18 Books to Watch for in May 2012

This month, we delve into the past with a reissued classic from W. Somerset Maugham, a found cookbook from Elizabeth Gilbert's grandmother, and new historical fiction set in WWI.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

410 pages; Simon & Schuster
A writer known for his obsessive—and frequently hilarious—quests sets out to live long or die trying.
— Karen Holt