This comes out June 19th from Bloomsbury. The book is about Isabella Walker who enters into an unhappy marriage in 1844. She kept a u and explicit diary about her infatuation with a neighbor. When her husband Henry discovered the diary he took it as truth and sued for divorce. The resulting trial was scandalous and absurd.
This was out Tuesday from Crown. I'm a sucker for thrillers. On Nick and Amy's fifth anniversary Amy goes missing. What follows is a strange brew of whodunit and romance. The book alternates pov between Nick and Amy. Probably a great vacation book.
You also might want to check out our new Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's most recent book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press 2010). Here is a PBS report on her:
Watch New Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Explores Human Struggles on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.