Waiting for Normal
A journalist returns to Beirut fearful that the revolution she’d had to watch from afar had ended.
Squeezing the Elephant
The massive Asian version is running out of habitat, raiding farms, and killing the occasional human
The Black Dahlia
The Long, Strange History of Los Angeles’ Coldest Cold Case
When the Iron Men Returned
A French town has never stopped celebrating the GIs who liberated them 75 years ago.
The Day the Earth Sorta Stood Still
The Brooklyn Dodgers Played in Nine World Series. They Won One. Two Years Later They Were Gone.
If you could choose only one memory from the entirety of your life to take with you into the after life, what would it be?
Can attitude help save the planet? A frightened climate reporter meets an ex-basketball player with a serious game plan.
The Long Odyssey of a Child Soldier
Waiting to Be Blessed
He Needed a Cheap Place to Live. His Landlord Offered a Lesson on Life.
She wanted a new life in America. She found it in a massage parlor.
The School at the End of the Trail of Tears
For many Native American teenagers Sherman Indian High School is a last chance for an education and a future.
People get wiser in all sorts of ways, not all of them expected, and not all of them good.
When My Newspaper Died
In hardluck Youngstown, Ohio a reporter covers one last big story for his hometown newspaper.
“Why Don’t You Go Fight for the Reindeer?”
Scandinavia’s Sami have been herding reindeer for generations. Then the miners arrived. The Sami had never been protesters. Until now.
Prison as a Haven
In the opioid wars, inside can feel safer than the perils of the street.
What Do We Do With Robert E. Lee?
The General is buried at Washington and Lee University. For over a century that was never a problem. Then came Charlottesville.
I Had a Friend. He Dreamed of Israel.
After 35 years, a visit to a grave, and to a different country.
The shortest farewells are the best. Or are they?
High Falls: A Human Chain
How do you tell the story of a young man’s horrific suicide if no one wants to hear it?
The Moral Complexity of Sioux County, Iowa
Congressman Steve King’s quiet heartland is all-American, you might say. And America is changing.
When We Stopped at the Water
Forty-eight years ago four friends set off on a road trip. Three returned.
Mi Realidad: Cuban Rap Struggles to be Heard
Rappers convey the harsh realities of Cuban life, but no one on a changing island wants to listen anymore.
The 1892 lynching of four men, a small southern backwater, and a reporter confronted with the reflections of the past.
When is it a virtue to be silent? When is it a curse?
Pupil of the Nation
My father spent a life on the run from the ghosts of wartime betrayals. But they are hard to lose.
It took an escape from her gray, struggling, Brexit-voting hometown in northern England to feel its magnetic pull
You Could Die!
A girl and her longboard on the New York streets
The diary of a middle-aged surfer in landlocked London
And Now You Can Leave: Israel and the Other
“For you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Where are you at home in the world? Five writers came to us with stories about home that we’ll be publishing over the coming weeks. Home, these stories remind us, is where you need to be. Welcome to The Delacorte Review.