Scribner Will Publish Joanna Smith Rakoff’s Debut Novel Brooklyn

Poet and freelance magazine journalist Joanna Smith Rakoff has sold her debut novel–said to be similar in spirit and subject matter to Mary McCarthy’s The Group to Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The acquiring editor was Alexis Garagliano.

Ms. Rakoff confirmed the deal, which was brokered by literary agent Tina Bennett of Janklow & Nesbit, in an e-mail.