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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
Franny K. Stein's Crate of Danger (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, #1-4) - Jim Benton Big hit with the kid. And this hits a real sweet spot not just for him but for me (listening to him read): a perfect blend of semi-sciencey goodness along with crazy mad-sciencey hijinks, and a silly/snarky sense of humor that a) is just boogery enough to delight the boy but not bore me and b) refuses the painfully-obvious or expository for its humor, instead letting smart(ass) kids find their own appreciations of the smart(assed) humor.