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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
Dancing with Bears - Michael Swanwick I love the stories, but could not build up a head of steam to enjoy the full-length novel. I'd pick at it every few days, over the course of a month, and... it was slow-going. What makes the stories zip is their compression of so much information and incident, coupled with a furious forward-rushing sense of the hanging cliff just ahead. Given more room, this reader found himself more dozey than dazzled, and that is likely more on my head than the reliable Swanwick's.