The Virtue of Sin – Philomel (expected 2019)

Librarian Lands at Philomel
Children’s librarian Shannon Schuren sold world English rights to her debut novel, The Virtue of Sin, in a two-book preempt to Liza Kaplan at Philomel. The author, who works at Wisconsin’s Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library, was represented by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman agency. Poelle said the novel is set “in a modern-day cult where women’s voices—and choices—are suppressed.” The 17-year-old heroine must therefore face “an impossible decision: keep quiet and lose her secret love, or speak out and lose everything.”