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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
Small Crimes - Dave Zeltserman It's a tricky bank shot, sneaking a character's villainy (or madness) under cover of a seemingly-reasonable first-person narration. Props to Zeltserman for ambition, and for a pretty readable, grimy take on conventional noir tropes...

...even if through the whole book I kept remembering how much I liked Jim Thompson's Pop. 1280.

Still, worth a look, and superior to Joe Lansdale's The Leather Maiden, which...