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The 5 Books Everybody Will Be Talking About in May

From royals to recipes and beyond.
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THE BIG-DEAL NOVEL


In his sophomore effort, No One Can Pronounce My Name, Rakesh Satyal—whose last novel was 2009’s award-winning Blue Boy—tells the story of two Indian immigrants living outside Cleveland, and the unlikely circumstances that bring them together. It’s a smart, charming book full of intricately drawn characters that makes an unforgettable statement about what it means to find the place where you belong.

THE BAD MOTHER'S DAY GIFT


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In his new novel Mother Land, Paul Theroux tells an epic story of a family whose matriarch, though admired by those outside their home, is the kind of narcissistic, nasty creature who makes her entire family miserable. Here Theroux, a T&C contributor and author of The Great Railway Bazaar, brings dark, domestic humor to more-than-500-page tome that any mom with a sense of humor will love to get for Mother’s Day. We think.

THE GUILTY PLEASURE


As any avid royal watcher knows, Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, will tie the knot with hedge funder James Mathews later this month. If you’re not invited to the wedding, however, don’t despair. You can get your fix with a new novel, Romancing the Throne, by contributor Nadine Jolie Courtney. The book follows two sisters at boarding school as they compete for the affection of the heir to Britain’s throne. It’s not quite an invitation to Pippa’s wedding, but it might be as close as you’ll come.

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THE HEALTHY SUMMER COOKBOOK


Chocolate chip cookies with crispy kale might not sound like something you could make at home—or at least something you could make edible—but the recipe, and 100 others with similarly healthy ingredients, is what’s so appealing about Erica Reid’s Shut Up and Cook! Here, the healthy living expert (and wife of music mogul L.A. Reid) offers advice on how to make everything from apple pie to buffalo wings without giving up what’s good for you. And while we’re not entirely sure we’re qualified to make rice-free cauliflower sushi rolls at home, just having the book on our shelves makes us feel healthier already.

THE CLASSIC


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It was 20 years ago that The God of Small Things, the first and only (well, until this summer) novel by the Indian writer Arundhati Roy was released. The book went on to win the Booker Prize and was published in 21 countries. In June, Roy will release her anticipated second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which promises to be one of the literary events of the year. In preparation, and because it’s been two decades since you last did so, why not give Small Things another chance?

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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