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Monday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
Willens chronicles her experience as a Russian Jew living in communist China following the Second World War in Stateless in Shanghai.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Poets Matthea Harvey, Claudia Rankine, and Vijay Seshadri speak about the impact of independent publisher Graywolf Press on their careers at this anniversary celebration. Stephen Burt moderates the discussion.
Lutheran Church of the Reformation -
212 East Capitol St.
$15
Books
Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m.
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Oct. 19—Oct. 29
Acclaimed authors including Meg Wolitzer, Gary Shteyngart, and Geraldine Brooks appear at this annual festival that celebrates Jewish literary culture.
$10–$50
Books
Tuesday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m.
The Man Who Killed Kennedy, Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon
Barnes & Noble Downtown -
555 12th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
The Man Who Killed Kennedy, Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Washington Post, S Street Rising
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m.
The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism
The Aspen Institute -
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy shares his thoughts about another president in Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon. Stone also reads Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Downtown, 555 12th St. NW and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean.
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Talks
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed novelist and essayist shares experiences from her life as a writer at this event presented as part of the "Arlington Reads" program.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love discusses her work with The Atlantic's James Fallows.
$12–$26
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 12 p.m.
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 12 p.m.
Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory
National Archives -
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
Wait for Signs
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
The acclaimed chef discusses the recipes in his latest cookbook, America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers.
$42
Books
Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Baer reads and signs copies of his latest book, The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins.
$14–$28
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed children's book author Medina reads from her books at this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Compulsion, Sweet Evil, Forbidden, Cahill Witch Chronicles
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrated journalist Frankel reads from her new book that celebrates man's best friend, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$26
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Biographer Valerie Ogden reads from her recent book Bluebeard: Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath and discusses this 15th century serial killer with readers.
Alliance Française de Washington -
2142 Wyoming Ave. NW
$10–$25
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 4 p.m.
Chinese-American author and MacArthur fellow Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.
Free

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