LIT­ER­ARY CAL­EN­DAR

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

July 30 - Aug. 5

30 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Karin Tan­abe, a for­mer Politico re­porter, will read from “The Diplo­mat’s Daugh­ter,” a novel about al­le­giances and iden­tity dur­ing World War II, told through three young peo­ple, at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

2 P.M. David Goodrich will read from “A Hole in the Wind: A Cli­mate Sci­en­tist’s Bi­cy­cle Jour­ney Across the United States,” and Aaron

Ham­burger will read from his novel “Faith for Be­gin­ners,” about an Amer­i­can fam­ily vis­it­ing Is­rael, at the Writer’s Cen­ter, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-654-8664. 5 P.M. Jac­ques Ber­linerblau will dis­cuss “Cam­pus Con­fi­den­tial,” his cri­tique of the higher education sys­tem, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 31 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Sarah Menkedick will read from her es­say col­lec­tion “Hom­ing In­stincts” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 1 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Dan Zak of The Wash­ing­ton Post will dis­cuss “Almighty,” about Amer­ica’s love-hate re­la­tion­ship with nu­clear weapons, with Denise Kier­nan, au­thor of “The Girls of Atomic City,” at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Sam Kean will read from “Cae­sar’s Last Breath” and dis­cuss the his­tory and sci­ence of air, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 2 WED­NES­DAY | 7 P.M. Tracy Crow and Jerri

Bell will read from “It’s My Coun­try Too,” about the his­tory of women’s con­tri­bu­tions to Amer­i­can wars, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 3 THURS­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Kath­leen Bar­ber will read from her psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller “Are You Sleep­ing” at Kramer­books. 7 P.M. Heather Harpham will read from her me­moir “Hap­pi­ness” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 4 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. Mary Bur­ton, Tracey Livesay,

Sarah MacLean and Alisha Rai will dis­cuss their new­est ro­mance nov­els and the ro­mance genre, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 5 SATUR­DAY | 7 P.M. Katy Up­per­man will read from her young-adult novel “Kiss­ing Max Holden,” about a girl and her com­pli­cated re­la­tion­ship with her best guy friend, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St. #101, Ar­ling­ton. 703-300-9746. For more lit­er­ary events, go to wapo.st/lit­cal

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