15 New Books to Watch For in May (by New York Times)


Freedom,’ by Sebastian Junger (Simon & Schuster, May 18)

Heaven,’ by Mieko Kawakami. Translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. (Europa Editions, May 25)

On Juneteenth,’ by Annette Gordon-Reed (Liveright, May 4)

King Richard: Nixon and Watergate — An American Tragedy,’ by Michael Dobbs (Knopf, May 25)

Light Perpetual,’ by Francis Spufford (Scribner, May 18)

The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind,’ by Amanda M. Fairbanks (Gallery Books, May 25)

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment,’ by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein (Little, Brown Spark, May 18)

Notes on Grief,’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf, May 11)

Phase Six,’ by Jim Shepard (Knopf, May 18)

The Plot,' by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Celadon, May 11)

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,’ by Michael Lewis (Norton, May 4)

Project Hail Mary,’ by Andy Weir (Ballantine, May 4)

Second Place,’ by Rachel Cusk (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, May 4)

Things We Lost to the Water,’ by Eric Nguyen (Knopf, May 4)

While Justice Sleeps,’ by Stacey Abrams (Doubleday, May 11)