Congratulations (again) to Sara Zarr!

 

I remember sitting in the writer’s workshop where a witty young woman named Sara passed around a chapter of her project. And we were all impressed. And then, she had a few words of critique for the chapter that I contributed to the discussion… from a project called Cyndere’s Midnight.

So much has happened since then.

Especially for Sara, whose book Story of a Girl became a National Book Award finalist this year.

And now… WOW.

The deal

Kyra Sedgwick and Emily Lansbury option Sara Zarr’s “Story of a Girl,” a National Book Award finalist about a 13-year-old girl whose father catches her having sex in a car with a boy, and whose life is dramatically altered by the experience.

The players

Sedgwick and Lansbury producing; Laurie Collyer (“Sherrybaby”) attached as writer and director. Zarr is represented by Michael Bourret with Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. The book is published by Little, Brown.

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