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AN EVENING OF LONG GOODBYES by Paul Murray
This witty novel from first-time author Murray follows a 24-year-old Irish heir who discovers he's not as rich as he thought and is forced to finally face the real world and get a job. Hilarity ensues.
CHAIN OF COMMAND by Seymour M. Hersh
The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist taps his secret sources to create this insider's account of America's course from 9/11 to the Iraq war.
HOW MUMBO JUMBO CONQUERED THE WORLD by Francis Wheen
Subtitled A Short History of Modern Delusions, this satirical history chronicles the incredible rise of all things bogus and bizarre—including superstition, religious cults and astrology. Memorable.
BEFORE YOU KNOW KINDNESS by Chris Bohjalian
In this powerful novel a 12-year-old girl accidentally shoots her animal-rights-activist father with a hunting rifle, throwing her family into turmoil.