May 13 - 19

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

13 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Michael McFaul, for­mer am­bas­sador to Rus­sia, will dis­cuss “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An Amer­i­can Am­bas­sador in Putin’s Rus­sia” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

14 MON­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Thomas Ricks will read from “Churchill and Or­well: The Fight for Freedom” at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.

7 P.M. Rick Bragg will dis­cuss “The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s Ta­ble” at Politics and Prose.

7 P.M. James Lo­ef­fler will read from “Rooted Cos­mopoli­tans: Jews and Hu­man Rights in the Twen­ti­eth Century” at Politics and Prose at the Wharf, 70 District Sq. SW. 202-364-1919.

15 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Edi­tors Danielle Barn­hart and Iris Ma­han and con­tribut­ing po­ets Lauren K. Al­leyne and San­dra Beasley will dis­cuss “Women of Re­sis­tance: Po­ems for a New Fem­i­nism” at East City Book­shop, 645 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. SE. 202-290-1636.

7 P.M. Kevin Pow­ers will read from his novel “A Shout in the Ru­ins,” about a Civil War plan­ta­tion and its in­hab­i­tants, at Politics and Prose.

16 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Sarah Win­man will read from her novel “Tin Man,” about a child­hood friend­ship that evolves into some­thing more, at East City Book­shop.

7 P.M. Michael On­daatje will dis­cuss his novel “Warlight,” about two sib­lings left alone in post-Blitz Lon­don, with Howard Norman at Sid­well Friends School, 3825 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW. $12$45.

7 P.M. Stephen R. Platt will dis­cuss “Im­pe­rial Twi­light: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age” at Politics and Prose at the Wharf.

7 P.M. Michael V. Hay­den will read from “The As­sault on In­tel­li­gence: Amer­i­can Na­tional Se­cu­rity in an Age of Lies” at Politics and Prose.

17 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Michael Pol­lan will read from “How to Change Your Mind: What the New

Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Con­scious­ness, Dy­ing, Ad­dic­tion, De­pres­sion, and Tran­scen­dence” at Sixth & I His­toric Sy­n­a­gogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. $33.

7 P.M. Bill Sch­nei­der will dis­cuss “Stand­off: How Amer­ica Be­came Un­govern­able” at Politics and Prose at the Wharf.

7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-win­ning au­thor Matthew

Des­mond will dis­cuss “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the Amer­i­can City” at Ar­ling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 1015 N. Quincy St., Ar­ling­ton. 703-2285990.

19 SATUR­DAY | 10 A.M. The Gaithers­burg Book Fes­ti­val in­cludes pan­els, au­thor dis­cus­sions and book sign­ings, at the Gaithers­burg City Hall grounds, 31 South Sum­mit Ave., Gaithers­burg.

6 P.M. Gary Krist will dis­cuss “The Mi­rage Fac­tory: Il­lu­sion, Imag­i­na­tion, and the In­ven­tion of Los An­ge­les” at Politics and Prose.

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