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Karen Bender presents and signs Refund: Stories

In Refund, Bender creates an award-winning collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in which money and the estimation of value affect the lives of her characters. The stories in Refund reflect our contemporary world--swindlers, reality show creators, desperate artists, siblings, parents -- who try to answer the question: What is the real definition of worth?   In Theft, an eighty-year-old swindler, accustomed to tricking people for their money, boards a cruise ship to see if she can find something of true value--a human connection. In Anything for Money, the creator of a reality show is thrown into the real world when his estranged granddaughter reenters his life in need of a new heart; and in the title story, young artist parents in downtown Manhattan escape the attack on 9/11 only to face a battle over their subletted apartment with a stranger who might have lost more than only her deposit.
Set in contemporary America, these stories herald a work of singular literary merit by an important writer at the height of her power. (Counterpoint)

ISBN: 9781619024557
Price: $25.00

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1. First Bad Man (Miranda July)

2. Love and Treasure (Ayelet Waldman)

3. All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)

4. Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)

5. Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)

6. Revenant (Michael Punke)

7. Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz)

8. Fifty Mice (Daniel Pyne)

9. Consumed (David Cronenberg)

10. Perfidia (James Ellroy)

 1. God Guns Grits and Gravy (Mike Huckabee)

2. Motivation Manifesto (Brendon Burchard)

3. America in Retreat (Bret Stephens)

4. Reputation Economy (Michael Fertik)

5. Italian Americans (Maria Laurino)

6. Paper Love (Sarah Wildman)

7. Case Against the Supreme Court (Erwin Chemerinsky)

8. Johnny Cash: the Life (Robert Hilburn)

9. Sympathy For the Devil (Michael Mewshaw)

10. Art of Discovery (Jeff Vespa)

 
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1. Love and Treasure (Ayelet Waldman)

2. Empty Chair (Bruce Wagner)

3. Red Hook Road (Ayelet Waldman)

4. Days of Anna Madrigal (Armistead Maupin)

5. Ask the Dust (John Fante)

6. Dept of Speculation (Jenny Offill)

7. Suspended Sentences (Patrick Modiano)

8. Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)

9. Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)

10. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)

 1. Women Who Raised Me (Victoria Rowell)

2. Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (Anne Edwards)

3. Bad Mother (Ayelet Waldman)

4. Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)

5. What We See When We Read (Peter Mendelsund)

6. Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon (David McGowan)

7. Where I Was From (Joan Didion)

8. Zagat Los Angeles 2014 (Zagat Survey)

9. Peter Lawford Story (Patricia Lawford Stewart)

10. Tools (Phil Stutz)

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