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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
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
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Daniyal Mueenuddin Collection of short stories, mostly set in Pakistan. Mostly excellent. I discovered him from a superb short story in Granta. Also, I think, from the New Yorker. The one set in Paris, with characters loosely based on the author (Our Lady of Paris”) is least convincing, not engaging or original — the characters flat. He is too close to them and so cannot properly see them, I think.