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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 Broken Shore

The Broken Shore - Peter Temple Great writing, tight, richly evocative of Southern Australia in the language, the politics, the racial issues. There are only so many stories you can spin in this genre, so those that are particularly nicely written (like this one, or the Kate Atkinson Case History novels) help lift it above the crowd. And it's a bonus for the armchair travel view of a different culture.