Jan 29 - Feb. 8

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

29 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Lawrence Ellsworth, an author­ity on swash­buck­ling lit­er­a­ture, will dis­cuss his trans­la­tion of “The Red Sphinx: A Se­quel to the Three Mus­ke­teers” by Alexan­dre Du­mas at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

30 MON­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Josh Barkan, win­ner of the Light­ship In­ter­na­tional Short Story Prize, will dis­cuss his story col­lec­tion “Mex­ico” at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202387-1400.

6:30 P.M. Steve Early, a la­bor jour­nal­ist and or­ga­nizer, will dis­cuss his book “Re­fin­ery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Re­mak­ing of an Amer­i­can City” in con­ver­sa­tion with Larry Co­hen, na­tional po­lit­i­cal di­rec­tor of Our Rev­o­lu­tion, a grass-roots or­ga­ni­za­tion, at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. David A. Moss, a pro­fes­sor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion at Har­vard Busi­ness School, will read from his book “Democ­racy: A Case Study” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

31 TUES­DAY | 6 P.M. Robert F. Smith, the as­sis­tant dean for hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sci­ences at Northamp­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege, will dis­cuss his book “Man­u­fac­tur­ing In­de­pen­dence: In­dus­trial In­no­va­tion in the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion” at the So­ci­ety of the Cincin­nati at An­der­son House, 2118 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.

7 P.M. April Ryan, a White House cor­re­spon­dent and Wash­ing­ton bureau chief for Amer­i­can Ur­ban Ra­dio Net­works, will dis­cuss her book “At Mama’s Knee: Moth­ers and Race in Black and White” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Liane Kupfer­berg Carter, whose work has been pub­lished in the New York Times and The Wash­ing­ton Post, will read from her mem­oir “Ketchup Is My Fa­vorite Veg­etable: A Fam­ily Grows Up With Autism” at the Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of North­ern Vir­ginia, 8900 Lit­tle River Tpke. Fair­fax. 703-323-0880. 1 WED­NES­DAY| 7 P.M. Paul Auster, a best­selling author, will dis­cuss his new novel, “4 3 2 1,” about four par­al­lel lives lived by one boy, at Sixth and I Historic Sy­n­a­gogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. $15-$42.

2 THURS­DAY | 7:30 P.M. Peter Ho Davies will read from his novel “The For­tunes,” about the lives of four Chi­nese Amer­i­cans, at Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity’s Alan and Sally Merten Hall, 4441 Ge­orge Ma­son Blvd., Fair­fax. 703-9931180. 4 SATURDAY | 7 P.M. Charles Raasch, the chief Wash­ing­ton cor­re­spon­dent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will read from his book “Im­per­fect Union: A Fa­ther’s Search for His Son in the Af­ter­math of the Bat­tle of Get­tys­burg” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746. 5 SUN­DAY | 3 P.M. Beatrice Ham­blett, a Wash­ing­ton writer, will dis­cuss her book “Daily Bread: Sto­ries From Ru­ral Greece” at One More Page Books. 6 MON­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Mike Scalise, a writer, will dis­cuss his mem­oir “The Brand New Catas­tro­phe,” about his di­ag­no­sis with a brain tu­mor, at Kramer­books. 6:30 P.M. Kim Schultz will read from her mem­oir “Three Days in Da­m­as­cus,” about vol­un­teer­ing in Syria, at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 1025 Fifth St. NW. 202-789-2227. 7 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Reed Karaim, an Ari­zona writer, will read from his novel “The Win­ter in Anna,” about a young news­pa­per re­porter in North Dakota who falls in love, at Kramer­books. 7 P.M. Brenda Shaugh­nessy, a poet whose most re­cent col­lec­tion is “So Much Synth,” will dis­cuss her work with Ron Charles, ed­i­tor of Book World, at the Hill Cen­ter at the Old Naval Hos­pi­tal, 921 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave SE. 202-549-4172. 8 WED­NES­DAY | Noon. Ti­mothy B. Tyson, a re­search scholar at Duke Univer­sity, will dis­cuss his book “The Blood of Em­mett Till” at the Na­tional Archives, Wil­liam G. McGowan Theater, Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue and Sev­enth Street NW. 202-357-5000. For more lit­er­ary events, go to­cal

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