This will be a quick list of some other titles that are coming in May before I have to move on to the June titles.
Natalie S. Harnett has a debut novel arriving on May 13. The Hollow Ground describes an ongoing event that has fascinated me since I read about it. In the 1960s in Pennsylvania coal country, a fire started underground. This fire is still going on today! The narrator and heroine is 11 year old Brigid Howley whose parents must move in with her grandparents because of the fires. This has been said to have an atmospheric, voice driven narrative and an indelible sense of place.
Bret Anthony Johnston has Remember Me Like This coming on the 13th also. Johnston directs the creative writing program at Harvard so he ought to be good. This title concerns a young kidnapped boy who has been gone for 4 years and is returned safely. Reviewers call it brilliant and say its a story of a family trying to put their lives back together after an event that tear their lives apart. Can it ever be the same?
The Bees by Laline Paull comes on May 6th. This fantasy or fable title revolves around the life of bees or one particular bee.
Katherine Faw Morris has Young God also on May 6th where a young13 year old daughter tries to take over from her drug dealing father in the Carolina hills.
The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland comes on May 13th. Lena takes a job as a transcriptionist at a New York City newspaper right before the paper goes bust. One review said it was an exquisite novel that asks probing questions about journalism and ethics.
Richard Paul Evans complete The Walk series with Walking on Water which arrives on May 6th. Seattle ex advertising executive Alan Christofferesen reaches his destination.
The One and Only by Emily Giffin arrives on May 20th. Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in a small town in Texas. She is devoted to the small college and football team. When an unexpected tragedy strikes, she must give up her safety net and find a new path.
Jeff Guinn has a western coming out on May 6th - Glorious. Westerns don't come out that frequently these days so if you know someone who likes them, make sure you let them know. The protagonist, Cash McLendon, must leave St. Louis for a town names Glorious in the Arizona Territory.
Backlands by Michael McGarrity comes out on May 6th. While not a western exactly, it is the second in his planned trilogy after Hard Country. It continues the story in New Mexico of Patrick Kerney; his ex=wife, Emma; and their young son\ during the 1920-1940 time period.
Kimberla Lawson Roby, an extremely popular author, has The Prodigal Son on May 13th. This is the eleventh in her popular series.
Lauren Willig, the popular author of the Pink Carnation series, has a stand alone, Summer Engagement, which arrives on June 3rd. This title jumps between 2009 when Julia Conley returns to England to find a pre-Raphaelite painting at the house she has just inherited and 1849 when Imogen Grantham's life takes a sudden turn when her much older husband asks a young artist to paint her portrait.
OK - this gives you quite a few to choose from so I will get ready for the June titles next week. Enjoy!