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McGlue
Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
David Nickle
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (New Edition)
Derek Bok
Dissident Gardens
Jonathan Lethem
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Kim Newman
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
Complete Novels
Dashiell Hammett, Steven Marcus
Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson - William Langewiesche Eric W's review is the one to read, as it's the one that got me to read this book. (I had, however, really liked Langewiesche's great book on the new piracy at sea.)

I've little to add--a precise yet remarkably informative analysis of the Hudson landing as it illustrates a lot about modern flying, and even more about modern airplanes. My favorite part was actually the opening, where Langewiesche recounts and "translates" the subtext of the dry NTSB testimony; in a few short pages, a few sly, dry explications of what a pat reply to the investigative panel might really mean, WL lays out so much about the modern industry. This is the best kind of informed investigative journalism.