1. Dear American Airlines, A novel by Jonathan Miles (Mariner Books, 2009).
2. Have also, recently, been reading some of Richard Bausch's short fiction (The Stories of Richard Bausch, Perennial, 2004). Had not read his work previously (and have admired the stories I've read thus far).
3. 100 Years of Lynchings, By Ralph Ginzburg. (Black Classic Press, 1996; originally published in 1962). An important (and graphic, and terrifying) book, consisting solely of 19th and 20th century newspaper reports of the lynchings of African-Americans.