Collection Development Don’t miss these hot Summer ’17 drop-ins!

Meet patron demand with new listens from bestselling authors John Grisham, Arundhati Roy, and Deborah Tannen, and a must-listen memoir by Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown. Plus, psychological suspense fans will be thrilled by two newly-announced Large Print drop-ins from Michelle Richmond and Shari Lapena.

SOP customers: Please note these drop-in titles did not appear in our Summer ’17 SOP brochure and are not ranked; they must be added to any Smart Ship orders.

Summer 2017 CD Drop-Ins

By Deborah Tannen
Read by the Author
On Sale 5/2/17


Female listeners of all ages will hear themselves in this fascinating and relatable listen. This warm, wise exploration of female friendship is read by bestselling author Deborah Tannen, with all her signature insight and humor. Tannen uses real-life conversations to deconstruct the way women friends talk as she reveals how patterns of communication (and miscommunication) can strengthen and challenge friendships.

Audio Praise for Deborah Tannen:
“Anyone interested in the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, ways in which mothers and daughters communicate will enjoy this book.”—AudioFile (You’re Wearing That?)

By John Grisham
Read by January LaVoy
On Sale 6/6/17
*Please note: CAMINO ISLAND is also available as a Summer 2017 Large Print Drop-In.*

In this special summer thriller from John Grisham, a gang of thieves stage a daring heist at Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Starring a bookseller with a penchant for rare (and sometimes stolen) books and a young novelist who goes undercover to expose the truth, this is a literary thriller made for library lovers! Plus, it’s the perfect summer listen to build patron excitement for John Grisham’s new legal thriller arriving this fall.

Audio Praise for John Grisham:
“The venerable author is at it again in this legal thriller…[Narrator Cassandra] Campbell capably handles the plot twists.”—AudioFile (The Whistler)

By Chief David O. Brown with Michelle Burford
Read by the Author
On Sale 6/6/17

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown inspired a nation with his compassionate, community-focused response to the killing of five officers in July 2016. In his reading of this must-listen memoir, Brown shares never-before-heard stories from his thirty-three-year career and provides a blueprint for the future of policing. His approach emphasizes outreach, accountability, and inclusion—and his hard-earned knowledge provides much-needed insight into America’s most divisive issues.

Praise for David O. Brown:
“As our country begins a new Presidential era, we’re very fortunate to have Chief Brown’s unique perspective to inform our reporting on many of the nation’s fault lines–economic inequality, gun violence, race relations, policing and social justice.”—James Goldston, President, ABC News

By Arundhati Roy
Read by the Author
On Sale 6/6/17

The highly anticipated new novel from Arundhati Roy, author of New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize winner The God of Small Things, takes listeners on a journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent, delving deep into the lives of its beautifully rendered characters. Roy demonstrates her extraordinary gift for storytelling in her reading of this richly detailed and moving new audiobook.

Praise for Arundhati Roy:
“With sensuous prose, a dreamlike style infused with breathtakingly beautiful images and keen insight into human nature, Roy’s debut novel charts fresh territory in the genre of magical, prismatic literature…Roy’s clarity of vision is remarkable, her voice original, her story beautifully constructed and masterfully told.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review (The God of Small Things)

Summer 2017 Large Print Drop-Ins

By Mike Maden
On Sale 6/13/17
*Please note: The audiobook of TOM CLANCY POINT OF CONTACT is not a drop-in and is ranked in our Summer 2017 CD SOP.*

In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.

Praise for Tom Clancy Under Fire:
“Clancy passed away in 2013, but his characters have endured…Fans of the franchise will be pleased that the stories are in capable hands…Expect plenty of demand among Clancy devotees.”—Booklist

By Michelle Richmond
On Sale 7/25/17

In this relentlessly-paced novel, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks: How far would you go to protect your marriage? Movie rights have already been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox—the same team behind the blockbuster adaptation of Gone Girl.

Advance Praise for THE MARRIAGE PACT
“A brilliant premise…tautly plotted and deftly written.”—J. P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

By Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
On Sale 8/1/17
*Please note: The audiobook of CRIME SCENE is not a drop-in and is ranked in our Summer 2017 CD SOP.*

The first in a new psychological suspense thriller from the bestselling father-son Kellerman team, who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction,” says Stephen King.

Praise for the Kellermans’ The Golem of Hollywood:
“An extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery…a rare collaboration where the sum is truly greater than the parts.”—Stephen King

By Shari Lapena
On Sale 8/15/17
*Please note: The audiobook of A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE is not a drop-in and is ranked in our Summer 2017 CD SOP.*

Readers and listeners who loved Shari Lapena’s suspenseful debut The Couple Next Door will be eagerly awaiting this new thriller about a suspicious accident, a wife who can’t remember what happened, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear her marriage apart.

Audio Praise for The Couple Next Door:
“This audiobook is filled with the kind of ‘driveway moments’ that will keep suspense fans in their cars waiting for a plot turn to resolve…Strongly recommended for all public libraries, especially those where thrillers such as The Girl on the Train are popular.”—Library Journal

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