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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
Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture - Henry Jenkins, Jane Shattuc, Tara  McPherson, Tara McPherson Read about 6 of these essays, including the two opening introductory pieces by the editors -- which, avoiding manifesto, nonetheless map out a great, concise history of the field and in their view necessary complexities of cultural studies. Then, picking about, I read a few selections that enacted the best kind of stuff. I'll probably toss at least some of these at students in a class...