It's the Long List for the 2021 ToB!
Is it 2021 yet? Please? Introducing the Long List for the 2021 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes
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.
Traditionally ostracized in the weight room, women who dare to lift weights discover strength they were previously denied.
Some of the world’s largest, oldest fish live in Oregon. Why anyone would want to vandalize them, even abduct them, takes explaining.
When five million people share your name, your Google-ability is miserably low. Will this forever change naming?
Leave the pardoning to the president. For one budding farmer, some truths are self-evident: that turkeys are stupid, dirty, and very mean.
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?
A Manhattan wedding, a cancer scan, and the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.
Protesters are clashing in the street over paintings. What is it, whether in art or literature, that makes one thing better than another?
The victim of a robbery starts attending trials in New Orleans to understand the system while her burglar serves time in jail. Then he gets out.