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10 best books of May, according to Amazon

From the newest title from legendary author Toni Morrison to an advice guide from "Running With Scissors" writer Augusten Burroughs, these 10 books were selected by Amazon's editors as the best to check out this month.

- Monitor Staff

1. 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' by Ben Fountain

In Ben Fountain's latest novel, eight soldiers who survived an intense battle in Iraq are welcomed home as heroes after a Fox News crew filmed the fight. For Thanksgiving, the eight, including William Lynn, are put into the halftime show at a Dallas Cowboys game. But as Billy meets the Cowboys owner, war supporters, cheerleaders and the football players, he becomes aware of bitter truths about himself and his country.


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