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Coming Attractions

Fiction in May 2011 seems a bit thin, but look ahead to the summer and you’ll see more titles, at least of the blockbuster variety. Here is a list of some leading titles publishing in July. Note that Baldacci is definitely in a seasonal mood.

Armstrong, Kelley. Spell Bound (Otherworld). Dutton. Jul. 2011. 400p. 978-0525952206. $25.95.

Baldacci, David. One Summer. Grand Central Jun. 2011. 288p. ISBN 9780446583145. $25.99. CD: Hachette Audio.

Bradbury, Ray& Dennis Calero. Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation. Hill & Wang. Jun 2011. 160p. ISBN 9780809080458. $30; pap. ISBN 9780809067930. 17.95.

Bradbury, Ray &Ron Wimberley. Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Authorized Adaptation. Hill & Wang. Jun 2011. ISBN 9780809080441. $30; pap. ISBN 9780809087464. 17.95.

Carey, Jacqueline. Naamah’s Blessing. Grand Central Jun. 2011. 736p. ISBN 9780446198073. $26.99. CD: Hachette Audio.

Finder, Joseph. Buried Secrets. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2011. 400p. ISBN 9780312379148. $25.95. CD: Macmillan Audio.

Pressfield, Steven. The Profession: A Thriller. Crown. Jun. 2011. 304p. ISBN 9780385528733. $25.

Rollins, James . The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel. Harper: HarperCollins. 448p. 9780061784781 $27.99.

Siddons, Anne Rivers. Burnt Mountain. Grand Central. Jul. 2011. 350p. ISBN 9780446527897. $25.99.

Silva, Daniel. Unti Gabriel Allon Novel #11. Harper: HarperCollins. Jul. 2011. 432p. 9780062072184 $26.99. lrg. prnt.

Van Lustbader, Eric. Robert Ludlum’s (TM). The Bourne Dominion. Grand Central. Jul. 2011. 450p. ISBN 9780446564441. $27.99. lrg. prnt. CD: Hachette Audio.


Laurie, Piper. Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir. Crown Archetype. Jun. 2011. 320p. ISBN 9780823026685. $24.99.

Trynka, Paul. David Bowie: Starman. Little, Brown. Jul. 2011. 480p. 978-0316032254. $25.99.

Weber, Katherine. The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities. Crown. Jun. 2011. 288p. ISBN 9780307395887. $24.

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.