The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
Make it through a family holiday gathering in one piece with these tactics from the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator.
The Obamas are the rare First Family to leave the White House stronger than when they arrived—never victims, even when hatefully victimized. Is it too late for the rest of us to learn how?
A father writes his son a note on election night. It gets passed around their family and friends—and soon the entire world. What viral impact looks like, post-Trump.
What it’s like to be 14 in a new school, a new city away from home—and the wrong ethnicity in a divided country.
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
A young woman is covered in tattoos and her parents have no idea, so she made a video—complete with choir—to show her parents what she’s been hiding.
The Chinese state makes no provision for prisoners’ children. So when a father is put in jail, his kids’ fates are up for grabs.
Years after his father died, a son rediscovers their Xbox—and with it, his dad’s ghost car.
Some of the world’s largest, oldest fish live in Oregon. Why anyone would want to vandalize them, even abduct them, takes explaining.
Throwing f-bombs may be offensive to some people, but it’s also one of the greatest mental health regimens ever devised.
When the family pet nears the end, of course there is sadness. But there is also every other emotion.
If you had to choose between the life of a loved one or the survival of a dozen other people, would you be capable of a rational decision?