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McGlue
Ottessa Moshfegh
Knife Fight and Other Struggles
David Nickle
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (New Edition)
Derek Bok
Dissident Gardens
Jonathan Lethem
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
Kim Newman
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
Complete Novels
Dashiell Hammett, Steven Marcus
The Art of Fielding: A Novel - Chad Harbach As Patrick notes, in his excellent review, there are stretches, snippets, lovely looping assessments about the game of baseball which made me want to get out a glove and smack my fist in it--when the book was firing full bore it felt good and simple and pleasurable: that glorious thwack, the heat and tingle on the skin after.

I delighted for a hundred pages or so, then my mind wandered, and then I fell back in love, caught up, flaws and long stretches between pitches and all. Not unlike any 3 or 400 baseball games I've watched.