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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki: Why Elizabeth Warren is good for business.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
“Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead: Sayed Ishaq Gailani on women’s rights in Afghanistan.
REFLECTIONS
"Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri: Growing up literary.
STARTING OUT
"High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht.
"The Money", by Junot Diaz.
“Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan.
FICTION
"Above and Below", by Lauren Groff.
ON TELEVISION
"Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin: A review of FX’s sitcom Louie.

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  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
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