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Monday, November 30, 6:00 pm
Warhol Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780062298393
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ecco - April 28th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join Blake Gopnik on P&P Live as he spins a Yuletide tale about Andy Warhol and the ugliest Christmas tree in New York!

In Warhol, esteemed art critic Blake Gopnik takes on Andy Warhol in all his depth and dimensions. “The meanings of his art depend on the way he lived and who he was,” as Gopnik writes. “That’s why the details of his biography matter more than for almost any cultural figure,” from his working-class Pittsburgh upbringing as the child of immigrants to his early career in commercial art to his total immersion in the “performance” of being an artist, accompanied by global fame and stardom—and his attempted assassination.

Wide-ranging and immersive, Warhol gives us the most robust and intricate picture to date of a man and an artist who consistently defied easy categorization and whose life and work continue to profoundly affect our culture and society today.

Blake Gopnik, one of North America’s leading arts writers, has served as art and design critic at Newsweek, and as chief art critic at the Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. In 2017, he was a Cullman Center Fellow in residence at the New York Public Library, and in 2015 he held a fellowship at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at City University of New York. He has a PhD in art history from Oxford University and is a regular contributor to the New York Times.

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 pm
Pirate Stew Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062934574
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 1st, 2020

How to Be a Pirate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197784
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

Join Politics and Prose in partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books/Quill Tree Books for a swashbuckling fun time with author Neil Gaiman, illustrator Chris Riddell, and Isaac Fitzgerald as the talk about being a pirate and the new picture book Pirate Stew.

Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.

Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and—for one boy and his sister—he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some Pirate Stew. Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts, and some rather magical stew, is perfect for all pirates, both young and old.

With a deliciously rhyming text from master storyteller Neil Gaiman and spellbinding illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell, this is the picture book of the year!

Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal–winning novel The Graveyard Book; the bestselling Coraline; Stardust; and the New York Times bestselling The Sleeper and the Spindle, illustrated by Chris Riddell. He is also the author of eleven picture books, including The Wolves in the Walls, Chu’s Day, and Cinnamon. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed British artist and former UK Children’s Laureate. He has written and illustrated many books of his own, including Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Ottoline Goes to School, and has illustrated The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Fortunately, the Milk, as well as The Sleeper and the Spindle.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. After making a bunch of cool things for the internet, he now writes books, including How to Be a Pirate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Purchase of Pirate Stew from Politics and Prose is required to attend the event. Once you make the purchase, you will be registered to join this special event on Crowdcast and will receive an email with your unique link and password on the day of the event.

The first 100 purchases of Pirate Stew will receive a signed bookplate.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 pm
Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520351
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020

Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open and--she's a curious filly--wanders all the way to the City of Light. She's dazzled and often mystified by the sights, sounds, and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the vegetable market. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother live in seclusion.

As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom. But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris? How long can a boy keep her hidden and all to himself? Jane Smiley's beguiling Perestroika in Paris is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.

Smiley will be in conversation with Rufi Thorpe, author of Dear Fang, with Love; The Girls from Corona del Mar, which was long listed for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize; and, most recently, The Knockout Queen.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 pm
Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419746918
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amulet Books - November 24th, 2020

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419703959
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 1st, 2012

Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419737084
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 3rd, 2019

Join Nathan Hale—the graphic novelist, not the Revolutionary War spy—on a pulse-pounding adventure through the past! In a one-of-a-kind presentation, he’ll draw scenes and characters on his iPad as he shares a fascinating tale from American history. Fans of Big Bad Ironclad might recognize the story of the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia, but they’ve never seen it quite like this. The event is part of a multi-city tour in celebration of the release of Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Lousiana Purchase, which explores the connection between the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase.

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history. He also created the sci-fi horror comics One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. He illustrated the graphic novels Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, along with picture books including Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody and The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas. He lives in Utah.

Each purchase of Blades of Freedom will come with a signed bookplate, while supplies last.

Ages 8-12

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 pm
Dark Tides: A Novel (The Fairmile Series #2) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501187186
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

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Bookmarks and special bookplates signed by Philippa Gregory are available in limited quantities as an add-on at checkout!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory's new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family. 

Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy--his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows--without doubt--that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter.

Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home

Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women's history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells.

Ticket + Book (Domestic Shipping): $35.99 

Ticket + Book (In-Store Pickup, Connecticut Ave Location): $28.99 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 2, 6:00 pm
Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency Cover Image
By David Katz, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780063028746
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - December 1st, 2020

In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. He spent approximately six days a week alongside the future president, and the two developed a close, professional, and personal relationship. What began as a long-shot Senate run culminated with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008, which Katz also photographed.

During this time, Katz was never without his camera, capturing scenes from the life of a man who would soon become known the world over: a dad playing with his small daughters; a young unknown politician walking the streets of New York alone; a devoted husband lovingly making faces at his wife in an elevator.

Now, fifteen years later, Barack Before Obama is the treasury of these photographs. Pulled from an archive of more than ninety thousand images, every photograph in this volume is like nothing that has been seen before. Warm, engaging captions tell the stories behind the photos—the surprise meeting with Nelson Mandela, the back room conversation before the rally, the emotion after sending one of the Obamas’ daughters off to school—bringing readers closer than ever to the spirit and motivation behind the extraordinary man who became our forty-fourth president.

Katz will be in conversation with Valerie Jarrett, the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She is currently a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn. She also serves as Board Chair of When We All Vote and Co-Chair of The United State of Women. Her memoir, Finding My Voice, was published in 2019.

*Special signed copies of Barack Before Obama are limited to the first 100 buyers, however, a signed bookplate will accompany any unsigned book.*

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, December 3, 6:00 pm
Pursuing the Horizon: Stories of Justice Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781946074324
Availability: Backordered
Published: Twelve Tables Press - November 9th, 2020

“Russ Canan’s book is a powerful testament as to . . .how the cause of justice can only be advanced if we love mercy”—Bryan Stevenson

Pursuing the Horizon offers a collection of essays and courtroom stories from an activist, death penalty lawyer, and Washington, D.C. judge struggling to seek justice in the courtroom, in the fields where migrant farmworkers toil and in the rice paddies of Vietnam. The book explores justice in all its forms from freedom for beaten migrant farmworkers in the shadow of the Ku Klux Klan, to life itself in a death row plea for mercy before Governor George Wallace of Alabama only to witness the client killed in a botched execution in the electric chair that shocked the world. Justice from the other side of the bench looks at the challenge for a judge wrestling with the age-old quandary of whether the ends justify the means when strictly following the law would result in a miscarriage of justice.

Russell F. Canan served as a health aide for the East Coast Migrant Heath Project and worked in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, trying to improve the lives of migrant farm workers. As an attorney, Judge Canan practiced criminal defense and civil litigation in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and throughout the South. In 1983, Judge Canan helped establish the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, where he represented prisoners on death row. Judge Canan was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Judge Canan is the former Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division and chaired a committee studying wrongful convictions and proposing reforms. Judge Canan is a co-editor and contributing author to Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions they've Ever Made.

Katherine Broderick is Dean Emerita and Joseph L Rauh Chair of Social Justice at the University of District of Columbia School of law.

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Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062409263
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperTeen - December 1st, 2020

Music from Another World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335146779
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inkyard Press - March 31st, 2020

The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984837547
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 8th, 2020

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781335146816
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inkyard Press - May 26th, 2020

Melody McIntyre’s dream of being the stage manager for her school’s theatre company is finally coming true, but her disastrous love life seems to have triggered a long-standing theatre curse, creating chaos for the plays she produces. Swearing off love for the spring run of Les Misérable, the last thing that Melody needs is the growing attraction she feels for the talented lead actress, Odile, especially with concerned cast and crew looking on with suspicious eyes. With a cheeky nod to theatre geeks everywhere, the lighthearted romance is sprinkled with musical references, the “rules of the theatre”, and backstage shenanigans. Robin will be in conversation with YA author Saundra Mitchell.

Robin Talley is the best-selling author of YA short stories and novels including Music From Another World, Pulp, and Our Own Private Universe. Before she turned to writing full-time, Robin did digital communications for LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, educational equity and other progressive causes. Her books have been short listed for the Lambda Literary Award and CILIP Carnegie Medal. Robin currently lives in Washington DC with her wife and children.

Saundra Mitchell has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer, and a layout waxer. She’s dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. The author of nearly twenty books for tweens and teens, Mitchell’s work includes Edgar Nominee Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine series, Lambda Finalist and IAA winner All the Things We Do In the Dark, and the Camp Murderface series with Josh Berk. She’s also the editor of three anthologies for teens, Defy the Dark, All Out, and Out Now. She always picks truth; dares are too easy.

Ages 14 and up

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, December 3, 8:00 pm
The French Laundry, Per Se (The Thomas Keller Library) Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781579658496
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Artisan - October 27th, 2020

For each copy of THE FRENCH LAUNDRY, PER SE purchased from now through the week of the event (11/29-12/5), $3 will be donated to Martha's Table. All copies purchased during this time period will be signed by Thomas Keller.  

 Thomas Keller’s first new book in nearly a decade, The French Laundry, Per Se, is a six-pound master work filled with inspiring stories, iconic recipes, and stunning color photographs that give insight into what it takes to cook at the highest level—and to build a team that evolves to sustain excellence over time Bound by a common philosophy, linked by live video, staffed by a cadre of inventive and skilled chefs, the kitchens of Thomas Keller's celebrated restaurants--The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and per se, in New York City--are in a relationship unique in the world of fine dining. Ideas bounce back and forth in a dance of creativity, knowledge, innovation, and excellence. It's a relationship that's the very embodiment of collaboration, and of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. And all of it is captured in The French Laundry, Per Se, with meticulously detailed recipes for 70 beloved dishes, including Smoked Sturgeon Rillettes on an Everything Bagel, "The Whole Bird," Tomato Consommé, Celery Root Pastrami, Steak and Potatoes, Peaches 'n' Cream.

Throughout, there are 40 recipes for the basics to elevate our home cooking. Some are old standbys, like the best versions of beurre manié and béchamel, others more unusual, including a ramen broth (aka the Super Stock) and a Blue-Ribbon Pickle. And with its notes on technique, stories about farmers and purveyors, and revelatory essays from Thomas Keller--"The Lessons of a Dishwasher," "Inspiration Versus Influence," "Patience and Persistence"-- The French Laundry, Per Se will change how young chefs, determined home cooks, and dedicated food lovers understand and approach their cooking.

Thomas Keller is the author of The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, Under Pressure, Ad Hoc at Home, and Bouchon Bakery. He is the first and only American chef to have two Michelin Guide three-star-rated restaurants, The French Laundry and per se, both of which continue to rank among the best restaurants in America and the world. In 2011 he was designated a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, the first American male chef to be so honored. In 2017, as part of the Ment'or Foundation--established with chefs Jérôme Bocuse and Daniel Boulud--Keller led Team USA to win gold at the Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, for the first time ever.

Corey Chow is chef de cuisine at the three-Michelin-starred Per Se restaurant in New York City. A native of San Gabriel, CA, he learned about the connection between food and cultures through regular weekend dinners with his extended family. After earning a degree in psychology, memories of those dinners inspired him to enroll in culinary school. Early in his restaurant career he set his sights on working for Chef Thomas Keller, joining the Per Se team in 2007 and becoming chef de cuisine ten years later.

Michael Ruhlman is the writer for all the books in the Thomas Keller library, is the author of twenty-five books, including nonfiction, fiction, memoir, and cookbooks.

Alice Waters is the executive chef, founder, and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkely, California. She founded the Edible Schoolyard and has received the French Legion of Honor, WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards. Alice is Vice President of Slow Food International and the author of thirteen books. Her most recent books are My Pantry, The Art of Simple Food II, 40 Years of Chez Panisse, and In the Green Kitchen. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, December 6, 3:00 pm
An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656012
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

This event was rescheduled to this date from 11/14/2020. 

Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country's leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform "vegetarian" from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story--and with it the story of the vegetarian movement--for the very first time.

From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Pocket is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well.

Madison will be in conversation with Joe Yonan, two-time James Beard Award-winning food and dining editor of The Washington Post. He is the author, most recently, of Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, December 7, 7:00 pm
A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780448494531
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Razorbill - December 1st, 2020

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780448494517
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Razorbill - September 1st, 2020

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781101998885
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2017

An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781595148049
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

Rebel Sisters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835062
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Razorbill - November 17th, 2020

Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm?

Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off... The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. At his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family.

Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory--or to an unimaginable doom.

And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life--and love--he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save--or destroy--all that he knows.

Sabaa Tahir will be in conversation Tochi Onyebuchi to discuss A Sky Beyond the Storm, the fourth and final book in her #1 New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series. The event will be moderated by Everdeen Mason and will include Ember trivia, audience Q&A, and an opportunity for a special VIP Virtual Meet and Greet with the author.

A VIP Virtual Meet and Greet experience will take place immediately following the event via Looped. Fans who purchase the Event + VIP Experience option will receive a signed copy of A Sky Beyond the Storm have a one-minute signing line experience and the ability to take a "selfie" with Sabaa. VIP ticket holders will receive an email from Looped prior to the Virtual Meet and Greet with instructions on how to join.

A limited number of signed copies of A Sky Beyond the Storm will be sent to ticket holders who purchase the Event and Book option. You MUST purchase the U.S. or Canada/Mexico add-on if you would like your book shipped.

Sabaa Tahir is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the An Ember in the Ashes series, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages and appeared on numerous Best Book of the Year lists, including from TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Public Library. She grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of Beasts Made of Night, its sequel Crown of Thunder, War Girls, and his adult fiction debut Riot Baby. He has graduated from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School, and L’institut d’études politiques with a Masters degree in Global Business Law. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Omenana, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere.

Everdeen Mason is the resident troublemaker on the Washington Post audience team. As senior audience editor, she runs a team focused on conducting editorial experiments. Everdeen ran the Post's science fiction and fantasy column for three years and hopes to someday be the resident interviewer at a cute bookstore.

 

  • Event + VIP Experience with Signed Book (Store Pickup) - $22.50
  • Event + Book (Store Pickup) - $20
  • Event Admission Only (No Book) - $5
  • U.S. Shipping - $7
  • Mexico/Canada Shipping - $20

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 pm
Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career You Deserve Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062940551
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Wave - December 8th, 2020

Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist, wildly successful entrepreneur, and social media influencer, will be in conversation with Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer for @WhoWhatWear and @secondlifepod.

Hailed by the New York Times as “the most influential hair stylist in the world,” Jen Atkin is a celebrated businesswoman, tastemaker, and friend to A-list celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashians . . . but her success didn’t arrive overnight. Her glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle came from years of hard work, humility, and hustle. In BLOWING MY WAY TO THE TOP, Jen shatters the illusion of effortless, instant success that permeates social media to reveal the sweat, dedication, and drive it really takes to make it. Jen chronicles her remarkable journey—from growing up in a conservative religious community where girls were encouraged to marry young, to striking out on her own and breaking every rule and convention to build an empire.

Jen Atkin is a career hair stylist, beauty columnist, and entrepreneur, whose clients include Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez. Jen established her own haircare line, Ouai, in 2016, and is the founder of the digital magazine ManeAddicts.com.

Hillary Kerr is the founder and Chief Content Officer of Who What Wear and its five additional content properties. Kerr drives all editorial content strategy and guest selection as well as interview strategy for the Second Life podcast. Since second Life’s debut in February 2018, it has reached over 7 million listeners organically and has consistently charted on the iTunes top 10 careers podcast list, thanks to notable guests including Jennifer Lopez, Busy Phillips, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Conrad, and Kendra Scott.

*To attend, please purchase a copy of Blowing My Way to the Top from the link below. Once you make the purchase, you will be registered to join this special event on Crowdcast and will receive an email with your unique link and password the morning of the event. As always, please do not share this link with others – it is for you and you alone. All copies will include a special signed bookplate!

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 pm
Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062906410
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 8th, 2020

All but one U.S. president has lived there, but have you ever wondered who really keeps 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue running? It’s a complicated place, and Residence staff work tirelessly to keep everything together. This detailed book features fascinating photos, fun facts, and memorable quotes from the residents and first ladies of the White House.

Kate Andersen Brower is the bestselling author of The Residence, First Women, and First in Line. She is a CNN contributor and spent four years covering the Obama administration for Bloomberg News. She is also a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. Kate has written for several noteworthy news publications. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her family.

Ann Compton was an ABC News White House correspondent for 41 years. Her career at the station spanned seven presidents and 10 presidential campaigns. She returned from a four-year retirement to cover the 2016 election, and is a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She was president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from 2007 to 2008, and chairman of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association in 1987-1988.

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Ages 8-12

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 9, 6:00 pm
The Elements of Stress and the Pursuit of Happy-Ish in This Current Sh*tstorm Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780578241050
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Humorist Books - November 1st, 2020

Join four of the top humorists in the country for a laugh-out-loud, stress-free evening that will put the perfect cap on your 2020.

Bob Eckstein is a New Yorker cartoonist, illustrator, New York Times bestseller, NYU adjunct professor ,and world's leading snowman expert. His two new books are All’s Fair in Love & War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book and The Elements of Stress.

Alexandra Petri is a Washington Post columnist and her satire has appeared in McSweeneys andThe New Yorker as well as on the radio and TV. Her latest book is Nothing is Wrong and Here Is Why.

Mike Sacks is the author of eight books and is an editor at Vanity Fair. His writing has appeared in Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Funny or Die, and many more. His new book is Slouchers.

Michael Shaw’s cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999. He co-wrote The Elements of Stress and appears in All’s Fair in Love & War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book by the World’s Greatest Cartoonists.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008