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Home Improvement: Undead Edition
Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
Arthur Conan Doyle
Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business - Gary Rivlin A really fascinating look at some of the poverty, inc. businesses.

I knew there were predatory lenders but I had no idea just how horrific their practices really were. They deliberately targeted the most vulnerable people and inundated them with offers for refinancing or home equity loans. I was never one who thought that the victims of these crimes "got what they deserved" but if you are one of these people I urge you to read this book.

Several other areas of the poverty, inc. business are also covered including payday loans and advances on tax returns.

The book also covers the big groups who were at the forefront of fighting against those in the poverty business.