Detailed Event List

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

Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions Cover Image
By Roz Chast (Illustrator), Patricia Marx
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250301963
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Published: Celadon Books - April 2nd, 2019

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 any book—one illustrated by her colleague, the legendary Roz Chast. No stranger to parental idiosyncrasies, Chast—author of the best-selling graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?—has come up with just the right images for declarations such as, “If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end.” Given free rein of the “rules, guidelines, principles, precepts, decrees, no-nos, yes-yes’s, and arbitrary judgments of Patty’s mother,” Chast unleashes the full range of her witty, full-color art. Marx and Chast will be conversation with Melissa Block, special correspondent for NPR and former co-host of All Things Considered.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Charles Lane - Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335006851
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 9th, 2019

In The Day Freedom Died, Lane explored a little-known 1873 incident in which former Confederate soldiers attacked a group of African Americans in Colfax, Louisiana. His new book returns to the Reconstruction South, chronicling federal efforts to quash the Ku Klux Klan. At the time the government’s only intelligence organization was the U.S. Secret Service, which had been chiefly employed in catching counterfeiters. Under its second chief, Hiram C. Whitley (1834-1919), the agency cracked down on the Klan, in the process developing the techniques of undercover work that are still used in cases of terrorism. Lane, a Washington Post editorial board member and op-ed columnist, tells a compelling and timely story, one made all the richer by the complex and intriguing character at its center.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sonia Purnell - A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Saturday, April 13, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225299
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Published: Viking - April 9th, 2019

Purnell gained a wide following with her acclaimed biography of Clementine Churchill. Her new book tells the previously untold story of Virginia Hall, an American who, after being rejected from the Foreign Service, went to England and became one of the greatest spies in history. The first woman to be deployed to occupied France, Hall soon became known as the “Madonna of the Resistance” for her skillful coordination of a network of spies. To the Nazis she was “the most dangerous of all Allied spies” and they were determined to be rid of her. Hall ignored orders to evacuate and when her cover was blown, she made a harrowing escape over the Pyrenees—then returned to organize sabotage against enemy lines and prepare for the Normandy landing.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Cass R. Sunstein - How Change Happens

Saturday, April 13, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How Change Happens Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262039574
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Published: Mit Press - April 9th, 2019

Until it starts, change can seem almost impossible. Then one day a woman says, “Me too.” Suddenly, topics that were taboo are widely discussed, movements form around them, and new norms are established. This is just one example Sunstein elucidates in his fascinating exploration of social change. Change can also happen slowly, through a series of “nudges.” Then there are the complicating factors of social divisions, social cascades, and partyism, which is as likely to block change as fuel it. Drawing on psychology, behavioral economics, and other fields, Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under Obama, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of various kinds of change and suggests how we can most usefully harness them.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alana Newhouse - The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List — in conversation with Joan Nathan — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781579659066
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Published: Artisan - March 19th, 2019

Downplaying popularity, taste, and history in favor of cultural significance, Newhouse, editor in chief of Tablet, has compiled a list of the most iconic Jewish foods—one that is sure to spark lively discussion. Among the worthy you’ll find the predictable matzo balls, pickles, cheesecake, blintzes, and chopped liver, favorites such as babka and shakshuka, important regional foods like Adafina, and the sweet malida porridge of India's Bene Israel Jews, but also dishes that appeal to a more rarefied palate, like jellied calves’ feet. Each dish is accompanied by an essay that delves into its role in Jewish culture, illustrated with stories, photos, and recipes. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Gail Simmons, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser, and many others. Newhouse will be in conversation with contributor Joan Nathan, author most recently of King Solomon’s Table.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Reed Hundt - A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
A  Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781948122313
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Published: RosettaBooks - April 2nd, 2019

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 decisions the president-elect made between September 2008 and his inauguration, Hundt finds that each one—from Obama’s plans to restore the economy and reform health care to his vision for addressing the housing market collapse—bound the administration to a firmly neoliberal course. Explaining that Obama felt hamstrung by his predecessor’s prioritization of bolstering Wall Street, Hundt shows that the course he set prepared the ground for Trump’s presidency. Now as we look ahead to the 2020 election, Hundt mines the past for useful lessons.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Delphine Minoui - I'm Writing You From Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future, in partnership with the French Embassy

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
I'm Writing You from Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future Cover Image
By Delphine Minoui, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374175221
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 2nd, 2019

Minoui, an award-winning Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro, was born in France to a French mother and an Iranian father. When her grandfather died in 1998, she decided to visit Iran in his memory. She stayed for ten years. In this moving and insightful book, framed as a letter to her grandfather, she recounts her experience over the course of that decade. It was time of great changes, both for her and for the country. Her account includes getting to know her religious grandmother, making friends, learning Persian, and training to become a journalist, as well as her exposure to Iran’s strict moral codes, the protests and burst of hope for change, her interrogation by the police, and more. With every new event, Minoui’s love for and understanding of Iran deepened. This event is presented in partnership with the French Embassy.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mary Norris - Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen — in conversation with Deborah Tannen

Sunday, April 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324001270
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

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 all things Greek. Part cultural primer, part travelogue, and part miscellany of fascinating Greek trivia, the book delves into the history of the Greek language and the surprising ways it has influenced English; retells the classical myths in fresh and intriguing ways, pointing out how Athena is a feminist icon; and recounts Norris’s travels through Greece, where she searched for Persephone while sampling ouzo, olives, and the deep blue landscapes. Norris will be in conversation with Deborah Tannen, author most recently of You’re the Only One I Can Tell, and is presented in partnership with the Greek Embassy.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Katie Arnold - Running Home: A Memoir — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, April 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Running Home: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780425284650
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Published: Random House - March 12th, 2019

When Arnold was seven, her father, National Geographic photographer David Arnold, encouraged her to run a 10K race. Since then, running and her father have been inextricably connected for Arnold—all the more so since her father’s death in 2010. In her moving memoir, Arnold, a contributing editor to Outside, revisits her childhood and, from the vantage point of her own experiences as a parent, struggles to come to terms with her father’s ambivalence about his family. But more than memories or reading her father’s diaries, running—not just light jogs, but ultramarathons—helped Arnold come to grips with a grief that at times threatened to overwhelm her. Her book is at once a powerful evocation of a complicated father-daughter bond and a first-hand look at the psychic benefits of extreme sports.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Daniel Immerwahr - How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, April 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374172145
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 19th, 2019

The United States may not call itself an empire, but as Immerwahr documents in this compelling and important book, history argues otherwise. Drawing on prodigious research, Immerwahr, author of the award-winning Thinking Small, traces the nation’s expansion from its seizure of indigenous lands and nearly one hundred uninhabited islands—initially coveted for their fertilizer—through its purchase of the Philippines and acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba as spoils of the Spanish-American War, and on to the de facto colonization of additional territories as military bases. By the Second World War, these holdings comprised roughly a fifth of America's land area; today, the nearly four million people who live in the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands, Samoa, and other Pacific sites have no representation in Congress and can’t vote for president.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Emily Bazelon - Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration — in conversation with Hanna Rosin

Monday, April 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590016
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Published: Random House - April 9th, 2019

Bazelon’s revelatory book argues that one of the main causes of the current mass incarceration crisis is the role played by prosecutors. Stated simply, prosecutors have too much power. They make most of the key decisions in a case, such as choosing the charge, setting bail, and determining the plea bargain, and answer to virtually no one. Bazelon, co-host of the Slate podcast, Political Gabfest, author of Sticks and Stones, and staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, illustrates the nefarious effects of prosecutorial control by following two cases, one in Brooklyn, one on Memphis. She also shows how we can correct this imbalance of power by electing prosecutors, and examines a number of localities where elected D.A.s have already begun to reshape the prosecutorial role. Bazelon will be in conversation with Hanna Rosin, co-host of the NPR podcast Invisibilia.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Story Time at Union Market

Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.

GIANT JUMPEREE by Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury
 
Two of the world's most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:

"I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger.

Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.

 

1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer - The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America — in conversation with Hallie Jackson — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525574743
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Published: Crown - April 9th, 2019

Senior writers for Politico and co-authors of the indispensable Politico Playbook newsletter, Sherman and Palmer had inside access to the key figures involved in the heated battles that defined the 2018 midterm elections. Their book is a detailed recreation of the no-holds-barred fight to control Congress as well as an analysis of the major issues, debates, and intrigue that led up to it. Covering the struggle between Paul Ryan and the conservative Freedom Caucus for control of the House, the sexual harassment allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and primaries across the country, the authors offer both astute political analysis and an unsettling portrait of today’s tumultuous political landscape.

 

This event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at our Connecticut Ave location, has had to be rescheduled to this date at our Wharf store.

 

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

Judith Viorst - Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life (Judith Viorst's Decades) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501197086
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 2nd, 2019

Starting with It's Hard to Be Hip Over 30 and continuing through Forever 50 and Unexpectedly Eighty, Viorst’s witty rhymes about aging have eased these relentless decennial milestones. Now facing life as a nonagenarian, Viorst, a prolific writer whose work ranges from science and psychology to the beloved Alexander books for children, finds that life still holds many of the delights she’s been enjoying right along, such as companionship, Scrabble, and no doubt penning these spirited lyrics. Viorst also reminds us to keep a sense of humor and not take things too seriously—wonderful advice for all ages.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tyler Cowen - Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250110541
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 9th, 2019

A 2016 Gallup poll ranked big business as second only to Congress as the country's least-trusted institution, and just 42 percent of millennials support capitalism. Yet, as Cowen points out in this spirited polemic, business supplies both jobs and the goods and services that keep us comfortable; Americans of all ages are as eager as ever to buy the latest technical devices, for instance, so is business really all that bad? Arguing that corporations have "never been more productive, more tolerant, and more cooperative," Cowan, best known for his marginalrevolution.com blog—the most read economics blog worldwide—dismantles common myths about business; draws on a wide arrange of surveys, data, and social psychology research to show that big business has been unfairly judged; and cites the normalcy of corporations as a necessary balance to today’s volatile political landscape.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David Brooks - The Second Mountain—at Sixth & I

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993264
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Published: Random House - April 16th, 2019

In The Second Mountain, David Brooks, bestselling author and columnist for The New York Times, looks at people—from Dostoyevsky to Holocaust survivor Etty Hillesum to African educational entrepreneur Fred Swaniker—to show us what happens when we put commitment-making at the center of life. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose. In short, Brooks’ most personal book yet is ultimately meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives.

Single ticket: $20
1 ticket and 1 book: $35 ($33 for members)
2 tickets and 1 book: $50 (48 for members)

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Alex Kotlowitz - An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago — in conversation with Jacki Lyden — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385538800
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 5th, 2019

In the last twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. Looking for the human and social cost behind these shocking statistics, Kotlowitz spent the summer of 2013 visiting the hardest-hit Chicago neighborhoods, where he talked to victims and perpetrators of violence, their families, and friends. Recounting stories of former gang members haunted twenty years later by crimes they committed as teenagers, of witnesses refusing to give evidence in court, and of communities living with lasting anger against police for wrongful shootings, Kotlowitz overturns many assumptions about violence. Award-winning author of There Are No Children Here—named one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century—Kotlowitz will be in conversation with Jacki Lyden, former NPR correspondent and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Bill McKibben - Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250178268
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 16th, 2019

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 string of books addressing the human impact on the planet—Enough, Deep Economy, and Eaarth—he founded 350.org, a global citizens’ movement working to lower carbon emissions. In his new book he continues this urgent mission, coupling it with a warning about trends like AI and robotics which, along with the ideologies that fuel them, threaten to substantially alter the nature of human experience and possibly end civilization as we have known it.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sally Rooney - Normal People — in conversation with Lily Meyer — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

Rooney was hailed as the writer of the millennial generation for her first novel, Conversations with Friends, a fresh and astute portrayal of young people grappling with the challenges of the twenty-first century. Showcasing her skills as a “psychological portraitist,” her eagerly awaited second novel—winner of the prestigious Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker—is a deft exploration of the relationship between Connell and Marianne. With well-paced sentences and astonishing insight, Rooney charts the uncertain couple from high school through their years at Trinity College and after, tracing their unbreakable connection through changing circumstances, including Marianne’s shifts from introversion to confidence to self-destruction. Rooney will be in conversation with Lily Meyer, writer, translator, and critic for NPR Books, The Atlantic, and others.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Preet Bharara - Doing Justice—at Sixth & I

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525521129
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Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2019

In Doing Justice, one-time federal prosecutor Preet Bharara uses case histories, personal experiences, and his own inviting writing and teaching style to show the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it; he believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws in the system and in human nature. Ultimately, Doing Justice is an inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system–and in our society.

Bharara will be in conversation with Dana Bash, chief political correspondent for CNN.

This event is sold out.

Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Simon Critchley - Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524747947
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Published: Pantheon - April 16th, 2019

Calling ancient tragedy “the emergency brake” our relentlessly hurtling culture needs, Critchley, curator of The New York Times philosophy blog, “The Stone,” and author of books on subjects including Shakespeare, soccer, and David Bowie, invites us to slow down and balance our focus on the future by affirming our connection to the past. His new book looks at today’s world through the lens of the ancient Greek tragedies—and vice versa. In both, he shows, we find deeply divided societies, power accruing to the powerful, moral ambiguity, and little mercy. But along with the worst of humanity, we also encounter the best; Greek dramas, poetry, and philosophy offer heartening visions of nobility, heroism, and compassion. Not self-help but a harsh, complex look at ourselves, the classical works were made for times such as our own.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Louis Bayard - Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616208479
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 23rd, 2019

In historical novels including The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy, Bayard, whose work has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, has delighted readers with his knack for homing in on the small, overlooked moments in famous lives that prove to be crucial turning points. His latest novel opens in the winter of 1840 in Springfield, Illinois. Mary Todd, a sharp-witted debutante with an interest in politics, has just met Abraham Lincoln, a rough-hewn country lawyer, and isn’t sure what to think. Thanks to Lincoln’s roommate, the charming and polished Joshua Speed, she grows to appreciate Lincoln’s wit, intelligence, and gift for oratory. Told in the alternating voices of Mary and Joshua, the novel explores two relationships crucial to making Lincoln the statesman he became and reimagines Mary Todd as a compelling and spirited figure.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gemma Clarke - Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game — in conversation with Briana Scurry — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568589213
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 16th, 2019

You might not know it from the available literature, but women have been playing soccer for three hundred years. The first contests took place in the Scottish Highlands and pitted single women against married women—exhibition games for men scouting potential mates. That’s just one of the fascinating details in this long-overdue history of women’s soccer. Interviewing more than fifty players, former players, and coaches—from Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach to dedicated feminists, LGBTQ activists, and working moms—Clarke, a U.S.-based British sports journalist who served as the first female publications editor for a Premier League soccer club, introduces a pantheon of athletic heroes, past and present, and lets them tell the story. Clarke will be in conversation with Briana Scurry, National Soccer Hall of Fame-inducted-goalkeeper and current assistant coach of the Washington Spirit.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Austin Kleon - Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523506644
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019

A writer who draws and a speaker who inspires, Kleon has shown thousands of people not only how to tap into their creativity but how to take the next step and share it with others. Now he follows his bestselling Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! with a witty, illustrated collection of simple but life-changing ideas for staying focused, avoiding burnout, and feeling you’re making a positive contribution to the world. With stories, advice, and words of wisdom, Kleon can help everyone—those starting out as well as those starting over—stay positive and undistracted in a world that seems increasingly complicated.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

D. Watkins - We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America — in conversation with Wesley Lowery — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501187827
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Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019

While studies of contemporary Black American life proliferate, Watkins notes that most leave out the voices of people living in poor communities. Arguing that this is a dangerous misrepresentation, Watkins, editor-at-large for Salon and author of the memoirs The Cook Up and The Beast Side, offers a new framework for discussing the issues of race and inequality by drawing on his own experiences growing up amid poverty and violence in Baltimore. As he charts his journey from the hood to academia and professional writing, he gives a powerful depiction of the challenges of life in low-income communities as well as examining various crucial activist movements and asking what it means to be a model activist in today's world.

Watkins will be in conversation with Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer-winning national correspondent for The Washington Post, on-air contributor for CNN, and author of They Can't Kill Us All.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Joan Waites - A Colorful Tail: Finding Monet at Giverny

Thursday, April 25, 10:30 am
A Colorful Tail: Finding Monet at Giverny Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780764357053
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - March 28th, 2019

 

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

Sally A. Nuamah - How Girls Achieve — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, presented with Young African Professionals

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How Girls Achieve Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780674980228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 22nd, 2019

Nuamah is an award-winning scholar, filmmaker, and founder of the TWII Foundation, which provides scholarships to help low-income girls go to college. Her book builds on this work to show how most girls, even when educated, are not taught what they really need to know to succeed. Drawing on the experience of students of both genders in the U.S., Ghana, and South Africa, Nuamah argues for the establishment of “feminist schools.” Designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities, these schools would teach girls how and when to challenge society’s norms and allow them to develop their own paths to success. Such an education would benefit boys as well as girls, and result in stronger communities and greater economic opportunities for everyone. This event is presented in partnership with Young African Professionals.

 

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

Mark Bowden - The Last Stone — in conversation with Nicholas Schmidle

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802147301
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 2nd, 2019

Bowden is a veteran journalist and the author of more than a dozen works of narrative nonfiction, including the now classic Black Hawk Down. In his new book he returns to a story he covered as a twenty-three-year-old cub reporter: the 1975 disappearance of the Lyons sisters at a mall near D.C. Despite a massive search, the girls weren’t found and the case went cold. Then forty years later overlooked clues surfaced and a suspect, Lloyd Welch, was identified. In riveting, well-paced prose, Bowden follows investigators as they question Welch, a pathological liar serving time in Delaware for child molestation. A work of spell-binding storytelling, Bowden’s book is also a revealing look at the nature of violence in America and the shortcomings of the criminal justice system.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Fran Wilde - Riverland—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Riverland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419733727
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Published: Amulet Books - April 9th, 2019

 

 

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

Jared Cohen - Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9781501109829
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 9th, 2019

In this fascinating history of the American presidency, Cohen, founder and CEO of Jigsaw at Alphabet Inc. and author of books including The New Digital Age and Children of Jihad, chronicles the achievements and legacies of the eight men who have taken that office when the incumbent died. The stories vary widely, starting with John Tyler, who succeeded William Henry Harrison in 1841—becoming both the first unelected president and the first president threatened with impeachment. The transition was more successful for Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, and Lyndon Johnson. Of this group possibly only Roosevelt would have been elected in his own right, and only Truman, Coolidge, and LBJ were re-elected, like him, but all made a lasting difference to the nation.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lindsay Stern - The Study of Animal Languages: A Novel and Jennifer Acker - The Limits of the World — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525557432
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Published: Viking - February 19th, 2019

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781883285777
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Published: Delphinium - April 16th, 2019

Stern’s eagerly-anticipated first novel is at once a wry look at academia, an astute and moving portrait of a marriage, and an insightful exploration of communication. Unfolding over just a few days, the novel focuses on Ivan and Prue, married professors of philosophy and biolingusitics, respectively. While Ivan seems to be going nowhere, Prue is breaking new ground in her field—and possibly in other areas as well, if Ivan’s uneasy feelings about the university’s writer-in-residence can be trusted. As the strains in their marriage surface, the couple is thrown further off balance when Prue’s father, who suffers from a bipolar disorder, flies in to hear his daughter deliver a career-making talk. Nothing goes according to plan and Ivan, who narrates the story, at last has to decide how to fight for what he holds dear.

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Founder and editor in chief of The Common, Acker has published short stories, essays, criticism, and translations. Her first novel is a philosophical and beautifully written story of family and secrets that spans four generations and three continents. It opens in the U.S. where the Chandarias—Premchand, his wife Urmila, and their son Sunil—have built a solid upper-middle class life. Then Sunil learns that his cousin is in fact his older brother. The shock of the betrayal sends the family back to Nairobi—where it’s Sunil’s turn to reveal a secret that unsettles his parents. Elegant and compassionate, Acker’s fiction deftly explores questions of morality and the complex dynamics of communication within families and between generations and cultures. 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Politics and Prose!

2019 marks the fifth year of Independent Bookstore Day, celebrating indies nationwide with literary parties across the country. Visit Politics and Prose at The Wharf, at Union Market, or on Connecticut Ave. NW to join in on the fun and to shop exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise, available at every location.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gretchen Primack - Visiting Days & Lauren K. Alleyne - Honeyfish

Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781732209145
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Published: Willow Publishing - March 2019

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781936970599
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Published: New Issues Poetry and Prose - April 15th, 2019

In her third collection of poems, Primack draws on her decade of experience teaching and administering in prison education programs. Written in fictional personas, these pieces bring us directly into the lives of people held behind bars, letting us experience the details of their daily realities. Written with deep empathy and sensitivity, these poems present prisoners not as statistics or cases but as individuals with names, hopes, regrets, and moving stories. As she did with the case for veganism in Kind, Primack stretches the boundaries of what poetry is usually asked to do, putting literature in the service of social justice without sacrificing any of the art.

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Alleyne, author of Difficult Fruit, is an award-winning Trinidadian-American educator, poet, fiction and nonfiction writer. Awarded the Green Rose Prize, her second collection of poetry is a powerful elegy for the victims of hatred and militarized fear.  While recognizing that “nothing I say will save” anyone, the poet is unable to “say nothing,” and she celebrates life’s resilience even as she mourns, balancing eloquent lament with hope that the lost will find safe refuge and freedom.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jonathan M. Metzl - Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

Saturday, April 27, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541644984
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Published: Basic Books - March 5th, 2019

When white voters in Tennessee rejected the Affordable Care Act, their move could have cost each of them roughly 14.1 days of life. Similarly, when whites in Missouri backed lax gun laws, white men became 2.38 times more likely than men of other races to die of self-inflicted shotgun injuries. These are just two of many examples of what Metzl calls “backlash governance”: the propensity of right-wing whites to support policies that promise to make them great again, but that in fact threaten their physical well-being. Combining statistical analysis of health and mortality data with stories of people from across the country, Metzl, a physician and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, offers a groundbreaking look at the lifeand- death implications of white identity politics.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Angie Kim - Miracle Creek: A Novel

Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374156022
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - April 16th, 2019

In her debut novel, Kim has transmuted her personal background and professional experience as a trial lawyer into a powerful fiction that’s equal parts courtroom thriller and family drama. At the center of the story are Young and Pak Yoo. Parents of an autistic child, they’ve developed the experimental Miracle Submarine to provide treatment for a variety of malaises. Then the Submarine explodes, killing two people and launching an investigation that’s no less explosive. It seems that everyone involved has a secret and a possible motive for destroying the therapeutic center. As the various betrayals, rivalries, and recriminations emerge, the novel profoundly explores questions surrounding how we raise our children and the lengths we can—or should—go to protect loved ones.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Thomas P. Kapsidelis - After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings — in conversation with Colin Goddard

Sunday, April 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780813942223
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Published: University of Virginia Press - April 16th, 2019

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch metro editor in 2007, Kapsidelis was in charge of the paper’s coverage of the April 16 mass shootings at Virginia Tech. In the dozen years since Seung-Hui Cho, a Tech undergraduate, shot and killed thirty-two people and wounded seventeen, Kapsidelis, now a residential fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, has followed the activities of the survivors. His book reports on both the psychological and social aftermath of the tragedy, charting the school’s and the town’s long healing process and examining the reforms in gun safety and background checks the tragedy set in motion to prevent future mass shootings. Kapsidelis will be in conversations with Colin Goddard, a national gun safety advocate and survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson - Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541762480
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Published: PublicAffairs - April 9th, 2019

With economic inequality increasing and the middle-class at the breaking point, many are giving up on America. To Gruber and Johnson, however, the answer to today’s crisis lies in the nation’s history. Both professors at MIT, the authors also have extensive real-world experience: Gruber was a key figure in designing Romneycare and Obamacare, and Johnson is a former chief economist to the IMF. To create jobs and build the industries of the future, they argue that we can’t depend on Silicon Valley companies, which have developed technologies that benefit the wealthy in prosperous areas, but that we should look to the government. Drawing parallels between today and 1940, they propose that we follow the model of massive public investment, citing the way it generated the scientific and technological innovations that first helped us win the war and then fueled one of the strongest economies in history.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Delia Owens - Where the Crawdads Sing — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Sunday, April 28, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

A wildlife scientist, Owens has published three nonfiction books about her life and work in Africa, and her evocative prose earned her the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing. Her bestselling debut novel is a magical blending of her acute observations of the natural world and a lyrical imagination. Set on the North Carolina coast in the 1950s and ‘60s, the narrative focuses on Kya Clark, a young woman who grew up alone in the wetlands. Known as the Marsh Girl, she found in nature the nurturance that her dysfunctional family denied her, but as she gets older, she tentatively reaches out to the people around her. Then a man’s body is found in the water and Kya is the prime suspect.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Opus Author Reading 2019

Sunday, April 28, 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.

Lynn Rothberg – In Wait for Blood

Lina Steele – Expanding the Vision

Filomena Delgado – Fire and Fear Beyond Myself

David Weaver – The Travels of the Triangle

Sophie Cook – The Voyage of the Bluebird

Sally Kalve D’Italia – What Could You Do With a Soccer Ball on Your Shoe  and If This Buggy Could Talk

Laura Smail Sims – A Daughter’s Quest

Meg Chandler – Dreaming Backwards

Dennis Reed – Definitions

Peter Bridges – Woods Waters Peaks

Jeffrey Greene – The Iron Desert and Other Stories

Rives Carroll – Chaplain

Fred Berner – Old Edgemoor

Mary Gill – Angel in a Basket

Ericka Reynolds – Enslaved  and The Adventures of Cleo and Sophie

Patricia Garfinkel and Myra Sklarew – An Invitation to a Country Called Aging

Sentayehu Gebregiorgis – Azmach and Zemecha

Rick Farrell – Fatal Amendment

Rufus McKinney – Dealers Choices

Jackson Coppley – The Code Hunters

Michael McGarry – The Making of Ireland and Northern Ireland

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jeffrey Levine - At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered & Nomi Stone - Kill Class — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Sunday, April 28, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781912561384
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - May 28th, 2019

Kill Class Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946482198
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tupelo Press - February 2019

The founder, artistic director, and publisher of Tupelo Press, Levine is an award-winning poet whose honors include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, and others. Following Mortal, Everlasting and Rumor of Cortez, his third collection of poetry is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the mysteries hidden within and available from language. Opening with a quote from Sherwin Bitsui: “The place between languages is something else,” Levine probes the languages of the body and of art—especially music and painting—to articulate the physical experience of image and melody.

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Stone follows her first book of poems, Stranger’s Notebook, with a collection drawn from two years of research at Pineland, North Carolina, one of the U.S. military’s mock Middle Eastern villages populated by Middle Eastern actors, where soldiers role-play in preparation for deployment overseas. Approaching her subject as both a poet and an anthropologist, Stone interweaves language from the official scripts with soldiers’ off-duty conversations, exploring the shifting boundaries between reality and fiction, self and other, and good and evil. Her haunting meditation on the morality of war includes her own role as an observer, and she questions how “to critique military discourses without falling into complicity with them.”

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Caroline Fredrickson - The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections

Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620973899
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Published: New Press - April 23rd, 2019

A veteran progressive policy maker, Fredrickson served as special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton, chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell, and deputy chief of staff to Senator Tom Daschle before becoming president of the American Constitution Society. Her hard-hitting book draws on her extensive experience in public life to argue that conservatives have gained power at all levels of government not on the strength of their policies, but purely by their skill at using the system to get elected. She sees their success as a lesson for progressives, and urges left-wing politicians to focus less on the nuances of specific issues and more on strategies for winning office, while at the same time using their platforms to expand the franchise, end voter suppression, and institute other measures that will make the electoral process less easy to manipulate.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jamie Metzl - Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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$25.99
ISBN: 9781492670094
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 23rd, 2019

As genetics becomes one more information technology to be used as we see fit, the possibilities are mind-boggling. In this comprehensive study of the past, present, and future of genetic engineering, Metzl, a senior fellow for technology and national security at the Atlantic Council, gives us a taste of what’s possible—which is nothing less than the ability to build life from scratch. Presenting the science and ethics of discoveries that offer us the power to design our children, extend our lifespans, and recreate plants and animals, Metzl shows us a revolution like none other, one that could redefine every facet of what it means to be human.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

James Grady - Condor: The Short Takes

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Condor: The Short Takes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781504056502
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Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - April 2nd, 2019

Code-name for a top CIA operative, Condor has been in the thick of top international spy cases since Grady introduced him with Six Days of the Condor in 1973, the bestselling novel that became the hit Robert Redford film, Three Days of the Condor. In this collection of shorter pieces, Grady brings Condor up to date, tracking him as he’s thrown into the post-9/11 turmoil—which ranges from conspiracies in Afghanistan to unprecedented national security paranoia at home to the discovery of classified documents in the Library of Congress. The book concludes with a previously unpublished novella, in which Condor faces the biggest spy threat since the Cold War: Russian cyber threats.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Takis Würger - The Club — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Club Cover Image
By Takis Wurger, Charlotte Collins (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128966
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Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

Winner of the lit.COLOGNE prize for debut fiction and a bestseller in Europe, Würger’s novel uses a potent mix of the literary and the suspenseful to expose the truth about upper-crust privileged life at elite institutions. The story opens with the newly orphaned Hans leaving Saxony for Cambridge and the care of his aunt. She helps him gain admittance to St John’s College and pressures him to join and investigate the Pitt Club, a venerable male dining club rife with secrets, debauchery, and toxic masculinity. Trying to fit in, Hans, as Würger did during his own year at Cambridge, takes up boxing, and the physical battering reinforces the novel’s themes of violence, power, and competition, leading to a stunning conclusion. Named one of Medium's "Top 30 Journalists under 30," Würger is a reporter for the German news magazine Der Spiegel. This event is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Claire Gibson - Beyond the Point — in conversation with Caroline Pestel — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Beyond the Point: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062853745
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 2nd, 2019

Gibson’s debut novel draws on her own experience growing up as the daughter of a professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to tell the story of three extraordinary women cadets. Set on the eve of 9/11, the narrative follows Dani, Hannah, and Avery—a nationally-ranked point guard, the granddaughter of an Army general, and a rebellious Homecoming Queen—as they bond in a close friendship to face the formidable challenges ahead. As time passes, however, their experiences mark them in different ways and they begin to move in separate directions. A powerful new voice in contemporary fiction, Gibson vividly explores the nature of friendship, family, and patriotism. 

Gibson will be in conversation with Captain Caroline Pestel (West Point Class of 2010), who currently serves in the office of the Secretary of Defense. A photographer and social media coach, Caroline also publishes the magazine CADET, with her husband and fellow West Point graduate, Chris Pestel '03).

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Melinda Gates-The Moment of Lift—at Sixth & I

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313577
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World is a personal statement of passionate conviction, telling of Melinda Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything. For the last twenty years, Gates has been on a mission: Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live.

This event is sold out.

 

Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds - 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards - in conversation with Deb Taylor - at Takoma Park Library MD

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 pm

Eloise Greenfield

Jason Reynolds

Join us for an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds will be in conversation with Deborah D. Taylor, a youth librarian and recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. Eloise Greenfield, the recipient of the 2018 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, has written and published more than 40 books. Jason Reynolds is a bestselling author of books for children and young adults. He won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for his debut novel, When I Was the Greatest. Authors and moderator will speak about their work, honor the trailblazing voices who have paved the way for contemporary stories, and recognize the changes that still need to be made. This is a Children’s Book Week event. Moderated by Deborah D. Taylor. For ages 10 and up.

Takoma Park Library MD
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Andrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl & Pajtim Statovci: Crossing — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Crossing: A Novel Cover Image
By Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747497
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Published: Pantheon - April 2nd, 2019

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

 

 

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

Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein - The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525557500
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Published: Viking - April 16th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Natascha Biebow - The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons

Thursday, May 2, 10:30 am
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Cover Image
By Natascha Biebow, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866844
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

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

Damon Krukowski - Ways of Hearing — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ways of Hearing Cover Image
By Damon Krukowski, Emily Thompson (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262039642
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Published: Mit Press - April 9th, 2019

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Dustin Lance Black - Mama's Boy: A Story from Our Americas

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mama's Boy: A Story from Our Americas Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524733278
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Published: Knopf - April 30th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sheila A. Smith - Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674987647
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - April 8th, 2019

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008

Natascha Biebow - The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Cover Image
By Natascha Biebow, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866844
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

 

 

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

Isabella Hammad - The Parisian & Abbigail Rosewood - If I Had Two Lives

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Parisian Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129437
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Published: Grove Press - April 9th, 2019

If I Had Two Lives Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455217
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Published: Europa Editions - April 9th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Bhaskar Sunkara - The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality — in conversation with Elizabeth Bruenig — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541617391
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Published: Basic Books - April 30th, 2019

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008

Kevin Cowherd - When the Crowd Didn't Roar: How Baseball's Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope — in conversation with Dan Rodricks

Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
When the Crowd Didn't Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781496213297
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Susan Choi - Trust Exercise: A Novel — in conversation with Nicole Chung

Saturday, May 4, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250309884
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sandro Galea - Well: What We Need to Talk about When We Talk about Health — in conversation with Rhitu Chatterjee

Saturday, May 4, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Well: What We Need to Talk about When We Talk about Health Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780190916831
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2019

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Myla Goldberg - Feast Your Eyes: A Novel

Sunday, May 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Feast Your Eyes: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501197840
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Published: Scribner - April 16th, 2019

 

 

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Washington, DC 20008

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