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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
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay I felt a little mixed at first, as the self-consciousness seemed a little too Gaiman, the problems facing Conor a little too overdetermined.

And then the stories told by the monster kept turning inside out, and the psychological acuity and precision of Ness' writing slapped me upside the head, and the (overdetermined) conclusion wrecked and wracked me.

Smart, moving, compelling, wonderful.