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
Tracking a single oyster from the Gulf to Bourbon Street, to a 1,300-ton pile of shells, provides a tour through Louisiana’s precarious coastal economy.
Studying drivers across the country for signs of license-plate prejudice—or, why everyone loves Vermont drivers and hates Texans.
David Sedaris reads “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” the greatest story in human history.
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.
“Newsome was halfway up the 30-foot pole when police demanded that she climb back down, but she continued upward and removed the flag.”
Why it’s the duty of every white American to burn a Confederate flag.
There are eight million stories in a city. How many are there at Walmart? Random telephone calls made to hear about life inside.
Clemency is supposed to be a “fail-safe” in our judicial system. Thanks to a handful of powerful, well-paid political appointees, that notion is proving lethally incorrect.
Biker rallies, rodeos, and other loud gatherings in the American South. Watch out for the flaming torches.
NFL star Randy Moss is now a high school coach. A Vikings fan explains how watching one childhood hero move on with his life helps him say goodbye to another.
Mainstream country music is dominated by bros singing about girls in cutoffs and drinking tequila. But some female country artists are ready to exchange fire.
Tobacco farmers, churchgoers, and signs of rapid growth crop up like kudzu along North Carolina’s Highway 15-501, aka Tobacco Road.