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Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:59pm

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger And Loss On The Underground Railroad

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:30am

While writing his new book, historian Eric Foner relied on a recently discovered record of slaves' escapes. He says the documents paint a "revealing picture" of life on the Underground Railroad.

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Dark, Disturbing And Playful, 'Seventh Day' Takes On Modern China

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:03am

In Yu Hua's new novel, a recently dead man decides to attend his own funeral and ends up wandering a strange sort of afterlife, full of characters whose stories reflect the troubles of modern China.

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A Memoir Of A Family's Diaspora, And A Mother's Depression

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 2:57pm

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen looks back on his life and asks: Could a family's constant movement — four countries in four generations — contribute to a mother's struggle with mental illness?

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'Train to Crystal City' Tells A Secret Story Of WWII Internments

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:40am

A World War II program traded German and Italian Americans for Americans who were trapped abroad. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jan Jarboe Russell.

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Finding A Childhood Bully, And So Much More, In 'Whipping Boy'

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:40am

In his new memoir, Allen Kurzweil goes looking for his childhood tormentor — and discovers he's served time for involvement in an international fraud scheme so wild and colorful, it could be a movie.

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It's A Chump's Life In 'Amnesia'

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 3:52am

Peter Carey's new novel starts with a sad-sack disgraced reporter tasked with writing the biography of a notorious hacker, but reviewer Jason Sheehan says there's a jarring change of gears halfway.

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'Wallander' Author Henning Mankell On The Catastrophe Of Cancer

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:10pm

The famed Swedish author of the Kurt Wallander mystery novels was diagnosed a year ago — "a catastrophe for me," he says; since then, he's talked more about the disease than the drama of forensics.

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Illustrated Memoir Recalls Marching In Selma At Just 15

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 3:20pm

Lynda Blackmon Lowery was still a child when she joined the legendary 1965 march. Now she's written a book for young readers about the experience, called Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom.

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