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Books: May 18, 2012

The latest in paperback from Juliet Nicolson, Nicole ”Snooki” Polizzi, and more

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Abdication
Juliet Nicolson
Novel

Fans of The King’s Speech will love Nicolson’s racy historical drama, set in 1936 against the backdrop of Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII’s love affair.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain
Novel

Every war gets its definitive novel, and the Iraq war has one at long last. Billy Lynn is a 19-year-old soldier whose tour of duty is interrupted when he and his squadron become heroes and are flown home for an Army PR blitz.

Gorilla Beach
Nicole ”Snooki” Polizzi
Novel

This is the third novel from the bespangled Jersey Shore star (who also wrote Confessions of a Guidette). We’re betting the next book will be a pregnancy guide: Baby on Boardwalk, anyone?

I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag
Jennifer Gilbert
Memoir

Gilbert, now a successful businesswoman, was 22 when she was the victim of a random and brutal stabbing in New York City. She recounts how she recovered — mentally as well as physically — from the ordeal.

The Stonecutter
Camilla Läckberg
Mystery

What is it about Sweden that produces so many great thriller writers? Läckberg’s latest, unfolding once again in the remote fishing village of Fjällbacka, exposes a dark, dark sliver of humanity.

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