Feb. 27 – March 8
27 MONDAY | 7 P.M. Christina Baker Kline, the author of the novel “Orphan Train,” will read from her novel “A Piece of the World,” about Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s classic painting “Christina’s World,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
28 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, will discuss his book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream” at Politics and Prose.
1 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Tom McAllister, the nonfiction editor of Barrelhouse magazine, will read from his novel “The Young Widower’s Handbook,” about a Philadelphia man who takes his wife’s ashes on a cross-country tour, at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202387-1400.
2 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. David Grossman, an Israeli writer, will read from his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” about the life of a stand-up comic as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance, at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202408-3100. $16-$42.
5 SUNDAY | 2 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 One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703-300-9746.
7 TUESDAY | 6 P.M. C. L. Bragg, a Georgia historian, will discuss his book “Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian” at the American Revolution Institute at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
8 WEDNESDAY | 12 P.M. Scott Miller, a journalist, will discuss his book “Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII” at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-357-5000.
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