Fly by wire is a book written by William Langewiesche that has, as a central history, the successful landing of Airbus A320 on the Hudson river on January 15 2009.
But this is only the central history of the book. The author has a very funny way of writing, and shares details about many people involved, like bird strikes specialists, air traffic controllers, Airbus engineers and test pilots. There is a very interesting analysis about impact of Airbus fly by wire system and how turbulent, and boring, can be the career of commercial pilots.
If you are considering becoming a pilot, read this book first. It can direct you to the right kind of pilot, or convince you that there are better ways of living.