Marion Winik and The Baltimore Book of the Dead

Ben Blum and Ranger Games

Jeffrey Toobin and American Heiress

Douglas Preston and The Lost City of the Monkey God

James Campbell and Braving It

Langdon Cook and The Mushroom Hunters

Robert Kolker and Lost Girls

Dave Eggers and The Circle

Tom Kizzia and Pilgrim's Wilderness

Katherine Boo on Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Florence Williams and Breasts

Debra Gwartney on Live Through This

Masha Gessen and The Brothers

William Langewiesche on The Atomic Bazaar

Evan Wright and Bad Therapist

Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington and The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

Leah Carroll and Down City

Thirteen Minutes with Paula Fox

David K. Randall and The War for Paradise

Sam Quinones and Dreamland

On Mary Gaitskill and Bad Behavior

Martha Elliott and The Man in the Monster

James Nestor and Deep

Lacy M. Johnson and The Other Side

Walter Kirn on Blood Will Out

Neil Swidey and Trapped Under the Sea 

Ben Rawlence and City of Thorns

Stacy Schiff and The Witches