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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 Midnight Choir - Gene Kerrigan Sharp and punchy prose and wit, even as its narrative structure juggles a slew of increasingly-connected characters, all finely-etched and compelling. The plot sprawls and contracts with increasing rhythm, and it gets the blood pumping. A really fine crime novel, if not really reinventing the genre, and I look forward to more of Kerrigan's stuff -- maybe with more emphasis on the context, the underbelly of the Celtic Tiger. I can't recall where I heard about this, but an unexpected delight.