LJ Best Books 2016

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Coming Attractions

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and already you’re starting to think about summer reads? If so, here’s a place where you might start‚ some of the biggest titles from the biggest authors publishing in June and July 2011.

Burdett, John. Vulture Peak. Knopf. Jul. 2011. 320p. ISBN 9780307272676. $25.95.

Coulter, Catherine. Split Second: An FBI Thriller. Putnam. Jul. 201. NAp. ISBN 9780399157431. $25.95

Cussler, Clive & Grant Blackwood. The Kingdom: A Fargo Adventure. Putnam. Jun. 2011. NAp. ISBN 9780399157424. $27.95

Evanovich, Janet. Smokin’ Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel. Bantam. 320p. ISBN 9780345527684. $28

Gerritsen, Tess. The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel. Ballantine. 368p. ISBN 9780345515506. $26.

Thayer, Nancy. Summer Wind. Ballantine. Jun. 2011. 352p. ISBN 9780345518316. $25.

Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.