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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
American Morons - Glen Hirshberg Hirshberg writes generally strong, atmospheric dread. These are pretty consistently strong stories, but none broke out to beat me down as did "The Two Sams" in his last collection. It's kind of unfair, that I now deploy one of the best horror stories I've read in some time to measure his other work as somehow smaller, or less engaging.

But for newbies, and horror fans uninterested in the splatter or punk ends of the genre--you really cannot go wrong with Hirshberg.