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‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:35
How to talk with children about money.

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‘Shrinks,’ by Jeffrey A. Lieberman with Ogi Ogas

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:23
A look at psychiatry’s evolution from pseudoscience to therapeutic tool.
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Author’s Note: Writers Old and Young: Staring Across the Moat

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:20
When, sooner than they can possibly imagine, young writers turn into old writers, what then?
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Editors’ Choice

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:18
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Letters: The Best Intentions

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:10
Readers respond to recent Bookends essays, a review of Barney Frank’s memoir and more.
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‘The Country of Ice Cream Star,’ by Sandra Newman

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:06
In the ruins of a future America, a devastating plague leaves few living to adulthood.
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‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
How to stay sane about college admissions, and how to make education more accessible.
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By the Book: T. C. Boyle: By the Book

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:50
The author, most recently, of “The Harder They Come” is mad about nature writing: “I want to get inside the head of every creature in the world, even ants.”

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‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:16
Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.

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Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:11
In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.

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‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:02
The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:31
A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”

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Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:30
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:20
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”

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Inside the List

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
Dennis Lehane is still closely identified with his native Boston, but his novel “World Gone By,” No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, is set mostly in Florida and Cuba.
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‘The Looting Machine,’ by Tom Burgis

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.
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‘Coined,’ by Kabir Sehgal

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.
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‘Wake Up Happy Every Day,’ by Stephen May

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.
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‘God’s Bankers,’ by Gerald Posner

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.
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