover. It isn’t long before Uma realises what she must do to pick up the tattered threads of her life. But will her choices jeopardise the only family she has left?

Ella Kahn said “Petals And Stones is a compelling and poignant exploration of love and grief from a very talented writer, and I’m thrilled that Legend Press will be publishing it. Lauren immediately connected with Joanne’s novel in just the right way, so it feels like a perfect fit!’

Commissioning Editor Lauren Parsons bought UK/Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights from Ella Kahn at DKW Literary Agency and described it as “A novel filled with emotional warmth and resilience, and an effortless writing style which will strike a cord with our readers.”

Author Joanne Burn said “Watching Petals and Stones make its journey out into the world is completely thrilling. I’m incredibly grateful to everyone at Legend Press, especially Lauren for her enthusiasm and commitment, and to my wonderful agent, Ella, for all her support and hard work.”