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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
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring - Richard Preston I enjoyed this--read it episodically over the last few weeks. Some great stuff on the trees, and I wish there'd been more, but the book was really focused on those folks obsessed, in love with the trees. There, too, I enjoyed the portraits, but didn't so much understand as bear witness to such passion.

Still, as my friend Dayna noted, the book arouses one's own passion, too. It's the kind of book that knee-deep and bone-frozen in mid-February Minnesota made me long (I was going to write pine) for the sweeping green of a huge old-growth forest.