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Echoes in Death
by J. D. Robb

Late one night, while NYPD lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire businessman husband, Roarke, are returning home from a swanky party, they spot a bloody, naked, and extremely traumatized woman walking in the street. Once Eve and Roarke get the woman to the nearest hospital, they discover she is Daphne Strazza, trophy wife of successful surgeon Dr. Anthony Strazza.

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eds-choice-2016_f1.jpgBooklist Editors’ Choice: Audio for Adults, 2016
eds-choice-2016_f1.jpgBooklist Editors’ Choice: Audio for Youth, 2016
eds-choice-2016_f1.jpgEditors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016

Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles constitute the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2016. More on each book’s content and suggested audience can be found in the full-length Booklist review.

another-look-at_Outsiders_f1.jpg Another Look at: S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders
by Daniel Kraus

What more can be said about the book that launched the modern YA novel? Books as recent as David Arnold’s Kids of Appetite (2016) pay direct homage; phrases like “Stay gold, Ponyboy” are as entrenched into our vernacular as “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”; and Hinton’s vision of a scuffed, leather-jacketed teen gang has influenced, along with earlier movies like The Wild One and Rebel without a Cause, our view of beautiful, tortured delinquency.

eds-choice-2016_f1.jpgBooklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2016

The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as the best of the year’s books for public library collections and readers’-advisory recommendations. Our scope is intentionally inclusive, and we have sought books that combine literary and intellectual excellence with popular appeal.

eds-choice-2016_f1.jpgBooklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016

Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year nonfiction and fiction books and picture books.

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