In the countdown to summer, Augusten Burroughs gets truthy, Teri Hatcher gets dishy and John McPhee gets into—what else?—freight transportation. New novels from Philip Roth, Anne Tyler, Julia Glass, Curtis Sittenfeld and Larry McMurtry are also on the horizon, as thoughts turn to Mother's Day, the mountains and the sea.

May 1

Beach Road by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.95). 1.25 million first printing.
*Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems (Hyperion, $12.99). 150,000 first printing.
*Land of Elyon Book III: The Tenth City by Patrick Carman (Orchard, $11.99). 125,000 first printing.

May 2

Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin's, $23.95). 500,000 first printing.
Malinche by Laura Esquivel (Atria, $22.95). 250,000 first printing.
I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $21.95). 250,000 first printing.
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life by Teri Hatcher (Hyperion, $24.95). 250,000 first printing.
Bad Twin by Gary Troup (Hyperion, $21.95). 250,000 first printing.
Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank (Morrow, $24.95). 200,000 first printing.
Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel—Why Everything You Know Is Wrong by John Stossel (Hyperion, $24.95). 200,000 first printing.
And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship by Bob Greene (Morrow, $24.95). 150,000 first printing.
Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz (FSG, $27). 150,000 first printing.
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairsby Madeleine Albright (HarperCollins, $25.95). 150,000 first printing.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Knopf, $24.95). 150,000 first printing.
Failed State: America by Noam Chomsky (Metropolitan, $25). 150,000 first printing.
The One That Got Away by Howell Raines (Scribner, $25). 125,000 first printing.
The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville (Doubleday, $26.95). 100,000 first printing.
Shanks for Nothing by Rick Reilly (Doubleday, $24.95). 100,000 first printing.
*Play, Mozart, Play by Peter Sís (Greenwillow, $16.99). 100,000 first printing.
*The Great American Mousical by Julie Andrews Edwards (HarperCollins/Julie Andrews Collection, $15.99). 100,000 first printing.
What to Eat: The Definitive Guide to Eating by America's Top Nutrition Expert by Marion Nestle (North Point, $30). 100,000 first printing.

May 4

*Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruiseby William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illus. by Audrey Colman (Dutton, $16.99). 100,000 first printing.

May 8

Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $25.95). 125,000 first printing.

May 9

Digging to America by Anne Tyler (Knopf, $24.95). 300,000 first printing.
Second Sight by Amanda Quick (Putnam, $24.95). 175,000 first printing.
Now It's My Turn: A Daughter's Chronicle of Political Life by Mary Cheney (S&S/Threshold, $26). 175,000 first printing.
**Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick, $12.99). 150,000 first printing.
*Where's Waldo?: The Great Picture Hunt by Martin Handford (Candlewick, $14.99). 150,000 first printing.
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado (Crown, $25). 150,000 first printing.
The Pro: Lessons from My Father About Golf and Lifeby Butch Harmon (Crown, $24.95). 150,000 first printing.
*Everyman by Philip Roth (Houghton, $24). 100,000 first printing.
My Dad and Me: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories About Fathers from a Host of Larry's Famous Friends by Larry King (Crown, $19.95). 75,000 first printing.
The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart by Willie Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Gotham, $20).

May 12

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey (Knopf, $24). 75,000 first printing.

May 15

*Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss (Little, Brown, $25.95). 125,000 first printing.

May 16

Dead Watch by John Sanford (Putnam, $26.95). 500,000 first printing.
*Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder (St. Martin's, $24.95). 250,000 first printing.
The Hard Way by Lee Child (Delacorte, $25). 175,000 first printing.
The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random, $22.95). 150,000 first printing.
*Pendragon #7: The Quillan Games by D.J. MacHale (S&S, $15.95). 150,000 first printing.
Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationshipby John M. Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman and Joan DeClaire (Crown, $25). 100,000 first printing.
House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power by James Carroll (Houghton, $30). 100,000 first printing.
Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee (FSG, $24). 75,000 first printing.

May 21

Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman by Barbara Leaming (Norton, $26.95). 100,000 first printing.

May 23

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $21.95). 850,000 first printing.
*Maximum Ride #2: School's Out—Forever by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $16.99). 450,000 first printing.
*The Whole World Over by Julia Glass (Pantheon, $25.95). 200,000 first printing.
*Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (Random, $11.95). 200,000 first printing.
America: The Last Best Hope (Vol. 1): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by Dr. William J. Bennett (Nelson Current, $29.99). 150,000 first printing.
F.U.B.A.R.: America's Right-Wing Nightmare—And How You Can Wake Up from Itby Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill (HarperCollins, $23.96). 100,000 first printing.
*Sweet Sixteen Princess by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins, $8.99). 100,000 first printing.
On, Off by Colleen McCullough (S&S, $25.95). 100,000 first printing.

May 30

The Husband by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). 525,000 first printing.
Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen (Bantam, $26). 350,000 first printing.
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's, $19.95). 250,000 first printing.
The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver (S&S, $26). 225,000 first printing.
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, edited by James Patterson (Mira, $24.95). 200,000 first printing.
Blow the House Down by Robert Baer (Crown, $25.95). 150,000 first printing.
Telegraph Days by Larry McMurtry (S&S, $25). 150,000 first printing.

—With reporting by Raya Kuzyk

* = Children's titles

*=PWstarred review

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