May 21 - 25
21 SUNDAY | 3 P.M. J. Courtney Sullivan will read from her fourth novel, “Saints for All Occasions,” about two sisters who emigrate from Ireland to America, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
22 MONDAY | 7 P.M. William Hogeland, a historian, will discuss his book “Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West” at Politics and Prose.
7 P.M. Poets Jean Nordhaus and Jeneva Stone will read from their work at Cafe Muse, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.
23 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Miranda Pennington, a writer and teacher of creative nonfiction, will discuss her book “A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women’s Work” at Busboys and Poets - 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-319-2125.
7 P.M. Thomas E. Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who writes the Best Defense blog for Foreign Policy, will discuss his book “Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom” at Politics and Prose.
24 WEDNESDAY | 6 P.M. Robert O’Harrow Jr., a Washington Post reporter, will discuss his book “The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army” at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW. 202-829-0436. $10.
7 P.M. Sigrid Rausing, the editor and publisher of Granta, will discuss the magazine’s third edition of its decennial Best of Young American Novelists, in conversation with writers Jesse
Ball, Mark Doten, Rachel B. Glaser and Sana Krasikov, at Politics and Prose.
25 THURSDAY | 6 P.M. Steven V. Roberts, a regular contributor to Book World, will discuss his book “From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America” at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore. 410-732-6400.
7 P.M. Matthew Palmer, a former Foreign Service officer, will read from his thriller “Enemy of the Good,” about a Foreign Service officer who tries to infiltrate an underground democracy movement in Kyrgyzstan, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703-300-9746.
7 P.M. Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, will discuss his book “Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State” at Politics and Prose.
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