I know that plenty of us will think it hilarious if I suggest that we read Alan Klima's "The Funeral Casino." Ha!
Anyhoo, Lesley and Sam and the Fish Denouncer might remember this book that Elise had in capstone one day. But, for the life of me, I can't remember the title or author so I haven't found it yet. It was the day we talked about prosthetic memory and it was a little book and she showed us pictures of the snow globes that the author had collected. Maybe one of you could come up with something more concrete. Seemed like an interesting read about national memory.
Otherwise, if we want to take a leap, I could suggest Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Although I've read it several times, it was accepted as his master's thesis in anthropology at the University of Chicago and I've not really considered it on more than a leisurely level.
There you go.