Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg
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Books can be a dangerous business . . .

Angel Robinson loves books, loves reading, loves anything to do with the written word. But when Blue Moon Books, the Bay Area bookstore where she has worked since college, is squeezed out of business, Angel is forced to find a new job. She lucks into a position as the assistant to the world-renowned literary agent Lucy Fiamma.

Angel soon learns that working for Lucy is no picnic. The agent has a blockbuster ego to match her blockbuster success and Angel must juggle both her boss’s prima donna demands and the strange quirks of her authors. But Angel soon becomes indispensible to the agency and develops a keen understanding of big projects and the writers who create them.

What she doesn’t realize is just how far one of them will go to get published.

One day, a chapter from a mysterious manuscript by an anonymous author arrives at the office. Set in a New York literary agency, the novel, titled Blind Submission, centers on the ambitious assistant to a successful literary agent. Angel is pulled in by the plot—but her initial curiosity soon turns to panic. As the story unfolds—with chapters e-mailed in one by one—it becomes clear that the mystery author is writing the story of Angel’s own life, including secrets she thought were deeply hidden. Someone is watching her, even plotting against her. Could it be her backstabbing coworker, her jealous boyfriend, or her seductive new client?

When the novel’s plot turns to murder, Angel knows that if she doesn’t discover the author’s identity before the final chapter is written, more than just her career will be cut short.

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About Debra Ginsberg

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Debra Ginsberg is the author of Blind Submission, The Grift, and The Neighbors are Watching, in addition to three memoirs. She lives in San Diego. Author websites:;
Published November 7, 2006 by Crown. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Angel, forever lugging manuscripts home, discovers she has a knack for turning mediocre manuscripts into moneymakers, a talent Lucy handsomely capitalizes on.

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USA Today

Everyone loves a story about a boss who gets her comeuppance, but a well-written story about a boss who gets 40 whacks spawns insurmountable joy in this reader.Blind Submission, memoirist Debra Ginsberg's first novel, is a cleverly told, genre-bending tale that combines intrigue, romance, a touch...

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Sarah Saffian Los Angeles Times 1.5 of 5 Stars "[The book’s] mass-market attributes are strangely at odds with and likely to deter the tweedy reader who might otherwise look favorably upon a book that takes place in a literary agency, a setting conspicuously lacking the allure of fashion, fi...

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