Detailed Event List

Katherine Reynolds Lewis - The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever--And What to Do about It — in conversation with Amy Joyce

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever--And What to Do about It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398381
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - April 17th, 2018

Lewis’s 2015 Mother Jones article “What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?” became the most-read article in the history of the magazine. It argued that kids today really are different than those in the pre-digital era, and that parenting, especially parental discipline, has to be different, too. Now expanding on her article, Lewis draws on studies, anecdotal evidence, and her own experience as a parent and a certified parent educator to show that old methods like time-outs and negative consequences only reflect parents’ own lack of self-control and exacerbate behavior problems in the children. A better approach, one based on solving problems rather than controlling behavior, is to trust the kids, including trusting them to take responsibility for their actions. Lewis will be in conversation with Amy Joyce, who writes The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” blog.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gregory Pardlo - Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

Sunday, April 22, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524731762
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 10th, 2018

Pardlo won the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in 2007 for Totem. His second collection of poems, Digest, was awarded the Pulitzer in 2015. Both books explore questions of race, family, and American culture, themes that recur in this affecting memoir. By turns emotional, analytic, ironic, and angry, the book covers Pardlo’s youth, brief Marine reserves stint, false-starting college career, two marriages, alcoholism, and parenthood. At the heart of all his experiences is Pardlo’s complicated relationship with his father. Both blunt and cryptic, demanding and loving, Pardlo père was one of the 11,000-plus air traffic controllers fired by Reagan in 1981, an event with enduring emotional ramifications for both father and son.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Past Made Present: The Music of Jessica Krash — in The Den

Sunday, April 22, 6:30 pm

Contemporary-classical composer Jessica Krash presents her exciting new recording that weaves together ancient and modern conversations on social, ethical, political, and musical topics.

Join us in the Den for a live musical performance and conversation with some of the musicians on the recording, including soprano Emily Noël, conductor Thomas Colohan, flutist Laura Kaufman, and composer-pianist Jessica Krash.

A choral work, “Young Vilna,” inspired by the writing of Ellen Cassedy, uses searing questions posed by contemporary Lithuanian teens to explore the timely concept of “home” for descendants of refugees – recorded by members of the Washington Master Chorale. “Sulpicia’s Songs” is a musical commentary on poems by a woman from ancient Rome (English translations by Mary Maxwell); and the “Cantigas de amigo of Martin Codax” sets medieval songs into a provocative modern accompaniment. “Turns of Phrase” for flute and piano and “Delphi-What the Oracle Said” are instrumental works that explore how thoughts and feelings move.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Lawrence Wright - God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520108
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 17th, 2018

A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Wright has spent most of his life in Texas and his new book is a lively, comprehensive tour of the state’s history, politics, and culture that questions its stereotypes even as it examines its contradictions. While no Democrat has been elected to a statewide office in more than twenty years, a record that has resulted in redistricting, minimal regulation, open carry and concealed carry gun laws, the cities of Texas, especially Houston, Dallas, and Austin, are diverse and surprisingly progressive. As he shows us Lone Star industries, profiles famous Texans ranging from Sam Houston to Leadbelly, George Bush to Beyoncé, and samples the food, the arts, and the landscape, Wright offers his own profound personal reflections on a state that uniquely crystalizes the urgent questions about American identity and values underway throughout the country.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Edward Tenner - The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do — in conversation with Art Molella

Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781400041398
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 17th, 2018

With his 1996 Why Things Bite Back, Tenner was one of the first to point out the unintended consequences of the computer revolution. In his fourth book, he focuses on the downside of algorithms, specifically questioning the assumptions about efficiency that are leading us to rely more and more heavily on these formulas. In health care, for instance, automated systems often issue false alarms that mask or distract from the real problems, and in education even the most sophisticated technology can’t obviate the role of an engaged human teacher. Tenner, founding advisor and now a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, reminds us that true efficiency demands a combination of AI and our own intuition; otherwise we risk becoming locked into established patterns and miss opportunities to be more creative. Tenner will be in conversation with Art Molella, founding director of the Lemelson Center.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262038010
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mit Press - April 13th, 2018

Former Managing Director of the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala also served as Nigeria’s first female Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister, and her tenure taught her a lot about what corruption can do, but also how people can fight it. Determined to root out the fraudulent claims and other schemes that drain the country of resources and ultimately deprive the poor of crucial services, Okonjo- Iweala found herself and her family targeted for reprisals designed to force her to drop her anti-corruption campaign. She refused to stop or to resign, even as her enemies kidnapped her mother. Admitting that it is risky to tell her story, Okonjo-Iweala, currently senior advisor at Lazard and board chair of Gavi, notes that it is also dangerous not to tell it.

This event is supported by the Young African Professionals (YAP) Network. YAP is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the D.C. Metro area, which provides a forum for professionals interested in Africa to engage with contemporary leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship; to network and discover opportunities among Africans; support Arts and culture from the African Diaspora; and promote entrepreneurial activities among members. More information about YAP can be found on their website at yapdc.org.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Stuart E. Eizenstat - President Carter: The White House Years

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
President Carter: The White House Years Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781250104557
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 24th, 2018

During his tenure as Jimmy Carter’s chief White House domestic policy adviser, Eizenstat was famous for taking diligent notes during meetings. He was transcribing history as it happened, and now those 7,500-plus pages, along with some 350 interviews, have been put to wonderful use as the foundation for this comprehensive chronicle of the Carter presidency. A close associate of Carter during Carter’s rise through Georgia politics, Eizenstat is illuminating about the man as well as about the policies. He examines in detail the successes of Carter’s term, including his negotiation of peace between Israel and Egypt, his focus on human rights, and the passage of the nation’s first comprehensive energy bill, as well as the disappointments such as the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

John Scalzi - Head On: A Novel of the Near Future — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Head on: A Novel of the Near Future Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765388919
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Published: Tor Books - April 17th, 2018

Scalzi’s Lock In introduced the brutal, riveting game of Hilketa, in which players wield swords and hammers to try to decapitate each other. The violence is real, but the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people immobilized with Haden’s Syndrome, so no one actually gets hurt. At least, that’s the idea. The sequel opens with the shocking death of a star player, and as a pair of investigators piece together what happened, they reveal the dark side of the near future’s most popular game, a side where the rules are still being decided. One of the major names in science fiction, Scalzi, award-winning author of Old Man’s War and Redshirts, deftly combines a high-tech speculative landscape with the snappy dialogue and fast pace of a police procedural.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Stacey Abrams - Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250191298
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 24th, 2018

The first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives, and now a candidate in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, Abrams knows a lot about conventional skills like networking, persistence, and the value of mentors. She also has special insight about how to use otherness as an advantage and how turn fear into a source of strength. As she recounts her rise from a working-class Gulfport, Mississippi, family to Yale Law School and on to national recognition for her work in registering voters of color, Abrams combines memoir with a practical guide for women and people of color who want to break into places that have long been the territory of white men.

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Washington, DC 20008

Gilbert King - Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399183386
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 24th, 2018

King won the 2013 Pulitzer for The Devil in the Grove, his riveting account of a 1949 case involving the rape of a white woman and the unjust prosecution of four innocent black men for the crime. Among the key figures in that story was Mabel Norris Reese, editor of the local paper. Reese plays an even larger role in King’s new book, which returns to Florida to recount a 1957 rape case. This time, despite the victim’s description of her attacker as a black man, the main suspect is a nineteen-year-old white man. Guilty of nothing more than being poor and having the mental age of a ten-year-old, the man is sent to the state hospital for the insane, forgotten by everyone but Reese, who pursued the story for years, eventually exposing a shocking conspiracy.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Kathleen Belew - Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674286078
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - April 13th, 2018

Belew’s chilling backstory to today’s alt-right movement starts with the disillusioned aftermath of Vietnam. As has happened following every modern war, the KKK and similar organizations saw a surge in membership as the U.S. ended its involvement in Vietnam. Supremacist groups gained both a renewed sense of purpose and new recruits from disaffected Vietnam veterans, active-duty personnel, and their embittered civilian supporters. The white power movement then declared war on the government, launching a string of violent actions that ranged from arms trafficking and assassinations to harassment of Vietnamese refugees and the creation of militarized compounds at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Drawing on the notion of “leaderless resistance,” Belew, an assistant professor in the Department of History and the College at the University of Chicago, shows how the sanctioned violence of war spawns its paramilitary cousin.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Clemantine Wamariya - The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After — in conversation with Madhulika Sikka

Friday, April 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451495327
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 24th, 2018

A human rights advocate, social entrepreneur, and public speaker, Wamariya was born in Kigali and fled Rwanda’s genocidal violence when she was six. She and her older sister lived in a series of refugee camps in seven different African nations before they immigrated to the U.S. in 2000. Featured on Oprah in 2006 and in a 2015 David Brooks column, Wamariya here builds on her Medium blog post, “Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours,” to tell her story in her own way. Alternating chapters that recount her grueling struggle to survive in Africa with her bewildering experience in her new country, Wamariya shows the inextricable links between past and future and demonstrates the power of storytelling to defuse the pain of trauma, speaking out about suffering but also about courage and hope.

Wamariya will be in conversation with Madhulika Sikka, PBS Public Editor and creator of the 52weeks52books52women podcast.

This event is supported by the Young African Professionals (YAP) Network. YAP is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the D.C. Metro area, which provides a forum for professionals interested in Africa to engage with contemporary leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship; to network and discover opportunities among Africans; support Arts and culture from the African Diaspora; and promote entrepreneurial activities among members. More information about YAP can be found on their website at yapdc.org.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Independent Bookstore Day is back, and you’re all invited! Join P&P on Connecticut Avenue for a national day of indie celebration, and be part of the growing movement to shop local. Author events are taking place throughout the day, including Rebecca Kauffman and Mira T. Lee at 1 p.m., Joseph Rosenbloom in conversation with Corby Kummer at 3:30 p.m., and Jen Sincero at 6 p.m. Bookies are back! Head down to our coffeehouse, The Den, for delicious baked literary treats. One day only, get five free digital audiobooks through our partners at Libro.fm. Visit our audiobook storefront to find out more. Below, book lovers can see some of the the exclusive, collectible IBD merchandise only available from April 29. While supplies last, purchase any IBD item to get a special edition of Rainbow Rowell's Kindred Spirits free. Between us, why not say our store tagline to a bookseller, “So Many Books, So Little Time.” You never know, you might even get a present…

 

These items will be available for purchase, only from Independent Bookstore Day

 

Fight the Power Utility Pouch, $14

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from Colson Whitehead's inspirational National Book Award speech and design elements from The Underground Railroad. "Be Kind to everybody. Make Art. Fight the power."

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Print, Signed by the Author and Illustrator, $15

A gorgeous, frame-worthy print from the bestselling cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. . "How to Make a Mayonnaise" is the clever and useful illustration from Wendy MacNaughton. Signed by BOTH the illustrator and the author.


Redlands, Vol. 1 Signed Special Edition with Exclusive Cover, $9.99

A feminist comic by female creators! A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Inspire by the strange complexitites of real-world politics and crime, the characters of Redlands play victim and villain, attempting to understand themseves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem. This special edition will have an exclusive cover and be signed by both the author, Jordie Bellaire, and the illustrator, Venesa R. Del Rey.

Ungrateful Mammals Signed Special Edition (artwork not final), $40

Before he embarked on his writing career, Dave Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer before turning to writing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for Scholar Match, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art. Each one of these special editions of Ungrateful Mammals has a unique cover hand drawn by Dave Eggers. They are true collector's items with original works of art on each one. Books will arrive individually shrink-wrapped. Quantitites are extremely limited.


The Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil, $35

Every year we create our signature "Bad Citizen" Graffiti Stencil to highlight the authors and the words that push us to think, read, and be disruptive when necessary. This year's stencil features a timely quote from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: "Don't let the bastards grind you down," the ultimate rallying cry for our time.


The Book Club Journal, $16.99

Finally, a way for book clubs (or solo readers) to keep track of their reading lives! This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you’ve read, keeping track of book club meetings, and more than 45 original, themed recommended reading lists from authors and booksellers around the country.  Martin Cruz Smith gives us the “Real Russia” reading list. The booksellers at Parnassus in Nashville give us “Books narrated by non-humans.”


Literary Tea Towels Featuring Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain, $22

This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes:

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” — Julia Child

“Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park.” — Anthony Bourdain
 

A Book on the Table: Flash Fiction from Great Short Story Writers, $6

This year’s $6 Story is a collection of flash fiction from great short story writers including A.M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Celeste Ng, Amy Bloom, and many others. Each story is only 200-1,000 words and must contain some mention of a book, bookstore, or library. The results range from hilarious to poignant to downright strange. It’s a wonderful mini anthology of the form.


A Literary Map of the Universe, $42

The 25 titles featured on this beautiful literary map of the UNIVERSE are an unpredictable mix of modern classics and more obscure science fiction titles recommended by booksellers. Created by 3Fish Studios, creators of Bookstore Day’s A Literary Map of California and A Literary Map of the Seas.


Dragons Love Books Onesie, $22

A super-soft onesie for bookish babies based on Adam Rubin’s bestselling Dragons Love Tacos books illustrated by the wonderful Daniel Salmieri.


Be Prepared: SignedReading Survival Print, $10

In her forthcoming graphic novel Be Prepared, Vera Brosgol tells a witty, heartfelt story of (barely) surviving Russian summer camp. In her exclusive, original print, she illustrates how reading and books can get you through a long, hot summer full of threats and turmoil (watch out for those paper cuts).


Read with Me! Maisy Plush (artwork not final), $15

Everybody’s favorite preschool mouse Maisy, star of dozens of beloved books, wears her exclusive READ WITH ME t-shirt with pride! Back of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.

 

Read with Me! Horton Plush, $15

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent!” A 1940 Dr. Seuss classic is now an IBD exclusive with a pro-reading, indie message on his t-shirt. Faithful Horton, of Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who fame, is a true collectible and very cuddly. Back of t-shirt reads: READ WITH ME. Front of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.

 

Golden Thread Print Signed by Author & Illustrator, $350

Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. Pete Seeger’s messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generations—and have left a lasting legacy. With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style, and cut-paper illustrations in black and ochre that capture the spirit of the man and his times, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to a visionary who changed the world with song.

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Rebecca Kauffman - The Gunners & Mira T. Lee - Everything Here Is Beautiful

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Gunners Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029897
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 20th, 2018

Everything Here Is Beautiful Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221963
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 16th, 2018

Rebecca Kauffman
The Gunners

Kauffman follows her first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, with an affecting and insightful ensemble piece about a group of old friends reuniting for the first time since high school. Thirty now, the five surviving members of The Gunners—taken from the name on the mailbox of the house where they used to gather—meet at the funeral of the sixth, Sally, who committed suicide. She took certain secrets with her, and Sam, in particular, feels haunted by unspoken moments from the past. Other characters are caught up in more recent difficulties: Alice acts out an inner turmoil and Mickey anguishes about his strained relationship with his father and his deteriorating eyesight, even as the reunion gives him a new emotional clarity.

Mira T. Lee
Everything Here Is Beautiful

Lee’s accomplished debut novel is at once a compelling story of two very different sisters, a sensitive exploration of mental illness and its effect on an entire family, and a look at various experiences of immigration. Told from different perspectives, the book centers on Miranda and her younger sister Lucia, whose natural exuberance and unpredictability gradually become symptomatic of a serious mental illness. While Miranda tries to help, Lucia marries twice, has a child, moves to Ecuador, and pursues her own private dreams. Spanning continents, ages, and decades, Lee’s expansive narrative shows just how strong family ties can be while also offering insightful looks at the myriad socio-cultural factors that threaten to break them.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Joseph Rosenbloom - Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours — in conversation with Corby Kummer

Saturday, April 28, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807083383
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Beacon Press - March 27th, 2018

Rosenbloom’s meticulous reconstruction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final thirty-one hours starts with King’s arrival in Memphis on the morning of April 3, 1968. After the demonstration he led there the previous March, supporting striking garbage workers, had devolved into riots, King was determined to regain his reputation for nonviolence, calm the dissent within the civil rights movement, and prepare for the next stage of the Poor People’s Campaign, scheduled for Washington. He didn’t live to fulfill his plans. This was partly due, Rosenbloom reveals, to a lapse in security by the Memphis Police Department. Drawing on interviews with witnesses and new material from recently opened archives, Rosenbloom, an award-winning journalist, paints a remarkable portrait of the last acts of a dedicated leader and fills in details about the chain of events that allowed James Earl Ray to end King’s life at age thirty-nine. Rosenbloom will be in conversation with Corby Kummer, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Jen Sincero - You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

Saturday, April 28, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735223134
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

Sincero’s feisty and humorous follow-up to her bestselling You Are a Badass focuses on how to achieve financial success. A motivational speaker and life coach, Sincero offers many inspiring stories of people who have gotten richer once they’ve changed their attitudes about money. She herself is a case in point: after struggling for years to make ends meet as a freelance writer, she gained financial security only when she broke through her own mental blocks and adopted a new mindset about her ability to earn and save. In punchy, appealing personal essays, Sincero boils down this process to a set of five steps anyone can master, such as believing in the kindness of the universe, cultivating self-honesty, and repeating affirmation.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Alan Lightman - Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101871867
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pantheon Books - March 27th, 2018

Lightman, a physicist and novelist of works like the landmark Einstein’s Dreams, views science and religion as two different but equally essential routes to the truth. Science describes and explains the physical world, its discoveries always provisional and constantly being tested and revised. Religion looks inward, its truths unprovable but incontrovertible. The universe has room and questions enough for both, and though reason and spirituality operate in distinct spheres, they touch on similar matters. In this thought-provoking and personal collection, Lightman’s pursuit of certainty involves explorations of infinities, large and small; meditations on the problem of consciousness and humanity’s bio-tech future; field trips around Pole Island to look at hummingbirds and ants; and vivid glimpses of his heroes, including Galileo, Einstein, and St. Augustine.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

David I. Kertzer - The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780812989915
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - April 24th, 2018

Kertzer, one of today’s foremost experts on the history of the Vatican and modern Italy, uses the papacy of Pius IX as a lens to view the revolutionary politics of mid-nineteenth-century Europe. The longestreigning Pope, Pius IX (1792-1878) was elected in 1846. His initial support came from cardinals sympathetic to Europe’s liberalizing tendencies, and the new pope also seemed amenable. But violence made him skeptical, and in 1864 he issued a “Syllabus of Errors” that condemned liberalism, modernism, and secularization. Later he convened the First Vatican Council, which decreed papal infallibility. Meanwhile, Europe was moving in a different direction, and Kertzer deftly interweaves the Vatican’s entrenchment with the more radical acts of figures including Garibaldi, Metternich, Tocqueville, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and his cousin Charles Bonaparte.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

Opus Open Mic

Sunday, April 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Since 2011 P&P has been proud to offer authors self-publishing services. From memoirs to novels to instruction manuals to staff directories, our Opus Self-Publishing Program has produced a wide range of genres in an equally diverse range of formats, all meeting the same publishing industry standards as any books on P&P’s shelves. Join us for a reading by some of the Opus writers, and a discussion of this unique form of publication.

 

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Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny - The Glass Room and Glass Houses — at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 29, 5:00 pm
The Glass Room: A Vera Stanhope Mystery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250135728
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - April 24th, 2018

Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #13) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250066299
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - May 1st, 2018

Ann Cleeves is one of Great Britain's most beloved crime writers. Her Vera Stanhope and Shetland series have both been adapted into hit BBC shows, and shes won three Crime Writers' Association awards, including the Diamond Dagger, which is the highest honor in British crime writing. In The Glass Room, her newest Vera Stanhope novel, Vera's young neighbor disappears. Vera tracks her to the Writers' House, a local retreat for aspiring authors, but the investigation grows quickly complex—so complex, in fact, that Vera begins to suspect that the killer is taking murders from fiction and making them real.

Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the thirteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. Her work has won five Arthur Awards, the Crime Writers; Association New Blood Dagger, and more, and has been translated into twenty-three languages. The Inspector Gamache novels are set in Quebec, many in the small fictional town of Three Pines, where her latest, Glass Houses, takes place. The novel opens with Gamache in a courtroom, describing the arrival in Three Pines of a dark, hooded figure, but it spins far beyond the courtroom, into the depths of Gamache's memory and conscience.

This event is sold out.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 4 p.m. the evening of the event.
Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
4900 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kwame Alexander - Rebound

Monday, April 30, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Rebound Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868137
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 2nd, 2018

The Crossover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544107717
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 18th, 2014

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Thai Neave (Photographer)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544570979
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 14th, 2017

Newbery-award winning author Kwame Alexander has written another slam dunk. His previous basketball novel, The Crossover, written in verse, blends poetry and sports. Meet The Crossover character, Charlie, before he was Chuck “Da Man” Bell. Although Charlie dreams of glory on the court, he can’t help but make all the wrong moves when a tragedy touches him personally. This novel trades on Alexander’s signature blend of rhythm, poetry, and rich language as he explores how one boy tries to rebound from adversity. Ages 11 to 14

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Oliver Munday - Don't Sleep: The Urgent Messages of Oliver Munday — in conversation with Angela J. Davis — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Don't Sleep: The Urgent Messages of Oliver Munday Cover Image
By Oliver Munday, Hilton Als (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780847861620
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 27th, 2018

Munday’s arresting graphics have appeared on countless book covers as well as in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. His bold, uncluttered, and thought-provoking designs make an immediate impact, adding a resonant visual element to ongoing national discussions about war, race, violence, and the Trump era in general. In this beautiful album, Munday, named one of STEP magazine’s twenty-five freshest minds in design, complements highlights of his work with essays that give insight into his practice and philosophy of art, putting it in the wider context of twentieth-century agit-prop, a tradition he’s in the vanguard of adapting to the new social media age. Munday will be in conversation with Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU’s Washington College of Law.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

**SOLD OUT: James Comey - A Higher Loyalty — in conversation with Mike Allen — at GW Lisner

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250192455
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

This event is SOLD OUT.

 

In A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares never-before-told experiences from the highest-stakes situations of his career. From prosecuting the Mob to changing U.S. policy on torture, overseeing the Clinton e-mail investigation to exposing ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases of recent history. His story provides a unique entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes a true leader.

Comey will be in conversation with Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios.

We are unable to take orders for signed copies. Books for this event will not be signed. 

 

GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Steve Israel - Big Guns

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Big Guns Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501118029
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2018

Israel, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2017, combines his political insight with a terrific sense of humor for this hard-hitting satire of the gun lobby, political corruption, and Washington power. His second novel follows the fall-out of the Chicago mayor’s campaign to ban handguns. The firearm lobby quickly pressures lawmakers to introduce The American Freedom from Fear Act, which would mandate that every American over age four own a handgun. As cities and towns take sides and legislators of all stripes maneuver to stay on the receiving end of gun industry largesse, the narrative homes in on Asabogue, Long Island, where a mayoral recall election has become the epicenter of the national division over the right to bear arms.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Samantha Berger and Mike Curato - What If... — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What If... Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316390965
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

What If... the pencil and paper that an inventive young girl uses for her art is taken away? She would find another way to tell the stories that come from her heart such as collage, music, and dance. Through bright illustrations and inspiring verse, this story highlights the galaxy of one child’s imagination and urge to create. It is a testament to the enduring power of creativity in all of its forms. Ages 4-8

 

Takoma Park Public Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Samantha Berger and Mike Curato - What If...

Tuesday, May 1, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
What If... Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316390965
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Snail Mail Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Julia Patton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462513
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Running Press Kids - May 1st, 2018

Little Elliot, Big Fun Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805098273
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 30th, 2016

What If... the pencil and paper that an inventive young girl uses for her art is taken away? She would find another way to tell the stories that come from her heart such as collage, music, and dance. Through bright illustrations and inspiring verse, this story highlights the galaxy of one child’s imagination and urge to create. It is a testament to the enduring power of creativity in all of its forms. Ages 4-8

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon - Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250098962
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ariel Dorfman - Darwin's Ghosts — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Darwin's Ghosts Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781609808242
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - May 1st, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Nomi Prins - Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781568585628
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Nation Books - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sheila Heti - Motherhood — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Motherhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781627790772
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 1st, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Jake Tapper - The Hellfire Club — at GW Jack Morton Auditorium

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Hellfire Club Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316472319
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 24th, 2018

The Hellfire Club is CNN anchor and chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper’s debut political thriller, filled with all the insight and analysis he brings to his hit shows The Lead and State of the Union. Tapper brings to life an unlikely Congressman named Charlie Marder, thrust into office after his predecessor’s strange death. As Charlie struggles to navigate 1950s DC, an accident lands him in an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies—and a plot that could change history.

One Ticket and One Book - $35 / 33 for members

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All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event. Politics and Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.
 

GW Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Julie Fogliano - A House That Once Was

Thursday, May 3, 10:30 am
A House That Once Was Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626723146
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 1st, 2018

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596438521
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 1st, 2016

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Amy Chozick - Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062413598
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - April 24th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ronan Farrow - War on Peace - in conversation with Mary Louise Kelly — at Sixth & I

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm
War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393652109
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 24th, 2018

Last year, Ronan Farrow sparked conversation around the world by exposing Harvey Weinstein's long-hidden history of sexual assault. This work has made him one of the most crucial journalists of our time, and in War on Peace he turns his sharp eye to a new kind of power: American diplomacy. Before he became an investigative journalist, Farrow worked in the State Department, and so no one could be better equipped than he is to write about the decline of diplomacy and the rise of the military-industrial complex. Our way of life is under threat, Farrow argues, and we need diplomacy to save us. 

Farrow will be in conversation with Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of All Things Considered and former national security correspondent for NPR.

One Ticket - $18
One Ticket and One Book - $30 / 28 for members
Two Tickets and One Book - $45 / 43 for members

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alexander Chee - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead - Bob

Friday, May 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Bob Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166623
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375850868
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Yearling Books - December 28th, 2010

The Candymakers Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316002592
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Bill Nye - Jack and the Geniuses — at Alice Deal Middle School

Friday, May 4, 6:30 pm
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419732881
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amulet Books - April 10th, 2018

Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419723032
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amulet Books - April 4th, 2017

In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419725524
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amulet Books - September 12th, 2017

Lost in the Jungle (Jack and the Geniuses #3) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419728679
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books - May 1st, 2018

Join Bill Nye Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Alice Deal Middle School in celebration of his Jack and the Geniuses series!

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is a science educator known for his television show. He’s also an author of the bestselling series, “Jack and the Geniuses.” In Lost in the Jungle, famed inventor Hank Witherspoon is missing, and it’s up to Jack and his brilliant siblings, Ava and Matt, to find him. Using clues about Hank’s project—a new way to generate and store electricity, inspired by the electric eels of the Amazon—the kids travel deep into the jungle, relying on genius and technology to find their friend and protect his big idea. This book, co-written with Gregory Mone, includes a glossary of terms and an experiment kids can do at home! Nye will be in conversation with Politics & Prose bookseller and Planetary Society member, Michael Triebwasser. Ages 8 to 12

This event is free and no RSVP is required. To guarantee a copy for signing, pre-order books online for pick up at the event. Books will also be for sale at the door.

 

Alice Deal Middle School
3815 Fort Dr NW
Washington, DC 20016

Melissa Broder - The Pisces — in conversation with Tayla Burney

Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Pisces Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524761554
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Hogarth Press - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead - Bob — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bob Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166623
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

 

 

Takoma Park Public Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

William I. Hitchcock - The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781439175668
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 20th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Rebecca Erbelding - Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Saturday, May 5, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542517
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday Books - April 10th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nadine Strossen - Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Saturday, May 5, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (Inalienable Rights) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780190859121
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Peter Stark - Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father

Sunday, May 6, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062416063
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Scott D. Seligman - The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781612349947
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Potomac Books - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jon Meacham - The Soul of America — in conversation with Chris Matthews at GW Jack Morton Auditorium

Sunday, May 6, 5:00 pm
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589812
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - May 8th, 2018

The United States’ current partisan fury feels unprecedented, but Pulitzer-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham knows better. In The Soul of America, Meacham, whose past subjects include George H.W. Bush, Thomas Jefferson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, writes about the presidents and citizen activists who have pushed America forward. From the Civil War to the fight for suffrage to the March on Washington, Meacham shows that while the battle for progress is constant, our country has always chosen hope, never fear.

Meacham will be in conversation with Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball.

1 Ticket and 1 Book: $35; $33 for members

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GW Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Peter Sís - Robinson

Sunday, May 6, 5:00 pm
Robinson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545731669
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 26th, 2017

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Robin Becker - The Black Bear Inside Me

Sunday, May 6, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Black Bear Inside Me (Pitt Poetry) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780822965244
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 12th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Rachel Kushner - The Mars Room

Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Mars Room Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Lewis Gaddis - On Grand Strategy — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
On Grand Strategy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594203510
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Press - April 3rd, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Linda Pastan - A Dog Runs Through It: Poems

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Dog Runs Through It: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393651300
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Simon Winchester - The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World — in conversation with Kirk Johnson — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062652553
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - May 8th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

J. H. Diehl - Tiny Infinities — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tiny Infinities Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452163352
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jesmyn Ward - Sing, Unburied, Sing — in conversation with Aminatta Forna — at Sidwell Friends Meeting House

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126062
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

In 2011, Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for Salvage the Bones, and last year, she became the first woman to ever win twice. This time it was for Sing, Unburied, Sing, an American epic that earned her comparisons to William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. As Leonie, a mother struggling with drug abuse, drives with her children to bring her husband home from Parchman Farm, Mississippi’s state penitentiary, she and her thirteen-year-old son Jojo are visited by two ghosts. While Leonie waits for visits from her dead brother, Jojo hears from a boy his own age, the ghost of a dead Parchman inmate who carries all the ugly history of the South with him in death.

Ward will be in conversation with Aminatta Forna, Lannan Visiting Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University and author of five books, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning The Memory of Love and, most recently, Happiness.

Ticket and Book: $20 / 18 for members

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Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 200016

James and Deborah Fallows - Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871843
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 8th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Patricia O'Toole - The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780743298094
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 24th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, with Rescue - Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

Thursday, May 10, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 3rd, 2018

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Yanis Varoufakis - Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment & Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails

Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374538057
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails Cover Image
By Yanis Varoufakis, Jacob Moe (Translator), Yanis Varoufakis (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374272364
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Andrea Jarrell, Patricia Park, Miranda K. Pennington, Jen Michalski, and Tyrese Coleman - Grace in Darkness

Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen - Square

Friday, May 11, 10:30 am
Square Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763696078
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 8th, 2018

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Freeman and Aminatta Forna - Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143131038
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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