As the city segues further into spring, we’ve got books by a couple of old favorites due out this month. Our notable literary offerings for May tilt heavily on the side of fiction, though there’s also an important and incisive new history of New York to be found here, as well as a resonant memoir and an essential guide to an essential musician. Looking for something to read as the days grow longer and the trees turn green? Here are a few selections for your consideration.
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Ursula Villarreal-Moura, Ta-Nehisi Coates on the work of Tony Judt, and more.
In our weekend reading: revisiting Pavement’s final album, an interview with Jennifer Egan, and more.
In our morning reading: excerpts of books by Antonio Tabucchi and Alice Anderson, new writing by Ursula Villarreal-Moura, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of new novels by George Sanders and D. Foy, a small press preview for 2017, and more.