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 House on Crash Corner

The House on Crash Corner

210 pages; Greenpoint Press
Holocaust-survivor parents, a day job counseling prisoners, a battle with cancer—all fodder for Greenstein's insightful, sardonic essays.
— Karen Holt