BOOKS 04/21/2013 10:16 am ET PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of April 22, 2013 First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Michael Pollan's latest, Mo Willems's latest, and a white-knuckle WWII true story. Plus: why time is "the heart of nature." Best New Books for the Week of April 22, 2013 Best New Books for the Week of April 22, 2013 Best New Books for the Week of April 22, 2013 1 of 8 Snapper by Brian Kimberling (Pantheon) Kimberling, formerly a professional birdwatcher, grew up in southern Indiana, the setting of his catchy, well-written debut novel. Nathan Lochmueller, a recent philosophy graduate, takes a low-paying job as a songbird researcher at his alma mater, Indiana University, during the mid-1990s. An accomplished, ironic Midwest coming-of-age novel. Read the review Share this slide: Read more in Publishers Weekly ALSO ON HUFFPOST: MORE: Quintana Of Charyn Michael Pollan Snapper Frozen In Time Lee Smolin Subscribe to the Culture Shift email. Get your weekly dose of books, film and culture.