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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
The Dead Are More Visible - Steven Heighton Awesome. Strong tight stories all the way through. The first half of the title story was already excellent, and then it slid sharply into an unexpectedly powerful development. In Noughts and Crosses the story cleverly unfolded across the scaffolding of an annotated email. Swallow took us into the world of damaged souls numbing their pains and plumping their wallets by participating in pharmaceutical research trials.
Masterfully done. Several of the stories were re-reads, having been previously published in The Walrus or Geist, but they were just as great the next time around.