I'm Mantle's Associate Publisher. Like pretty much everyone else, I'm looking for big books with a hook, books that fall firmly into book-club territory. Nothing too commercial or too genre, but nothing too literary either. I have a soft spot for both child narrators and love stories, but generally, I like a book with heart: it has to have emotion. I also tend to like books that make me question what I would do in a given situation. Finally, as far as I'm concerned, you can't beat a good story.