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- A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing
This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation. [Fri, Oct. 31]
- Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories
There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham. [Fri, Oct. 31]
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of October 30, 2014
A museum owner's daughter and an immigrant photographer fall for each other in Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things. It appears at No. 6. [Fri, Oct. 31]
- NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of October 30, 2014
Comedian Jim Gaffigan shares his offbeat love affair with American junk food in Food. It debuts at No. 12. [Fri, Oct. 31]
- NPR Bestsellers: Week Of October 30, 2014
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide. [Fri, Oct. 31]