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By the Book: T. C. Boyle: By the Book

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:50am
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.”






‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:16am
Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.






Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:11am
In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.






‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02am
The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.






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

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:31am
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.”






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 - 7:30am
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:20pm
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”






Inside the List

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
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.

‘The Looting Machine,’ by Tom Burgis

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.

‘Coined,’ by Kabir Sehgal

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.

‘Wake Up Happy Every Day,’ by Stephen May

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.

‘God’s Bankers,’ by Gerald Posner

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.

Paperback Row

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Karen E. Bender’s ‘Refund’

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘The Monopolists,’ by Mary Pilon

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
The story of Monopoly, and the woman unrecognized for her role in its creation.

The Shortlist: Michael Crummey’s ‘Sweetland,’ and More

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
New books by Michael Crummey, Jonas Lüscher and Jonas Karlsson.

‘The Great Beanie Baby Bubble,’ by Zac Bissonnette

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
A history of the Beanie Baby phenomenon.

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

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
In Michael Robotham’s “Life or Death,” an inmate escapes the day before his scheduled release.

‘The Seventh Day,’ by Yu Hua

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
In Yu Hua’s novel, the dead who can’t afford burial wander aimlessly in the afterworld.