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.

The Great Night

304 pages; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2008 version: Three lovelorn strangers are transformed by a magical night in a San Francisco park.
— Karen Holt