Billy Lynn received heaps of recognition last year - it was a National Book Award finalist and a NY Times 100 Notable Book - and now the publishing world has agreed.
If you haven't read it yet (get on it!), it is a razor sharp satire set in Texas during the American war in Iraq about the gaping disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. It is smart and funny and heart-wrenching, and does for the Iraq war what Catch-22 did for Vietnam.
Ok, I'll stop ranting, but for realz, add it to your TBR piles.