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