Feb. 12 - 17
12 SUNDAY | 3 P.M. Ian Rankin will read from his latest Inspector Rebus mystery, “Rather Be the Devil,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
5 P.M. Ayelet Waldman, a writer, will discuss her book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life” at Politics and Prose.
13 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. David France,a reporter and filmmaker, will discuss his history of the HIV epidemic, “How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS,” at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
6:30 P.M. Alec Ross, a distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University, will read from his book “The Industries of the Future” at Busboys and Poets - 5th and K, 1025 Fifth St. NW. 202-789-2227.
15 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Barbara Feinman
Todd, a book researcher who ghost-wrote for Hillary Clinton, will discuss her book “Pretend I'm Not Here: How I Worked With Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp” at Kramerbooks. 7 P.M. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, a Virginia historian, will discuss her book “The Original
Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era” at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Jennifer Ryan, a British writer, will read from her novel “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” about a choral group during World War II, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703-300-9746. 17 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Elinor Lipman will read from her 11th novel, “On Turpentine Lane,” about a 32-year-old woman who feels like her life is on hold, at Politics and Prose.