After Visiting Friends
By Michael Hainey (Scribner, $19)
Hainey investigates the mystery surrounding his father's death of an apparent heart attack. The reporter finds things don't add up.
By Sonali Deraniyagala (Emblem, $20)
The lone survivor among her family in the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami tells her riveting, heart-wrenching story.
By Napoleon Chagnon (Simon and Schuster, $23)
An anthropologist lives with the violent Yanomamo in the Amazon, and suffers backlash from peers after his findings are published.