JULY 27 - JULY 31

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

27 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Wil­liam Fin­negan will dis­cuss his memoir “Bar­bar­ian Days: A Surf­ing Life” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

28 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. Layne Mosler, who writes the Taxi Gourmet blog, will dis­cuss her book “Driv­ing Hun­gry,” about food and travel, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

29 WED­NES­DAY | Noon. Len­nard Davis, an English pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Illi­nois at Chicago, will dis­cuss his book “En­abling Acts: The Hid­den Story of How the Amer­i­cans With Dis­abil­i­ties Act Gave the Largest U.S. Mi­nor­ity Its Rights” at the Na­tional Ar­chives, Wil­liam G. McGowan Theater, Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue and Sev­enth Street NW. 202-357-5000.

6:30 P.M. Mag­gie Mes­sitt, an in­de­pen­dent im­mer­sion jour­nal­ist at Ohio Univer­sity, will dis­cuss her book “The Rainy Sea­son: Three Lives in the New South Africa” at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-3825.

7 P.M. Paula McLain will read from her novel “Cir­cling the Sun,” about Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the At­lantic, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

30 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Neely Tucker, a Washington Post re­porter, will read from his sec­ond Sully Carter mys­tery, “Mur­der, D.C.,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101, Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746.

7 P.M. Tim Weiner, a for­mer New York Times re­porter who re­ceived the Na­tional Book Award for “Legacy of Ashes,” his history of the CIA, will dis­cuss his book “One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

31 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Jeff Hobbs will dis­cuss his book “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Bril­liant Young Man Who Left Ne­wark for the Ivy League,” about his col­lege room­mate at Yale, a young sci­en­tist who was shot and killed in a Ne­wark drug lab, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. For more literary events, go to

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