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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 Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories - Mark Richard Robert's rec, and much appreciated. The opening story ("Strays") far and away my favorite, but it's also a high-water mark for stories generally: bleakly funny prose and plot, and ideas boiled down to images like sharp pebbles, seemingly insignificant but they hit with real sting. (I'm particularly fond of the stray dogs waking the narrator and his brother, scraping their backs along the bottom of the house, right under the boys' bedroom.)

Good stuff. Thanks, Robert.