Books: May 3, 2013 | EW.com

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Books: May 3, 2013

Other quick takes on the books this week

New Hardcovers
A CURIOUS MAN Neal Thompson BIOGRAPHY

The life story of Robert ”Believe It or Not!” Ripley is as intriguing as the many oddities in which he delighted.

THE DEVIL IN HER WAY Bill Loehfelm MYSTERY

In her second outing, bartender-turned-cop Maureen Coughlin fights a crime ring in the Big Easy.

VJ Nina Blackwood et al. NONFICTION

The VJs of MTV’s first wave take you behind the scenes of the music network when it actually played music.

NEW PAPERBACKS
THE BEST OF US Sarah Pekkanen Novel

Start your beach reading early with this sun-soaked romp about four stressed friends on a Jamaican vacation.

TO MY ASSISTANT Lydia Whitlock HUMOR

The former Hollywood office grunt turned her bottom-of-the-totem-pole misery into blog-to-book gold. Whitlock’s funny missives to her future assistant are being adapted into a Fox pilot starring Brittany Snow.

THE PINK HOTEL Anna Stothard NOVEL

True Blood star Anna Paquin was so moved by this Orange Prize-long-listed novel that she’s planning to make her directorial debut with a film adaptation.