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2019_02_13A_Hess32DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Stephen Hess ("Bit Player")
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider.
Bit Player: My Life with Presidents and Ideas
Featuring author Stephen Hess
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone....
Author folks here pretty much in sequence:... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A6_GBF_Cupcakes25Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- 10th anniversary cupcakes and cake (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G2_GBF_AMSC10Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron (Moderated by Adele Levine)
Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron, Adele Levine -- Life can change on a dime. Abby Maslin talks about learning to care for her husband as he healed, and how they rebuilt their marriage. S. Michael Scadron shares the highs and lows of his life as he learned both to walk and to live his life fully... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K3_GBF_AGKM13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh
Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh -- In Gratz's "Refugee," we follow the stories of three families seeking asylum at different times in history. Historically accurate with suspense and emotion, this novel expands our understanding of the difficult situations people have faced over time. In Marsh's "Nowhere... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J4_GBF_AGAH22Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch (Moderated by Dave Roman)
Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch, Dave Roman -- This Science Comics panel will showcase comics that contain excellent science information with graphics about one topic, and loads of fun!

Alex Graudins
Latest Title: Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine
Alex Graudins is a a Rhode... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B3_GBF_ABMB5Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)
Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler, Bethanne Patrick -- New York City is the backdrop for these compulsively readable debut novels by Andrea Bartz and Marcia Butler. Each explores the effects of death, grief and secrets on tangled relationships.

Andrea Bartz
Latest Title: The Lost Night
Andrea Bartz is a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C6_GBF_AKEK10Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (Moderated by Susan Coll)
Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B2_GBF_Hillerman12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Anne Hillerman (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Anne Hillerman -- Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Anne Hillerman
Latest... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_17_GBF_Reception299Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Author Reception
Lots of folks here including: Jud Ashman ,Fred Bowen, Dave Roman, Jonathan Roth, Russell Ginns, Randon Noble, Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Maya Motayne, Julie Langsdoft, Andrea Bartz, Jannifer Yacovissi, Garrett Peck, James Swanson, Minh Le, Alan Gratz, Jackie Craven, Randon Noble, Susan Tan, Ellen... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E7_GBF_Bradlee44Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Ben Bradlee, Jr. -- The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today.

Ben Bradlee Jr.
Latest Title: The Forgotten: How the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D2_GBF_Levey21Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Bob Levey
Bob Levey -- Beloved former Washington Post Columnist Bob Levey's novel Larry Felder, Candidate is a searching snapshot of how difficult it can be to attain a lifelong dream - and to leave others behind.

Bob Levey
Latest Title: Larry Felder, Candidate
Bob Levey is a prize-winning journalist who has... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C4_GBF_CBCCAS9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens (Moderated by Mariko Hewer)
Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens -- Literally Boundless: Literary Fiction in Three Different Forms. Literary fiction takes the form of short stories, satire, and historical fiction with writers Caroline Bock, Alice Stephens, and Carrie Callaghan. All three consider themes of sacrifice and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I1_GBF_CHWHEO9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh
Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh -- Ellen Oh, Co-Founder of We Need Diverse Books, presents short stories by diverse authors for middle grade students. Cheryl and Wade Hudson join her with a collection of diverse authors and illustrators empowering students to build a better tomorrow.

Cheryl... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B4_GBF_Pavone14Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Pavone (In conversation with Jeffery Deaver)
Chris Pavone, Jeffery Deaver -- Join the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems - and that it involves her family, in conversation with award-winning author Jeffery... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F3_GBF_Wilson21Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Wilson (In conversation with Jud Ashman)
Chris Wilson -- The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. This is his unforgettable story.

Chris Wilson
Latest Title:... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D4_GBF_CTJW3Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh
Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh -- Christopher Tilghman returns to the saga of the Mason and Bayly families as an interracial couple leaves Maryland for 1890's France, and Jenny L. Walsh returns to the star-crossed lovebirds Bonnie and Clyde as he's locked up, and she's left waiting, their dreams... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H6_GBF_CKEL11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau
Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau -- Bread & Beauty's recipes have been shared by the Agricultural Reserve's people, a legacy of family and labor, just as the Reserve is a legacy of stewardship we hand to the future. Net proceeds from the sale of Bread & Beauty benefit Montgomery Countryside Alliance... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F6_GBF_DYoung16Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Damon Young (In conversation with Carmen Phelps)
Damon Young -- Cultural critic Damon Young discusses his memoir-in-essays, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker," in which he uses perspective on his own life to explore the inherent tensions and joys of living while being a black man in America today. (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E3_GBF_Maraniss14Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss -- In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family's ordeal, from blacklisting to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K4_GBF_DCAE13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing
Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing -- Clayton's "Everlasting Rose" is the second book in the Belles Series is set in a fictional Orleans with palace intrigue and page turning suspense. In Ewing's "The Cerulean," Sera Lighthaven finds herself accidentally stranded on a hostile planet and must find a way to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C2_GBF_Lipman12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Elinor Lipman (In conversation with Jenny Yacovissi)
Elinor Lipman, Jenny Yacovissi -- The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results, has been described as funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed.

Elinor... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I5_GBF_ESRS22Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith
Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith -- In the 2nd book in Schrefer's Lost Rain Forest series, Gogi must use his powers carefully to protect the rain forest and his friends. A magical adventure for nature and animal lovers. In Smith's "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away," twelve-year-old Simon becomes... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B1_GBF_EWRG11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Erica Wright, Randee Green (Moderated by Carrie Callaghan)
Erica Wright, Randee Green, Carrie Callaghan -- Author Erica Wright pens an ode to female power and courage, with a heroine who risks her life with a deep sea fishing company with sinister connections. Joined by author Randee Green and moderated by Carrie Callaghan.

Randee Green
Latest Title:... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F4_GBF_Thomas11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Etan Thomas (In conversation with Tony Massenburg)
Etan Thomas, Tony Massenburg -- Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas' interviews of over 50 athletes and others, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Dwyane Wade, who believe in using their... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H4_GBF_Miller9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E. Ethelbert Miller (In conversation with Alan King)
E. Ethelbert Miller, Alan King -- Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from and discuss poems that celebrate and interpret the game, as well as talk about his other works, and his career as a poet. In conversation with author and poet Alan King.

E. Ethelbert Miller
Latest Title:... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B5_GBF_EAJCJM29Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)
E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney -- Join E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver and Julie Maloney for a discussion of their three crime novels about love, loss, family, and fighting for what you know is right.

E.A. Aymar
Latest Title: The Unrepentant
“... one of the most promising and talented... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E6_GBF_Peck19Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Garrett Peck
Garrett Peck -- Garrett Peck's The Great War in America presents an opportunity to reexamine the country's role on the global stage and the tremendous political and social changes that overtook the nation because of the war.

Garrett Peck
Latest Title: The Great War in America: World War I and Its... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I3_GBF_GSCH13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu
Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu -- In Schmidt's "Pay Attention Carter Jones," we meet the Jones family on the stressful and chaotic first day of school. Everything is perfect and orderly in Haydu'ss "Eventown," but is the quest for perfection worth what the family must give up?

Gary D.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J1_GBF_GCPK14Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim
Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim -- In the fourth book in Choldenko's Alcatraz series, Moose's strong sense of responsibility motivates him to rescue his special needs sister from a dangerous situation. Set in a tight knit Korean Community, Kim's "I'm OK" shows the strength of community and how one young... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H3_GBF_GCRS6Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari, Katherine E. Young, Reuben Jackson, and Elizabeth Hazen
Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari -- Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri writes of women's lives, loves, and work in a multitude of voices. Join moderator Rose Solari and others in a tribute to one of America's most beloved and influential women of letters.

Grace Cavalieri
Latest Title: Other Voices,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J7_GBF_HKBR6Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts
Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts -- In Khan's third book in the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series, Zayd sustains a sports injury that sidelines him. Can he continue to be the team captain while not in the game? And, in Roberts' "Nikki on the Line," Nikki Doyle is invited to play on an elite... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E1_GBF_Jones9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ida E. Jones
Ida E. Jones -- Victorine Quille Adams was a Baltimore native who persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

Ida E. Jones
Latest Title: Baltimore Civil Rights... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H2_GBF_JCLD10Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal (Moderated by Dan Brady)
Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal, Dan Brady -- Lisa Dordal and Jackie Craven write from different perspectives about what it means to be human, and the complicated emotions and expectations everyone faces.

Jackie Craven
Latest Title: Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
Born into a family of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G4_GBF_Mustich12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- James Mustich (In conversation with David O. Stewart)
James Mustich, David O. Stewart -- Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that's as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

James Mustich
Latest Title: 1,000 Books to Read... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G5_GBF_Kuhns9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jamie Ferguson Kuhns
Jamie Ferguson Kuhns -- Montgomery Parks' Senior Historian Jamie F. Kuhns celebrates Josiah Henson, who was a husband, an abolitionist, a freedom seeker and Underground Railroad conductor, an author, and an international celebrity. His heroic story is tied directly to Montgomery County,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K5_GBF_JZLM16Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason
Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason -- Jeff Zentner creates a fun and emotional ride in "Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee" that touches on the many changes inevitable with high school graduation. And, suffering from grief and guilt, a young girl befriends a neighbor who shows her how to seek out a better life... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J5_GBF_JGMB11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty
Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty -- Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her new Rose Legacy series with "The Queen's Secret." Melinda Beatty discusses her stunning, original fantasy, "Heartseeker," the first in a new series.

Jessica Day George
Latest Title: The Queen's Secret
Jessica... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K6_GBF_Long12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Long (In conversation with Fred Bowen)
Jessica Long, Fred Bowen -- Jessica Long discusses her memoir, "Unsinkable," an inspirational and heartwarming story of becoming a Paralympic swimming champion.

Jessica Long
Latest Title: Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Jessica Long, a 13x Paralympic Swimming... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I4_GBF_JPLD5Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- John Parra
John Parra, Lulu Delacre -- Through John Parra's art we see the back wall of a building made beautiful by a community mural in "Hey, Wall." Lulu Delacre illustrates, "Olinguito, de la A a la Z!," a beautiful Andean cloud forest with the help of a newly discovered South American mammal. The bilingual... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G3_GBF_Eig10Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Eig (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Jonathan Eig -- Jonathan Eig's "Ali : A Life" reveals Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition. Ali is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J3_GBF_JRPN8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Roth
Jonathan Roth, Paul Noth -- In the latest in Roth's "Beep and Bob" series, Bob explains Halloween to Beep, who is over the moon with anticipation. Beep's space friends descend on the school, demanding Take Us to Your Sugar. A middle school science experiment goes terribly wrong creating a black hole... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I8_GBF_KLJW8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh
Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh -- Two stories about Malala Yousafzai, who was left with life threatening injuries after being attacked on an Afghanistan school bus. She spoke up and is now a spokesperson for educational rights for all children. In 2014 she was the youngest recipient of the Nobel... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G1_GBF_KLJM15Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore (Moderated by Holly Smith)
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore -- Award-winning writers and parents themselves, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator, and Joy Moore, a successful mother who raised her child without a partner, reveal their challenges and strategies for bringing up children to learn... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E4_GBF_OBrien8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Keith O'Brien
Keith O'Brien -- Join Keith O'Brien as he discusses his New York Times bestseller Fly Girls, the untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won.

Keith O’Brien
Latest Title: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J6_GBF_KHDW12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles
Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles -- In Holt's "The Boy's Gift," 9 year old Daniel must move to a new home because of his parents' divorce, and the reader is reminded that sometimes change can be a new beginning. And in Wiles' "A Long Line of Cakes," Emma Lane Cake moves to Aurora County and is... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G7_GBF_Onwuach20Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kwame Onwuachi (In conversation with Dr. Michele L. Simms-Burton)
Kwame Onwuachi -- In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame Onwuachi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

Kwame Onwuachi
Latest Title: Notes from a Young Black Chef
Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef at Kith and Kin in Washington, D.C.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F5_GBF_Cary8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lorene Cary (In conversation with Robin Alva Marcus)
Lorene Cary -- Only the second memoir from Black Ice author Lorene Cary, Ladysitting is a piece of the larger history of African American migration, and makes sure that a black woman's death adds meaning to her life. It is an elegy to a people, a community, a family, and two notable women.

Lorene... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E5_GBF_Olson8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lynne Olson (In conversation with Bethanne Patrick)
Lynne Olson, Bethanne Patrick -- The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from Lynne Olson, the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.

Lynne Olson
Latest Title: Madame... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H7_GBF_Gharib28Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Malaka Gharib (In conversation with Michael Cavna)
Malaka Gharib
Latest Title: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
Malaka Gharib is a journalist at NPR. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream,” a graphic memoir about being Filipino-Egyptian-American. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D1_GBF_Olsen6Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Maria Leonard Olsen
Maria Leonard Olsen -- By sharing her experience, Maria Leonard Olsen shines a spotlight on what women can do and learn in this important chapter of life, when familial responsibilities typically diminish, and women are able to explore what truly makes them whole and happy.

Maria Leonard... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18G6_GBF_Thiessen24Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mark Thiessen
Mark Thiessen -- Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. Join him to see an exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B6_GBF_MQTR7Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel
Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel -- Join authors Matthew Quirk and Tom Rosenstiel for ripped-from-the-headlines DC thrillers that will keep your pulse pounding. In the shadowy intelligence world, political rivalries and government conspiracies will have you wondering which is stranger - truth or... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I7_GBF_MSRBDA9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr
Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr, Diana Harmon Asher -- In "The Real McCoy's: Two's a Crowd," fourth grader Moxie McCoy realizes she needs her younger brother to solve a crime. Matthew Swanson provides the humor and Robbi Behr provides the illustrations. In Asher's "Sidetracked," Joseph reluctantly joins... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K1_GBF_MTGH39Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds
Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds -- Turner's "Thick as Thieves," the 5th book in the Queen's Thief series is filled with intrigue, battles, dangerous journeys and divine intervention. Hinds' illustrated adaptation of "The Iliad" takes the reader to the battlefields of Troy, the divine battles of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H1_GBF_MYoung5Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Melissa Scholes Young
Melissa Scholes Young -- Grace in Darkness is the long-awaited eighth volume of the "Grace and Gravity" series, a literary journal devoted to women writers in the DC region. Editor Melissa Scholes Young writes "these are women writers with guts. Their courage doesn't need nor ask permission"

Melissa... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K7_GBF_MGMM6Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne
Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne -- In Garcia's "The Resolutions," four inseparable friends are together for their annual New Year's Eve celebration. This time, each friend must make a resolution for another friend, which proves more difficult than they thought. Motayne's "Nocturna" is the first book in a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18J2_GBF_MLZO9Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora
Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora -- In Minh Le's "Drawn Together," a young boy and his grandfather, unable to communicate through a common language, connect by drawing together. Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association 2019 best picture book award. In OHora's "Bikes for Sale," through bold,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A1_GBF_Misc166Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Miscellaneous
The Politics and Prose tent, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
Folks here include Cerphe Colwell, Grant Goodman, Jud Ashman, Eugene Meyer, Tom Glenn, Frida Larios (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18K2_GBF_MHJS13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Monica Hesse, James Swanson
Monica Hesse, James Swanson -- Hesse's "The War Outside" is set in a WWII internment camp, where a German girl and a Japanese girl become secret friends. In Swanson's "Chasing King's Killer," James Earl Ray learns of Dr. Martin Luther King's plan to travel to a March in Memphis. He finds a boarding... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A2_GBF_Music58Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Musicians Stage
MARVIN GAYE Artist Performance Schedule

Performers pictured here:

Travis Tucker
Travis Tucker is a diverse entertainer whose voice ranges from caressing silky smooth ballads, to punching high-energy dance tunes and intricate raps. An accomplished songwriter and motivational speaker, Travis is... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C3_GBF_AB28Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (In conversation with Damon Young)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Damon Young -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talks about his award-winning short story collection. In conversation with Damon Young, Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, they will discuss how placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations reveals the violence, injustice,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D7_GBF_NAAM13Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine (Moderated by Bethanne Patrick)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine, Bethanne Patrick -- Short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and science fiction writer Arkady Martine explore themes of cultural unrest, protest and the fight for humanity, viewed through the lens of different genres.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Latest... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C1_GBF_PHKLAM8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew
Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew -- Small town living is explored in three books by authors Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis and Anna Jean Mayhew. Hear about a midwife in West Virginia during World War II, a mother facing gentrification in 1960s North Carolina, and a wife... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A5_GBF_PProse36Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Politics and Prose Tent
Authors visiting the tent included Dan Brady, Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty, and Lizzy Mason (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18H5_GBF_RNMW7Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik (Moderated by Holly Smith)
Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik -- Authors Randon Billings Noble and Marion Winik explore how we choose to live with our memories of the dead and those who are lost from our lives. Through essays exploring what it means to be haunted and through eulogies for loved ones and strangers alike, both... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18B7_GBF_RCTO11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor (Moderated by Audrey Bastian)
Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor -- The stakes are high in two international thrillers by Rick Campbell and Tj O'Connor. A rogue CIA agent and a National Security Advisor must act quickly to prevent terrorist attacks and a military coup from leading to war.

Rick Campbell
Latest Title: Treason
A native of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F1_GBF_Scheer6Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rob Scheer
Rob Scheer -- Poignant, gripping and inspiring, a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

Rob Scheer
Latest Title: A Forever Family: Fostering Change One... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D5_GBF_SMCM11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels (Moderated by Rebecca Speas)
Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels -- Historical fiction takes a romantic turn with a swirl of brides, earls, magnates, and scandalous affairs. Authors Sally MacKenzie and Charis Michaels entrance readers with their historical romances.

Sally MacKenzie
Latest Title: What Ales the Earl
Sally... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C7_GBF_SBJK11Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)
Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper -- The best book club books raise challenging questions. Join Sarah Blake and Jennifer Klepper as they explore family histories and tough choices through one family's New England inheritance which unearths long-hidden secrets, and an asylum-seeking client whose case stirs... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18C5_GBF_McCoy7Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah McCoy (Moderated by Nicole Hertvik)
Sarah McCoy -- Sarah McCoy brings to life two strong women: one a fictionalized account of determined socialite Alva Vanderbilt, the other, Marilla Cuthbert, imagined from the pages of a beloved children's classic.
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.
Note: Therese Anne Fowler, originally scheduled for the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D3_GBF_SBJL22Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf (Moderated by Jenny Yacovissi)
Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf, Jenny Yacovissi -- Join debut novelists Sarahlyn Bruck and Julie Langsdorf to explore suburban dreams as they combust. Tension, grief and dysfunction give rise to change and personal growth.

Sarahlyn Bruck
Latest Title: Designer You
Sarahlyn Bruck writes... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F7_GBF_Page19Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Page (In conversation with Lee Horwich)
Susan Page -- Join Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today who has covered six White House administrations, for a vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I2_GBF_Tan3Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Tan (In conversation with Ellen Oh)
Susan Tan, Ellen Oh -- A conversation about books for middle grade readers that highlight children from diverse families.

Susan Tan
Latest Title: Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story
Susan Tan is the author of “Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire” (winner of the Asian/Pacific American... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18E2_GBF_TMWW8Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams
Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams -- The nation saw Len Bias' 1986 death as a moral failure. But former Terrapins Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams focused on the lessons they learned from Len's life, which molded them into pillars of support in Maryland's revival, and helped them become courageous and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18F2_GBF_Houghton5Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vince Houghton
Vince Houghton -- The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane.

Vince Houghton
Latest Title: Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18D6_GBF_Shaw7Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vivian Shaw (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Vivian Shaw -- A witty, charming fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. Dreadful Company is the second Dr. Greta Helsing Novel - perfect for fans of Neverwhere and V. E.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A4_GBF_W4Children44Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Workshops for Children
Writing Workshops for Children

Let’s Create Fabulous Fishes!
Presented by: Susan Stockdale
Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read her picture book, Fabulous Fishes. She will then guide children in exploring different fish shapes, colors and patterns to create their own fish using oil pastels... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18A3_GBF_W4Adults12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens
Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens

Ones photographed here:

Create a Writing Routine that Works
Presented by: Melanie Figg
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want to add more writing time into your life? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create a regular writing... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_18I6_GBF_ZORG12Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns
Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns -- Through a secret passage to a portal, Lenora can go into outer space and see future inventions but faces an enemy that wants to destroy all knowledge in Alexander's "The Library of Ever." In Ginns' "Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs," Samantha's Uncle sends her... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11A2_WWC_A34MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Agents Room (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C1_WWC_P0717MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Introduced by: David O. Stewart (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C3_WWC_P0978MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Lunch, Award to Eugene Meyer, Keynote by Jeffery Deaver
Lunch Buffet
Lifetime Achieve Award Presented to Eugene L. Meyer, introduction by Salley Shannon
Keynote Address by Jeffery Deaver, introduction by Audrey A. Bastian (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11A1_WWC_M154MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Miscellaneous (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11A3_WWC_PP86MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Publishing Pros Room (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B2_WWC_P0227MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Welcome
Welcome
Speakers: Audrey A. Bastian, Conference Chair
Salley Shannon, President, Washington Independent Review of Books
Jud Ashman, Mayor of Gaithersburg (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B3_WWC_P0326MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity"
"An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity"
Moderator: Tara Campbell
Andrew Gifford, publisher
BJ Robbins, agent
Evelyn M. Duffy, editor (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D1_WWC_P1011MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "D.C. Debuts"
"D.C. Debuts"
Moderator: Shanon Lee
Carrie Callaghan, author
Alice Stephens, author
Julie Langsdorf, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B5_WWC_P0520MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Hidden Histories" (Nonfiction)
"Hidden Histories" (Nonfiction)
Moderator: Will Pittman
Eugene L. Meyer, author
Paula Whitacre, author
Patricia Pearson, author
George Derek Musgrove, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C2_WWC_P0822MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Historical Fiction: Making It Real"
"Historical Fiction: Making It Real"
Moderator: Jenny Yacovissi
Eugenia Kim, author
Zach Powers, author
Stephanie Dray, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B6_WWC_P0617MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?"
"How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?"
Moderator: Caroline Bock
Susan Hawk, Literary Agent, with Upstart Crow Literary
Maggie Enright, book buyer with Busboys & Poets
Meg Kuyatt, author
Laura Scalzo, author
Meg Eden, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E1_WWC_P1319MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
"It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
Moderator: Melissa Scholes Young
Randon Billings Noble, author
Tyrese Coleman, author
Caroline Bock, author
Grace Cavalieri, poet (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E2_WWC_P146MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
"Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
Carrie Callaghan, author
Pintip Dunn, author
Holly Smith, Editor (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B1_WWC_P0136MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Know Your Rights as an Author"
"Know Your Rights as an Author"
Speaker: Lauren Menkes (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E3_WWC_P1529MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
"Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
Moderator: Garline Issasi
Leslie Pietrzyk, author
Mary Kay Zaravleff, author
Susan Coll, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B4_WWC_P046MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
"Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
Moderator: Delancey Stewart
Mindy Klasky
Eliza Knight (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D2_WWC_P1110MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers"
"Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers"
Co-Moderator: Tara Campbell
Co-Moderator: Julia Tangliere
Katy Day, NEA
Steven Skerritt-Davis, MD State Arts Council
Amy Freeman (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D3_WWC_P1224MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Violence in Fiction" (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
"Violence in Fiction" (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
Moderator: E.A. Aymar
Christina Kovac, author
Anjili Babbar, author
S.A. Cosby, author
Jefferey Deaver, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_16B_Maraniss49Natl Archives -- David Maraniss ("A Good American Family")
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s. A Good American Family recounts his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_24E1_Thomas118Natl Archives -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life") w/Michael Beschloss
First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life
When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_28A1_Monument177Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French") w/Edna Greene Medford
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we present a program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French. Monument Man is the first comprehensive... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_27A1_Reidy136Natl Archives -- Joseph P. Reidy ("Illusions of Emancipation")
National Book Launch for "Illusions of Emancipation"
Professor Joseph P. Reidy will discuss how emancipation was not just a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process. Slavery did not die quietly or quickly, nor did it fulfill every dream of the enslaved or their allies.... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_15E1_Kalb175NPC -- Kalb Report: "50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing" (w/Michael Collins)
The Kalb Report: A Conversation with Astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
In 1865, Jules Verne wrote the science fiction novel “From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around it.” Nearly 105 years later, Michael Collins “lived” what Jules Verne could only... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_01H1_Kalb92NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics, and the Press" (w/Cokie Roberts)
A Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics, and the Press
Having spent more than 40 years in broadcast journalism, having grown up in a family dedicated to public service, and having been named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress, Cokie Roberts is uniquely qualified to provide... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_27E1_Scott80NYU @ National Press Club -- Sen. Tim Scott: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
Sen. Tim Scott: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Senator Tim Scott in Conversation with Theodore Johnson: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina continues to forge a singular path in D.C. as... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_23A1_McCabe116Politics & Prose -- Andrew G. McCabe ("The Threat")
Andrew G. McCabe - The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
McCabe started working at the FBI in 1996 and served in many capacities, from street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force to leading the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_18_McKibben44Politics & Prose -- Bill McKibben ("Falter")
Bill McKibben - Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Since publishing the now classic The End of Nature in 1989, widely credited with launching the movement against climate change, McKibben has been at the forefront of nearly every fight on behalf of the environment. In addition to a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_09_Meltzer94Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("The First Conspiracy") w/Josh Mensch
Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch
Writing history with the same command of pacing, suspense, and vivid action that has made him one of today’s finest thriller writers, Meltzer in his new book tells the startling, and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_30_Robertson34Politics & Prose -- Cara Robertson ("The Trial of Lizzie Borden")
Cara Robertson - The Trial of Lizzie Borden
A writer and lawyer, Robertson has been researching the Lizzie Borden case since she was a senior at Harvard; she published her first paper on the trial in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities in 1997. Separating facts from the many myths that surround... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_10_Kidd76Politics & Prose -- Chip Kidd ("Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal")
Chip Kidd - Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal
An acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, saying the word “shazam” invoked the powerful line of heroic elders who allowed ordinary Billy Batson to become Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. In the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_31C1_Rowell147Politics & Prose -- David Rowell ("Wherever the Sound Takes You") w/Bob Funck
David Rowell - Wherever the Sound Takes You: Heroics and Heartbreak in Music Making — with accompaniment by Bob Funck
Rowell is best known as deputy editor of the Washington Post Magazine and author of The Train of Small Mercies, but he’s also a devoted amateur drummer, and his new book chronicles his... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_07E_Kalb115Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens
When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Ava... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_14B1_Minoui134Politics & Prose -- Delphine Minoui ("I'm Writing You From Tehran") w/Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Delphine Minoui - I'm Writing You From Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future — in conversation with Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Minoui, an award-winning Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro, was born in France to a French mother and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_31B_ONeill48Politics & Prose -- Eric O'Neill ("Gray Day")
Eric O'Neill - Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy
A frequent speaker on espionage, national security, cybersecurity, corporate defense, hacking, and Russia, O’Neill got his experience early: at age twenty-six, he was assigned to investigate an FBI agent suspected of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_02_Thomas73Politics & Prose -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O'Connor") w/Osceola Freear
Evan Thomas - First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Writing with the same narrative flair, sense of history and politics, and deep insight into people and institutions that made his Being Nixon, Ike’s Bluff, and Wise Men essential Washington reading, Thomas now delivers an authoritative, compelling, and intimate... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_05A_Peck93Politics & Prose -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_09A1_Hernandez104Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer
With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winning... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_03_Brown63Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Brown ("Influenza")
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
The Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest in history, infected some 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the hundred years since, medicine has made great strides—substituting flu shots for... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_24A1_Waters126Politics & Prose -- John Waters ("Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder") w/Stephen Thompson
John Waters - Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder — in conversation with Stephen Thompson
Filmmaker, actor, writer, visual artist—Waters is known for many things, but especially for the startling, transgressive quality of movies like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, spoken-word shows... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_12_LM_GK69Politics & Prose -- Lopez Matthews ("Howard University in the World Wars") and Gil Klein ("Trouble in Lafayette Square")
Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation
Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House
In Howard University in the World Wars (History Press, $23.99) historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews draws on a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_14C_Norris48Politics & Prose -- Mary Norris ("Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen") w/Deborah Tannen, in partnership with the Greek Embassy
Mary Norris - Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen — in conversation with Deborah Tannen
Norris charmed and delighted readers with Between You & Me, her witty memoir about thirty years with The New Yorker’s fabled copy department. Her new book is an enthusiastic and thoroughly engaging paean to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_15E1_Race_In_America114Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America" (6th) w/April Ryan, Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan, featuring Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee, and The Presidency in Black and White for the sixth in an... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_20A_Shinkle83Politics & Prose -- Peter Shinkle ("Ike's Mystery Man") w/Michael Isikoff
Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff
Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_14A1_Hundt151Politics & Prose -- Reed Hundt ("A Crisis Wasted")
Reed Hundt - A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions
Hundt was a member of the transition teams for the Clinton and Obama presidencies, and in his provocative new book he argues that Obama determined the fate of his presidency before he even took office. Closely examining the domestic policy... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_06D_Alter9Politics & Prose -- Robert Alter ("The Art of Bible Translation")
Robert Alter - The Art of Bible Translation
Alter, emeritus professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, has lectured and written on the Bible extensively, but the heart of his scholarship is translation. Over the last several decades he has published... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_12C1_Eulogy179Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast and Patricia Marx ("Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?") w/Melissa Block
Roz Chast and Patricia Marx - Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions — in conversation with Melissa Block
Finding she couldn’t get her mother’s words of wisdom out of her mind, Marx, a long-time writer for The New Yorker, decided to put them in a book. Not just... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_22A1_Pelley95Politics & Prose -- Scott Pelley ("Truth Worth Telling")
Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_27A1_Wilentz95Politics & Prose -- Sean Wilentz ("No Property in Man")
Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding
Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_05A1_Jones180Politics & Prose -- Senator Doug Jones ("Bending Towards Justice")
Taking his title from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," Jones chronicles the arduous struggle to punish those responsible for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four girls. Though the FBI... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_06E1_Page88Politics & Prose -- Susan Page ("The Matriarch") w/Diane Rehm
Susan Page - The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty — in conversation with Diane Rehm
In the first new biography of Barbara Bush (1925-2018) in a decade, Page, the award-winning Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, shows that Bush was far more than just a wife and mother of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_10A1_Wheeler116Politics & Prose -- Tom Wheeler ("From Gutenberg to Google")
Tom Wheeler - From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future
As chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 and before that as an entrepreneur, Wheeler has been a key figure in the telecommunications world for some four decades. In his new book he puts today’s tremendous technological changes in... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_10B1_Diamond94Politics & Prose @ GW Betts Theatre -- Jared Diamond ("Upheaval")
Jared Diamond - Upheaval—at GW Betts Theatre
Best known for his classic Guns, Germs, and Steel, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA, but he draws on myriad fields, including anthropology, economics, ecology, and evolutionary biology to propose groundbreaking... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_09A1_Abrams108Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Stacey Abrams ("Lead from the Outside") w/Brooke Baldwin
Leadership is hard. Convincing others—and yourself—that you're capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by political leader, entrepreneur, and nonprofit CEO Stacey Abrams is the handbook for outsiders,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_27H1_Richards85Sixth & I -- Cecile Richards ("Make Trouble") In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
Cecile Richards
In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
On the occasion of the paperback release of the New York Times bestseller Make Trouble—and on the heels of an historic number of women elected to Congress—the former president of Planned Parenthood speaks with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_14F1_Schultz175Sixth & I -- Howard Schultz ("From the Ground Up") w/Doris Kearns Goodwin
Howard Schultz, In Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin
From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.
This program does not include a book signing. A limited number of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_06C1_Brown168Sixth & I -- Karamo Brown ("Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope") w/Sam Sanders
Karamo Brown In Conversation with Sam Sanders
When Karamo Brown first auditioned for Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what “culture” could mean for the show as how people feel about themselves and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_06D_Caro26Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Robert Caro ("Working") w/Chuck Todd
Robert Caro’s collection of personal essays is both a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of his award-winning books and an engaging self-portrait of sorts by one of our most accomplished biographers. Writing with his signature grace, humor, and vigor, Caro recalls what it was like to interview a man... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_08B1_Jarrett215Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Valerie Jarrett ("Finding My Voice") w/Anita Dunn
Valerie Jarrett In Conversation with Anita Dunn
In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_08C_Cousteau139Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Fabien Cousteau ("Great White Shark Adventure")
Fabien Cousteau Great White Shark Adventure — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his junior explorers set off on an expedition to the coast of South Africa, home to the world’s largest concentration of great white sharks. They, along with his team of research experts, have... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_03B_Brady49USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Brady (“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”)
“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”
2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. John Brady will share information about the USS Olympia's role in transporting the Unknown Soldier home from Europe and his subsequent lying in state at the U.S. Capitol prior to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_10A_Green65USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Green ("Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives")
Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives
Party leaders in Congress wield considerable influence, but how are they actually chosen? Matthew Green, professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, and Douglas Harris, professor of political science at Loyola... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_25C_Impeachments16USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
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Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Daniel M. Freeman, J.D. -- Academic Director, Public Law; Assistant Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
‌Impeachment is a constitutional process to address... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_31C1_WP_Christy92Washington Post -- Chris Christy ("Let Me Finish") w/Robert Costa
On Thursday, January 31, Washington Post Live will host one of most influential Republican leaders in the country, former Governor and Presidential candidate Chris Christie. Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post will conduct the interview with Christie who promised "not to... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_23A1_WP_Rezaian117Washington Post -- Jason Rezaian ("Prisoner") w/David Ignatius
For 544 days, Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian was held in an Iranian prison, threatened with execution and physical abuse, and used as a bargaining chip in high-stakes diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran. Rezaian, who served as Tehran Bureau Chief for The Washington Post when he... (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_19A1_Hitchcock119White House Historical Association -- William Hitchcock ("The Age of Eisenhower") w/Ann Compton
White House History with Ann Compton: The Age of Eisenhower Lecture with William Hitchcock
William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950 and professor of history at the University of Virginia will cover the life and legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower,... (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_05_01A1_Lincoln_RoomD201DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Room Dedication
Dedication of the Lincoln Room in the Capitol. A unanimous House Resolution set aside the former mail room of the original House of Representatives chamber to honor Congressman Abraham Lincoln. This room was just a few feet behind Lincoln's desk on the House floor in what is now Statuary Hall. Linc... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone.... Author folks here pretty much in sequence: Co... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_27D_Underfoot123DC -- Awesome Con DC (2019) -- Underfoot Graphic Novel Launch Party
You're invited to THE UNDERFOOT Launch Party! Hosted by Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Thom Zahler Come celebrate The Underfoot, a new original graphic novel series from Lion Forge Comics, with Co-Creators Emily S. Whitten & Ben Fisher, Artist Michelle Nguyen, & Letterer Thom Zah... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C3_DaviesR145DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Folks here include: Michael Cavna, Mark Shields, Joe Sutliff, Eric Shansby, Clarence Page, Lisa Page, Matt Davies, Matt Wuerker, Clay Jo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C1_DaviesP117DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Rob... (Partially reviewed)


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