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Another fine mess

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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
Fast Forward 2 - Lou Anders A couple of very strong stories (Rosenblum & Doctorow, Bacigalupi, McDonald), a couple that were fine but nothing startling, and a few too many that (for this reader) didn't bear up past a couple pages. I'm happy to see forums for good short fiction, but . . . frankly I think the year-end collections have more consistent batting averages, so it's hard to recommend this. (The three I named did, I'm pretty sure, reappear in the best of round-ups.)