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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
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver A quick, satisfying, dread-inducing ghost story, perfect for the night before Halloween as the season shifts, portending the long frigid Minnesotan evenings to come.

It was a wee bit slight, and given that I read Dan Simmons' The Terror last year, Paver had a helluva task trying to reach that book's nerve-wracking exploration of the impact of a spooky Artic landscape.... but it was still enjoyable. (If you really want to get those chewin'-jerky-cabin-fever-Shackletonian shivers, go Simmons.)