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The 2019 Tournament of Books Long List (THE MORNING NEWS)

Here are our favorite, Rooster-approved novels from 2018. In the coming weeks, we’ll cull this list down to our final set of competitors for the 2019 Tournament of Books.

What a great year for fiction. We really mean that. No matter that the headlines every morning already read like fantasy. Honestly, more than ever we are convinced that literature is necessary to life. That it encourages our best intentions. That it expects better of our weaker ideas. Best of all, it puts us in somebody else’s shoes. Books—fiction in particular, the novel especially—are the most powerful empathy engines that humans have come up with yet.

To read the list, click here.