Understand the world.
One country and one novel at a time.
THE ALIGNIST is a quarterly box subscription that will transport you to different corners of the world.
Follow the struggles of a cast of characters through a war-torn country and trace hope across the ocean in a rickety boat. Fiction offers an entry point for making sense of complex conflicts and crises, but on it’s own, it’s not enough to forge an informed understanding of the world. THE ALIGNIST connects novels to the news. It will deliver a work of fiction to your doorstep, along with everything you need to understand the real world social and political issues it describes. THE WHOLE STORY edition also includes authentic recipes and ethically-sourced crafts to make you feel like you’re truly transported to the setting of the novel.
There are two levels of engagement with THE ALIGNIST. An essentials-only JUST THE FACTS subscription, or a multi-sensory experience with THE WHOLE STORY.
Both subscriptions offer an in-depth engagement with news and history that will off a deeper connection to our wide world.
JUST THE FACTS
A specially-selected work of international fiction delivered to your door, along with a custom-made "roadmap" to connect the novel’s plot story to lived realities, historical insights, and key statistics to help make sense of the world in an in-depth and engaged way.
THE WHOLE STORY
A work of fiction, "roadmap," plus an array of ethically-sourced artisanal goods, culinary items, authentic recipes, and art objects from the featured country to create a multi-sensory experience of the featured country that also gives back to people living there.