- Hanukkah Hamster
Edgar took pictures on his phone and shared them with his family in Israel”) and wondering how he’ll feel if the rightful owner shows up.
- The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
By humanizing the players, the accounts of each team’s amazing season and the four-chapter recap of their final, unbelievable game are elevated above entertaining sports reporting to thoughtful, emotional storytelling.
- Murder at the Veteran's Club
Benson asserts that these items will “right a great wrong from the past.”
- Engraved on the Heart
With more than a few twists and turns, Johnson crafts an inspirational tale of love, fortitude, and what it means to do the right thing when the very concept of “right” is challenged.
- Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Merci doesn’t feel much pressure to be anyone but herself, but her self-assuredness (“It’s never too early to work on your corporate leadership skills,” she declares at one point) makes her a target: rich kid Edna tries to put Merci outside the sixth grade girls’ friend circle, and the c
- Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
These encounters made her a media sensation—and a target of the right wing.
- None of My Business
Remembering his time reporting on war-torn 1990s Somalia, he muses, “Maybe one way to understand currency collapse is to go someplace where society has collapsed already”; in an equally insightful, albeit dramatically different moment, he solicits opinions about popular apps from his teenage daughter,
- Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World's Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing
Partial to alliteration (“Fabulous Fat Fanny Feeding Ferociously on Farinaceous Foods”), Hamilton charmed reporters and the public alike.
- Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley's Stand Against Big Hydro
With energetic prose and extensive on-the-ground reporting, Cox profiles the people and issues behind the divisive project.
- I Have the Right to: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
The audiobook offers some bonus content at the end: Prout’s mother reads her own afterword of advice for victims and their families, and coauthor Abelson, a Boston Globe reporter, offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of the book’s creation.
- American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
Human rights lawyer Sethi brings together 13 stories of “people whose lives have been impacted by hate” during and after the American presidential election of 2016 in this affecting anthology.
- Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
The result is a gripping and timely examination of the “alt-right” subculture and the potential for dialogue and moral reasoning to overcome hateful dogmas.
- Squeezed: The High Price of the American Family
Quart, editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, deep dives into the struggle of ordinary families whose middle-class American dream is frustratingly out of reach.
- Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
At key moments, Abrams and Fisher imagine the thoughts, conversations, and strategies of Lincoln, the prosecutors, the court reporter, and the presiding judge.
- No Heavy Lifting: Globetrotting Adventures of a Sports Media Guy
The stories bounce among baseball, basketball, hockey, and his experiences as a reporter in Hawaii, including accounts of a tense hostage situation and the roller-coaster ride of covering a political scandal.