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Books: May 2, 2014

New paperbacks from Kate Christensen, Gillian Flynn, and more

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Blue Plate Special, Kate Christensen
[Memoir]
Dig into this lovely food-stuffed memoir from the author of The Astral. It’ll make you hungry for spinach pie.

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
[Thriller]
We don’t need to say much more about the runaway hit of 2012. Just get the sleek new paperback — which is bound to become a fixture in airport bookstores everywhere — before the inevitable movie tie-in editions hit shelves this fall. A

I Don’t Know Do You, Roberto Montes
[Poetry]
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a debut collection that is perfect for fans and the uninitiated alike. By turns bracingly funny and deadly serious, Montes imbues his poems with wit, candor, and compassion. “The Poet Speaks of Beauty” is among our favorites.

The Movement of Stars, Amy Brill
[Historical Novel]
This drama-packed story of a plucky 19th-century female astronomer makes for a great beach read.

The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara
[Novel]
Yanagihara’s enthralling, inventive, and underrated debut about a brilliant but corrupt doctor takes you to exotic locations and drops some majorly disturbing twists. Not for the faint of heart.

Grades are from EW’s reviews of the original releases