I seldom include nonfiction in my list of possible bestsellers. With the political, religious and financial books on the lists, it's hard to predict the other books that might break through. However, I have great hopes for Rick Bragg's new book, The Prince of Frogtown. This is the final volume in Bragg's trilogy that began with All Over But the Shoutin', and continued with Ava's Man. Now, Bragg reflects on the relationship between fathers and sons, since he himself is a stepfather.
Sara Addison Allen's Garden Spells, a wonderful novel, was a surprise hit last year. She follows that up with The Sugar Queen, the story of Josey Cirrini, who finds herself engulfed in life after allowing an abused woman to move in. As with Bragg's book, I'm hoping for good things with this one.
Charlaine Harris brings back Sookie Stackhouse in From Dead to Worse, a novel that changes Sookie's world.
Odd Hours by Dean Koontz is the fourth adventure for Odd Thomas, one set in a small California coastal town.
Debbie Macomber's Twenty Wishes is a Blossom Street Book. It's the story of a recent widow who compiles a list of twenty things she always wanted to do, but never did.
Will Stephenie Meyer be a success out of the young adult market? The Host is the story of woman whose body is taken over by a species that invades human hosts, but Melanie refuses to relinquish her mind.
Place your requests now for the May publications, either at your local public library, or through your favorite bookstore.