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.

You Are Free

240 pages; Riverhead Trade
The women in this engrossing collection grapple with the contemporary dynamics of race and gender—and age-old emotions like envy and regret.
— Karen Holt