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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 Boys of My Youth - Jo Ann Beard I am slowly and occasionally tracking my way through the "Best Nonfiction" collection from 2007, and the opening piece by Jo Ann Beard--an account of an apartment fire and a dramatic escape--reminded me of how much I'd loved this collection of essays.

I'd say more, but on the bookpage there's a review by a Brendan that is just plain fantastic, so go read that. And after you read his review, read this book.