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Full Agent Profile: Julie Barer



NAME

Julie Barer

AGENCY
Barer Literary, LLC
270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1504
New York, NY 10012
AAR MEMBER
Yes
AGENCY PHONE
(212) 691-3513
AGENCY FAX
(212) 691-3540
EMAIL
submissions@barerliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.barerliterary.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Short Stories | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Travel | Women's Issues | Narrative

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • This agent sells a number of debut literary novels
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Health/Fitness, Business/Investing/Finance, Sports, Mind/Body/Spirit, Reference, Thrillers/Suspense, Military, Romance, Children's Books/Picture Books, Screenplays
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Women's Studies major at Vassar College



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    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love
    Author:   Lauren Grodstein
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Dial Books; (June 29, 2004)
    20-something Joel Miller, while waiting for the results of a pregnancy test on his girlfriend, thinks thoughts of love, life and parenthood. An Amazon.com Summer Breakout Book and a Border's Original Voices selection. "Sweet, honest.... compulsively readable." --Publishers Weekly "An insightful study of our search for meaningful connections.... contains characters who are riche and multidimensional." --Booklist
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    English as a Second Language
    Author:   Megan Crane
    Genres:   Chick Lit
    Publisher:   Warner Brothers Publications; (August 1, 2004) paperback
    A young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, beers, and new best friends in graduate school in England
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    The Winter Zoo: A Novel
    Author:   John Beckman
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Henry Holt & Company; 1st ed edition (June 4, 2002)
    A young man abandons his newborn baby in an Iowa delivery room to join his cousin for a series of adventures in Poland. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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    Josie and Jack: A Novel
    Author:   Kelly Braffet
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Mariner Books; (February 4, 2005) paperback
    A modern gothic about an alluring young psychopath and his sister
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    People I Wanted to Be
    Author:   Gina Ochsner
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Short Stories
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin (May 11, 2005)
    Gina Ochsner's award-winning, highly acclaimed stories have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. In her eagerly anticipated new collection, Ochsner deftly examines the harrowing moments after a life or love slips away and discovers that the human heart can be large enough for anything.
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    The Lost Madonna
    Author:   Kelly Jones
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Berkley (February 6, 2007)
    When Suzanne Cunningham, an art-history professor living in Idaho, was only 19, she visited Florence and stayed during the infamous flood to help with the recovery of precious artwork from the Uffizi, including a haunting fifteenth-century portrait of the madonna and child; now, twenty-years later, Suzanne is shocked when she reads a journal article that claims that the painting was lost in the flood, which Suzanne knows to be false, and soon embarks on an investigation that brings back her past into the foreground, including a secret she's been guarding carefully for decades
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    What You Have Left: A Novel
    Author:   Will Allison
    Genres:   Family Saga
    Publisher:   Free Press (June 5, 2007)
    Shifting narrators relate the family saga of guilt and betrayal embedded in the history of one South Carolina family. Mr. Allison's novel is plainspoken and eloquent in the way that So Long, See You Tomorrow is plainspoken--and eloquent. It's worked up right out of the American grain and speaks to me, direct and true." --Richard Ford "[O]ne of the year's best fiction debuts." --Entertainment Weekly
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    Still Life With Husband
    Author:   Lauren Fox
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Knopf (February 6, 2007)
    In Fox's debut novel about the constraints of marriage and the lure of infidelity, Emily Ross, married for nine years to the kind and decent Kevin, is feeling suffocated by her husband's desire to buy a house in the suburbs and start a family. When she meets a handsome newspaper editor in the local Starbucks, she's so busy cracking jokes, she forgets to mention one small detail--she's married. Two dates later, she finally admits her marital status, but, after expressing the requisite misgivings, the two engage in an intense affair.
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    Then We Came to the End
    Author:   Joshua Ferris
    Genres:   Humor/Satire | Offbeat/Quirky
    Publisher:   Back Bay Books (February 26, 2008)
    In this wildly funny debut from former ad man Ferris, a group of copywriters and designers at a Chicago ad agency face layoffs at the end of the '90s boom
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    Finding Nouf
    Author:   Zoe Ferraris
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Mystery
    Publisher:   Mariner Books (May 6, 2009)
    A finely detailed literary mystery set in contemporary Saudi Arabia, Ferraris's debut centers on Nouf ash-Shrawi, a 16-year-old girl who disappeared into the desert three days before her marriage and has been found dead, several weeks pregnant. Palestinian Nayir al-Sharqi who lives in Jeddah and works occasionally for the rich Shrawi family, is asked by them to investigate Nouf's death discreetly. Nayir, a conservative Muslim and an outsider because of his nationality, his class and his large stature, is wary of traversing the wide gulf between Saudi men's and women's worlds, and seeks out the help of Katya Hijazi, Othman's fiancée. As Nayir and Katya's investigation progresses, it becomes clear that at least one of the Shrawis has something to hide.
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    What You Have Left: A Novel
    Author:   Will Allison
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Free Press (June 17, 2008)
    What Wylie Greer leaves behind in 1976 is his 5-year-old daughter, Holly. And what Holly is eventually left with is her aging grandfather and an ache that no amount of rage, alcohol or video poker can satisfy. The novel takes its place on the shelf of American abandonment fiction, a subgenre that ranges from Huckleberry Finn to Housekeeping. In spare, transparent prose, Allison takes us through nearly four decades in the lives of a South Carolina family crippled by the past and unarmed for the future.
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    The Heretic's Daughter
    Author:   Kathleen Kent
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Pan Books (September 4, 2009)
    Kent, a tenth-generation descendant of Martha Carrier (who was hanged as a witch in Salem in 1692), personalizes the witchcraft trials in this fictional account by Martha’s daughter
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    A Friend of the Family
    Author:   Lauren Grodstein
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Algonquin Books (November 10, 2009)
    Pete Dizinoff has spent years working toward a life that would be, by all measures, deemed successful. But Pete never counted on the wild card: Laura, his best friend's daughter. Ten years older than his son, Alec, Laura is irresistibly beautiful, with a past so shocking that it’s never spoken of. When Laura sets her sights on Alec, Pete sees his plans for his son being destroyed completely, forcing him to derail this romance and rescue his son. He could not, however, have foreseen how his whole world would shatter in the process.
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    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/barerliterary/
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.pw.org/content/agents_and_editors_qampa_four_young_literary_agents
    Interview with Ms. Barer on PW.org
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