Shoot Out: Surviving Fame And (Mis)Fortune In Hollywood Peter Bart and Peter Guber (Putnam, $26.95, on sale May 9) Two Tinseltown top dogs dig into the filmmaking process. Tempers, tantrums, and hard-won movie magic.

The Last American Man Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking, $24.95, on sale May 13) From the author of Stern Men comes the true story of mountain man Eustace Conway, who at 17 abandoned suburban comfort for the rugged Appalachian frontier.

Lucky In The Corner Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin, $23, on sale May 22) In Anshaw’s new domestic drama, a young daughter struggles to come to terms with her parents’ divorce and her mother’s new girlfriend.