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‘The Seventh Day,’ by Yu Hua

In Yu Hua’s novel, the dead who can’t afford burial wander aimlessly in the afterworld.

Review: In ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,’ Frank Bruni Examines College Admissions Mania

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.

Crime: Michael Robotham’s ‘Life or Death,’ and More

In Michael Robotham’s “Life or Death,” an inmate escapes the day before his scheduled release.

Open Book: The Way We Read Now

Recent global economic woes have brought the subject of money back into fashion in fiction.

‘The Monopolists,’ by Mary Pilon

The story of Monopoly, and the woman unrecognized for her role in its creation.

Karen E. Bender’s ‘Refund’

Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.

Bookshelf: In ‘Just Kids From the Bronx,’ Famous Names Recall Their Roots

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.

‘God’s Bankers,’ by Gerald Posner

Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.

‘Wake Up Happy Every Day,’ by Stephen May

After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.

‘The Looting Machine,’ by Tom Burgis

How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.

‘Coined,’ by Kabir Sehgal

A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.

Inside the List

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....

Review: Jill Alexander Essbaum’s ‘Hausfrau,’ a Good Wife, With a Few Caveats

Ms. Essbaum has named her married, dissatisfied heroine Anna, as in Karenina, in a debut novel with a smattering of graphic sex scenes....

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”...

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

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

Paperback Trade Fiction

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

No Bridge Too Far: Literary Agents Move to Brooklyn

Manhattan literary agencies are doing the previously unthinkable: moving to Brooklyn.

Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers

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.

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