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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
The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers - Thomas Mullen Great conceit, rife with potential for narrative drive and sociopolitical subtext. Why didn't it really fly for me, then? The prose seemed overstuffed yet unacrobatic; the characters' (and narrative) wit seemed a little forced.... and so on. By no means a bad novel, yet its gears never meshed, never began spinning smoothly and propelling me along.