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In Yu Hua’s novel, the dead who can’t afford burial wander aimlessly in the afterworld.
This book reminds young people, and their parents, that what students get from a college has almost nothing to do with where it stands in the pecking order of prestige.
In Michael Robotham’s “Life or Death,” an inmate escapes the day before his scheduled release.
Recent global economic woes have brought the subject of money back into fashion in fiction.
A history of the Beanie Baby phenomenon.
New books by Michael Crummey, Jonas Lüscher and Jonas Karlsson.
The story of Monopoly, and the woman unrecognized for her role in its creation.
Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.
In her book “Just Kids From the Bronx,” the author Arlene Alda collects more than 60 evocative oral histories from a diverse group that includes Colin L. Powell, Carl Reiner, Neil DeGrasse Tysonand Chazz Palminteri.
Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.
After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.
How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.
A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.
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....
Ms. Essbaum has named her married, dissatisfied heroine Anna, as in Karenina, in a debut novel with a smattering of graphic sex scenes....
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”...
Top 5 at a Glance 1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson 3. THE RECKLESS BRIDE, by Stephanie Laurens 4. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson 5. 61 HOURS, by Lee Child
Top 5 at a Glance 1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson 2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson 3. THE FINKLER QUESTION, by Howard Jacobson 4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave 5. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese
Manhattan literary agencies are doing the previously unthinkable: moving to Brooklyn.
The New York Times will publish e-book best-seller lists in fiction and nonfiction beginning early next year, a reflection of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing.