There are a couple of great beach reads coming out this month along with some new releases by some acclaimed authors in literary fiction. These are our picks for May.
Kim Michele Richardson. The Book Woman's Daughter
In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good.
Julia Glass. Vigil Harbor
After two visitors arrive in historic Vigil Harbor, one a stranded traveler and the other a widow seeking clues about a past lover who is linked to him, renowned architect Austin Kepner discovers their hidden motives when an incident endangers lives with dramatic repercussions for the entire town.
Chris Bohjalian. The Lioness
In 1964, Hollywood royalty Katie Barstow and her new husband, along with her glittering entourage, arrive for their luxury African safari, but are instead taken hostage by Russian mercenaries, in this blistering story of fame, race, love death set in a world on the cusp of great change.
James Lee Burke. Every Cloak Rolled in Blood
A novelist honoring his late daughter's memory by saving two young men ravaged by the opioid crisis is drawn into a network of crime until the ghost of his daughter helps him fight back.
Emma Straub. This Time Tomorrow
When Alice wakes up on her 40th birthday somehow back in 1996 as her 16-year-old self, she finds the biggest surprise is the 49-year-old version of her father with whom she is reunited, and, armed with a new perspective on life, wonders what she would change given the chance.
David Sedaris. Happy-Go-Lucky
The best-selling, award-winning author of Calypso and regular contributor to The New Yorker is back with a whole new collection of satirical and humorous essays that chronical his own life and ordinary moments that turn beautifully absurd.
Emily Giffin. Meant to Be
When Joe Kingsley, the free-spirited son of American royalty, and Cate Cooper, a famous model, have a chance encounter that leads to an instant and intense connection, they wonder if their relationship can survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley Curse.
Check our full curated May Coming Soon List