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Literary Liturgists, the BRIC Boom and Bestselling Brain Science: Today's TNR Reader

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy!

The myth of the BRIC boom: Their GDP equals ours, but their economic power is far overstated.
Foreign Policy | 12 min (2,985 words)

Who is the literary liturgist behind the Book of Mormon?
Los Angeles Review of Books | 11 min (2,691 words)

Belief, belonging, and the brain: Unpacking the mind of Oliver Sacks.
New York |18 min (4,537 words)

The end of Salinger: Black Swan Green as the new Catcher in the Rye.
Slate | 7 min (1,689 words)