July 16 – 22
16 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Amitai Etzioni, a professor at the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, will discuss “Avoiding War With China” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
5 P.M. John Bicknell will discuss “Lincoln’s Pathfinder,” about John C. Fremont, the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party, at Politics and Prose.
17 MONDAY | 7 P.M. Fiona Barton will discuss her new thriller, “The Child,” at Politics and Prose.
18 TUESDAY | 12 P.M. Garret M. Graff will read from “Raven Rock,” about the government’s secret plan to save itself in case of disaster, at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-357-5000.
6:30 P.M. Emily Esfahani Smith will discuss “The Power of Meaning,” about how to achieve a meaningful life, at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Grant Rumely and Amir Tibon will read from “The Last Palestinian,” about the life of Mahmoud Abbas, at Politics and Prose.
19 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. David Daley will discuss “Ratf**ked,” about the implications of congressional gerrymandering, at Kramerbooks.
7 P.M. Lynda Schuster will read from her memoir “Dirty Wars and Polished Silver,” at Politics and Prose. 20
THURSDAY | 6:30 P.M. Carl Cannon, Washington bureau chief of RealClearPolitics, will read from “On This Date,” about the history behind important historical dates, at Kramerbooks. 6:45 P.M. Steve Levingston of The Washington Post’s Book World will discuss “Kennedy and King,” about the relationship between John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202633-3030. $30.
7 P.M. Simone Kelly will read from her thriller “Like a Fly on the Wall,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703-300-9746. 7 P.M. Angela J. Davis, a law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, will discuss the essay collection “Policing Black Men,” at Politics and Prose.
21 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Bill Bragg will discuss his book “Roots, Radicals and Rockers,” about skiffle, a music craze in 1950s England, at the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502.
7 P.M. Madeleine Blais will read from “To the New Owners,” about her home in Martha’s Vineyard, at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Jonathan F. Putnam will read from “Perish From the Earth,” a historical fiction mystery about Abraham Lincoln, at One More Page Books.
22 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Diksha Basu and Estep
Nagy will discuss their debut novels — Basu’s “The Windfall,” about the Jha family as they adapt to life changes, and Nagy’s “We Shall Not All Sleep,” about two New England families on a three-day island trip, at Politics and Prose. 3 P.M. Blair Thornburgh will read from her debut young-adult novel, “Who’s That Girl,” and a book signing will follow, at One More Page Books. 3:30 P.M. Philip G. Smucker, a fifth-greatgrandnephew of George Washington, will read from “Riding With George,” about the link between sports and war that helped Washington and his successors, at Politics and Prose. 6 P.M. Heath Fogg Davis, a Temple University political science professor, will discuss “Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?” at Politics and Prose.