Over the next few weeks, follow along as we review and revisit all six finalists.
Larissa MacFarquhar writes about do-gooders who “open themselves to a sense of unlimited, crushing responsibility.”
Once again, the author comes up with a fantastic fable about colliding worlds.
A review of “The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season” and “33 Days.”
In his final novel, Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf proved that he could still speak the language of the young.
How Americans destroyed their own labor force without even noticing
“The Joan Didion of Australia” writes a masterful book about a real-life family tragedy.
Kirstin Valdez Quade’s theatrical new short-story collection
In a 1933 Atlantic article, the novelist shared her elaborate, self-aware approach to writing.
And the titles their authors say they loved
Peter Stamm’s All Days Are Night follows two characters in search of a cure.
Three novellas about family
An unusual historical novel
Travels in the land of empathy
Yiyun Li’s latest novel maps new extremes of loneliness.
The tiny actress showed demoralized grown-ups how much spunky perseverance could achieve.
Barbara Ehrenreich tries to make rational sense of an adolescent epiphany.
A classic book makes a comeback
A new book in brief
More than half of community-college students never earn a degree. Here's how to fix that.