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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
Cold Shot to the Heart - Wallace Stroby Good stuff. You Parker fans take note: Stroby's novel has Stark's brisk lucidity and momentum. Protagonist Carissa Stone is, despite that last name, a lot softer and more humane than Parker. Still, the book zips past sentiment, sketches in fine sharp lines a sense of the career criminal's behavior (and ignores too much about motivations). I picked this up 'cause it was almost due at the library, thought I owed it a chapter, 'though I assumed it'd go immediately back into the return pile, and then spent every spare moment today finishing the thing.