FIRST ANNUAL CARLA FURSTENBERG COHEN LITERARY PRIZE

May 11, 2014

Anthony Marra and David Finkel accept prizes for fiction and non-fiction, respectively, as the winners of the First Annual Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel By Anthony Marra Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

URBAN LEGENDS & HISTORIC LORE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. by Robert Pohl

January 19, 2014

Robert Pohl spoke about his book, Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C., at Politics & Prose on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

A carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln monument, the birth of lobbying at the Willard Hotel, a romantic gesture that built the distinctive homes of Capitol Hill--these are legends of Washington, D.C. The capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales. According to local lore, the missing J Street was L'Enfant's snub to Supreme Court justice John Jay, and the course of history could have been changed if only a young baseball player named Fidel Castro had accepted a contract with the Washington Senators. In search of the truth behind these legends and more, local guide and writer Robert S. Pohl takes readers on a tour of the historic lore and urban legends that surround the monuments, neighborhood streets and even the Metro stations of Washington, D.C.

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C. (American Legends) By Robert S. Pohl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626191969
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Published: History Press - August 20th, 2013

THE DOUBLE by George Pelecanos

October 8, 2013

George Pelecanos spoke about his book, The Double, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Every man has his dark side...Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers.

The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in: finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. But Grace wants more. She wants Lucas to find the man who humiliated her--a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call.

Lucas is a man who knows how to get what he wants, whether it's a thief on the run--or a married woman. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is--and how far he'll go to get what he wants.

The Double (Spero Lucas Series) By George Pelecanos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316078405
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 23rd, 2014

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