June 10 - 15

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

10 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. Laura Ku­min will dis­cuss “The Hamil­ton Cook­book: Cook­ing, Eat­ing, and En­ter­tain­ing in Hamil­ton’s World,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. 2 P.M. Car­rie DiRi­sio will dis­cuss “Brood­ing YA Hero” with Lind­say Smith, au­thor of “Web of Frost,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101. Ar­ling­ton. 703-3009746. 11 MON­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Claire Mes­sud will read from her novel “The Burn­ing Girl,” about child­hood friends, at East City Book­shop, 645 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. SE #100. 202-290-1636.

7 P.M. Jef­frey Toobin will dis­cuss his ca­reer as a staff writer at the New Yorker, a se­nior le­gal an­a­lyst at CNN and an au­thor with Bill Press at the Hill Cen­ter at the Old Naval Hospi­tal, 921 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $10. 7 P.M. Alia Malek will dis­cuss “The Home That Was Our Coun­try: A Mem­oir of Syria,” at Ar­ling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 1015 N. Quincy St., Ar­ling­ton. 703-228-5990. 7 P.M. Lau­ren Groff will read from her short­story col­lec­tion “Florida,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 8 P.M. Cyrus Fari­var will dis­cuss “Habeas Data: Pri­vacy vs. the Rise of Sur­veil­lance Tech” with

Ju­lian Sanchez, a Cato In­sti­tute se­nior fel­low, at Solid State Books, 600 H St. NE. 202-897-4201. 12 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. Al­li­son Pear­son will dis­cuss her novel “How Hard Can It Be?,” the se­quel to “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” about an al­most 50-year-old mother who goes back into the work­force, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Yrsa Da­ley-Ward will read from “The Ter­ri­ble: A Sto­ry­teller’s Mem­oir” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Rion Amil­car Scott, Am­ber Sparks, Erica

Wright and Ryan Bloom will dis­cuss their short sto­ries in the an­thol­ogy “Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mys­tery and Mur­der,” at Solid State Books. 13 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Gre­gory Smith­si­mon will dis­cuss “Cause: . . . And How It Doesn’t Al­ways Equal Ef­fect” with Randa Ser­han, at Kramer­books, 1517 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist Sey­mour

M. Hersh will read from his mem­oir “Re­porter” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Kate Mess­ner will read from her new chil­dren’s chap­ter book, “Break­out,” about a young girl in a town where two in­mates break out of prison, at One More Page Books. 7 P.M. Robert W. Fiesele will read from “Tin­der­box: The Un­told Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Lib­er­a­tion,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 14 THURS­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Win­nie M. Li will dis­cuss her novel “Dark Chap­ter,” about a Tai­wanese Amer­i­can tourist and an Irish teenager who wit­ness a hor­rific act of vi­o­lence, at East City Book­shop. 7 P.M. El­iz­a­beth Rush will read from “Ris­ing: Dis­patches from the New Amer­i­can Shore,” at Solid State Books. 15 FRI­DAY | 12 P.M. Jef­frey Rosen, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Na­tional Con­sti­tu­tion Cen­ter, will dis­cuss his new bi­og­ra­phy of Wil­liam Howard Taft with Dou­glas H. Gins­burg, se­nior cir­cuit judge on the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the Dis­trict of Columbia Cir­cuit, and Gene Healy, vice pres­i­dent of the Cato In­sti­tute, at the Cato In­sti­tute, 1000 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NW. For reser­va­tions, call 202-789-5229 or email

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