Top Five Stories: 2015–2016

“The hill people were aware of approximate boundaries, represented by sagging barbed-wire fences and low stone walls,” writes Rick Bass. “But of the secret world below, they had no concept.” This year our Top 5 Stories of the Week shed light on our secret worlds, full of history, intrigue, hurt, and humor. Join us there, and enjoy.

The Story of the Week series for 2016–2017 starts on September 12. If you would like to send a story for consideration as a Story of the Week, please see our Guidelines. Each September the top five Stories of the Week are selected for special notice.