Stephen McCauley

10 Novels About Lost Wealth and the Great Recession

In a recent Daily Beast/Newsweek poll, 44 percent of respondents reported that their personal economic situation currently makes them upset, while close to a third said it makes them downright angry. It’s been about 2 and a half years since the Great Recession began, and there’s a slew of books you can count on to make your situation seem a little bit better if you’re one of the 9.1 percent of Americans who are still unemployed or if you’re a working stiff who can’t seem to get a break. So enjoy this list, dear readers, because a good novel about the economic slowdown can take the pressure off of another grinding week at the office or on the job hunt. … Read More

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A Literary Tour of the Most Well-Read Cities in America

Yesterday, Amazon released a list of the most well-read cities in our fair nation based on media sales so far this year; you may find the results surprising (we know we did). We’ve taken the top ten cities and created a list of books that are based in each to create a virtual literary tour for your reading pleasure. As always, if you see we’re missing the quintessential novel from a certain city that’s close to your heart, take us to task in the comments. … Read More

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