Out of all of the books I've talked/rhapsodized about this Spring, people are far and away the most desperate to get their hands on a copy of Dan Ariely's latest: The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.
With good reason. Unlike many of the novels I recommend (and even some nonfiction), The Honest Truth About Dishonesty doesn't require much of a pitch.* The topic--cheating--is entirely universal. And after reading the book, I can safely say it's international, though not perhaps in the way you'd think. Without giving anything else away, know that The Honest Truth About Dishonesty does what all books should do: illuminate humanity in a way that's both validating and challenging. It's not out until June, but put this one on your radar. Just, uh, try not to cheat too much in the meantime. Though as Dan will tell you, cheating just a little might be a-okay.
*"I know you don't normally read coming-of-age novels, but you will love this kid!"
"It's a Western for people who hate Westerns!"
"Just because there's a macaron on the cover doesn't mean that it's women's fiction."
"It's literary but completely accessible. Well, sure, the whole thing is written in verse, but I swear it doesn't even sound poetic."