16 Books to Watch for in May 2011

This month, we're showcasing books that tell the truth—or part of it, anyway. From a bittersweet memoir of an exceptionally bad dog to a stunning novel of a family's scandal, there's something for everyone.

Reading My Father

304 pages; Scribner
The Sophie's Choice author's glamorous, brilliant, drunken life, and brutally tormented mind, as recalled by his youngest child.
— Karen Holt