by Joycelyn McClurg)
Everybody loves the month of May, especially publishers eager to give readers a jump on summer reading. USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg offers 10 notable books arriving this month.
1. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Ace, fiction, on sale May 6)
After saying goodbye to Sookie Stackhouse of True Blood fame, Harris launches a new paranormal trilogy set in Texas about a "telephone psychic" named Manfred Bernardo.
2. Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale May 6)
Bio of the basketball great by a journalist who has covered him on and off the court for three decades.
3. Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, fiction, on sale May 6)
A female rocker attempts a comeback at 44; the book jacket sports a blurb by none other than Michael Stipe.
4. The Bees by Laline Paull (Ecco, fiction, on sale May 6)
The literary world is, ahem, buzzing about this debut novel, a dystopian tale set in a beehive and starring a sterile worker bee who challenges the Queen.
5. The Son by Jo Nesbo (Knopf, fiction, on sale May 13)
A heroin addict escapes from prison to hunt down corrupt Oslo officials; stand-alone novel from the Norwegian author of the Harry Hole mysteries.
6. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale May 13)
A social media-averse Manhattan dentist has his "virtual identity" appropriated; by the author of Then We Came to the End.
7. Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda (Harper, non-fiction, on sale May 13)
The author of Ike takes on the great Confederate general.
8. The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central, fiction, on sale May 13)
Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is after a killer inspired by the Bone Collector, an earlier Deaver creation.
9. JFK Jr., George & Me by Matt Berman (Gallery Books, non-fiction, on sale May 20)
A memoir by the creative director at George, the shuttered political magazine co-founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr.
10. Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins (Ecco, non-fiction, on sale May 27)
The author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues writes an unconventional autobiography he subtitles "A True Account of an Imaginative Life."