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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Karen E. Bender’s ‘Refund’

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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‘The Monopolists,’ by Mary Pilon

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
The story of Monopoly, and the woman unrecognized for her role in its creation.
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The Shortlist: Michael Crummey’s ‘Sweetland,’ and More

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
New books by Michael Crummey, Jonas Lüscher and Jonas Karlsson.
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‘The Great Beanie Baby Bubble,’ by Zac Bissonnette

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
A history of the Beanie Baby phenomenon.
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Crime: Michael Robotham’s ‘Life or Death,’ and More

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
In Michael Robotham’s “Life or Death,” an inmate escapes the day before his scheduled release.
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‘The Seventh Day,’ by Yu Hua

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
In Yu Hua’s novel, the dead who can’t afford burial wander aimlessly in the afterworld.
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‘Heaven’s Bankers,’ by Harris Irfan

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
Islamic finance is revolutionizing the world economy.
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Open Book: The Way We Read Now

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:59
Recent global economic woes have brought the subject of money back into fashion in fiction.
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‘Thrift,’ by Andrew L. Yarrow

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:32
A history of the 20th-century American thrift movement.
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Letters: The Content of Character

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:18
Readers respond to recent reviews of Shelby Steele’s “Shame,” Jason L. Riley’s “Please Stop Helping Us” and more.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: By the Book

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:19
The author of “Infidel,” “Nomad” and, most recently, “Heretic” read a lot of romance novels and Jackie Collins growing up: “We didn’t discriminate between good and bad. It is now difficult to imagine that we had so few books.”






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ArtsBeat: Alan Moore’s Novel ‘Jerusalem’ Coming in 2016

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:41
Mr. Moore’s next novel combines historical fiction with fantasy.






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Children’s Books: ‘Prickly Jenny’ and ‘Edgar Wants to Be Alone’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:52
Two new picture books find the charm in their characters’ terrible moods.






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‘The Age of Cryptocurrency,’ by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:30
A look at the rapidly evolving world of digital money.






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Bill Browder’s ‘Red Notice’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:30
An American businessman confronts the Russian kleptocracy.






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‘For Love of Country,’ by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:20
A celebration of the courage, dedication and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans.






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Bookends: Do Money Woes Spur Creativity or Stifle It?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 08:30
Rivka Galchen and Mohsin Hamid discuss the role of money troubles in a creative life.






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‘Culture Crash,’ by Scott Timberg

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:30
It has become almost impossible to make a living in or around the arts.






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