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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
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen, Anna Summers These stories are like entering into the vivid and tormented dreams of someone with a feverish delirium. Yet they are oddly refreshing and often touching tales. The author displays an astonishingly original creativity. I particularly liked "The Fountain House" which had been previously published in the New Yorker. It fulfills the promise of its' opening line: "There once lived a girl who was killed, then brought back to life."