Feb. 19 - 26

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

19 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Philip E. Auer­swald, a pro­fes­sor of pub­lic pol­icy at Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity, will dis­cuss his book “The Code Econ­omy: A Forty-Thou­sand Year His­tory,” with

Kristin Sharp, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of New Amer­ica, a non­par­ti­san think tank, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.

5 P.M. Charles Cum­ming will dis­cuss his eighth mys­tery, about a rogue for­mer MI6 agent who tracks a Rus­sian spy, with Dan Fes­per­man, au­thor most re­cently of “The Let­ter Writer,” at Politics and Prose.

20 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Ge­orge Saun­ders, a noted short-story writer, will read from his first novel, “Lin­coln in the Bardo,” about the death of Abra­ham Lin­coln’s 11-year-old son, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-966-5489.

7 P.M. Joel Whit­ney, co-founder and ed­i­tor at large of Guer­nica, will dis­cuss his book “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writ­ers” at Politics and Prose.

21 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Ur­sula Werner, a Wash­ing­ton writer and lawyer, will read from her novel “The Good at Heart,” about a Ger­man fam­ily dur­ing World War II who must pre­pare for Adolf Hitler as a din­ner guest, at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.

7 P.M. Tom Rosen­stiel, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Amer­i­can Press In­sti­tute, will read from his thriller “Shin­ing City,” about Wash­ing­ton fix­ers who must vet a po­lar­iz­ing Supreme Court nom­i­nee, at Politics and Prose.

7:30 P.M. Nathaniel Rich, a New Or­leans writer whose work has ap­peared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s and the Paris Re­view, will read

from his novel “Odds Against Tomorrow,” about an ac­tu­ary so ob­sessed with a cul­ture’s fears that he loses touch with re­al­ity, and Kate

Wal­bert, a New York writer, will read from her novel “The Sunken Cathe­dral,” about wi­d­ows in New York, at the Fol­ger Shakespeare Li­brary, 201 East Capi­tol St. SE. $15. 202-544-7077.

22 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Cyn­thia Bar­nett, an en­vi­ron­men­tal jour­nal­ist, will dis­cuss her book “Rain: A Nat­u­ral and Cul­tural His­tory” at Kramer­books.

7 P.M. Seema Reza, a Wash­ing­ton writer, will dis­cuss her es­say and po­etry col­lec­tion “When the World Breaks Open” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101, Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746.

7 P.M. Katie Ki­ta­mura, a New York critic and writer, will read from her novel “A Sep­a­ra­tion,” about a woman who searches for her missing hus­band, at Politics and Prose.

23 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Sh­eryll Cashin, a law pro­fes­sor at Ge­orge­town Univer­sity, will dis­cuss her book “Place, Not Race: A New Vi­sion of Op­por­tu­nity in Amer­ica” at the Sil­ver Spring Li­brary, 900 Wayne Ave., Sil­ver Spring. 240-7739420.

7 P.M. Frank Sesno, the di­rec­tor of the School of Me­dia and Pub­lic Af­fairs at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity, will dis­cuss his book “Ask More: The Power of Ques­tions to Open Doors, Un­cover Solutions, and Spark Change” at Politics and Prose.

24 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Me­gan Mar­shall, a lit­er­ary his­to­rian, will dis­cuss her biog­ra­phy of El­iz­a­beth Bishop, the land­mark Amer­i­can poet, at Politics and Prose.

25 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Emily Jeanne Miller, a for­mer jour­nal­ist, will read from her novel “The News From the End of the World,” about the fall­ing-out of a New Eng­land fam­ily, at Politics and Prose.

3:30 P.M. Adrian Miller, the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Colorado Coun­cil of Churches and win­ner of a James Beard Award for his book “Soul Food,” a culi­nary his­tory, will dis­cuss his book “The Pres­i­dent’s Kitchen Cabi­net: The Story of the African Amer­i­cans Who Have Fed Our First Fam­i­lies, From the Wash­ing­tons to the Oba­mas” at Politics and Prose.

5 P.M. Wali Shaake, an Afghan Amer­i­can writer, will read from his book “The River Vil­lage: A Novel of Strug­gle, Sac­ri­fice, and Sur­vival in Afghanistan” at One More Page Books.

6 P.M. Glenn Frankel, a for­mer Wash­ing­ton Post reporter, will dis­cuss his book “High Noon: The Hol­ly­wood Black­list and the Mak­ing of an Amer­i­can Clas­sic” at Politics and Prose.

26 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. A. Roger Ekirch, a his­to­rian, will dis­cuss his book “Amer­i­can Sanc­tu­ary: Mutiny, Mar­tyr­dom, and Na­tional Iden­tity in the Age of Rev­o­lu­tion,” about a bloody re­bel­lion at sea and the ex­e­cu­tion that fol­lowed, at Politics and Prose.

3 P.M. V.E. Sch­wab, a fan­tasy au­thor, will read from her novel “Con­jur­ing of Light,” the fi­nal in­stall­ment of her Shades of Magic epic fan­tasy se­ries, at One More Page Books.

5 P.M. Burt Solomon, a con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor to the At­lantic and Na­tional Jour­nal, will read from his novel “The Mur­der of Wil­lie Lin­coln,” which reimag­ines the cause of the death of Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln’s son, at Politics and Prose.

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