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Books
Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
The author reads from The Wedding Gift, her novel about the relationship between a wealthy young woman, her illegitimate slave sister, and the decisions that will lead to her family's destruction.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The author reads from her new memoir Orchard House, which chronicles the renewed relationship between her and her mother that develops as they take over an abandoned garden.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Maisie Dobbs gets wrapped up in a murder case while traveling from India back to England in the latest mystery by Jacqueline Winspear.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The co-authors and owners of the Argonaut restaurant on H Street NE share their experiences dealing with addiction in Torn Together: One Family's Journey Through Addiction, Treatment, and the Restaurant Industry.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
The author, a former ambassador, tells stories from his career in the State Department in Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Authors Gurganus and Strout are well known for chronicling life in small-town America. They discuss their affinity for the subject and read from their work at the Folger.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The former NPR correspondent reads from her new novel, The Bullet, which follows a young womna's search for understanding after learning about the murder of her biological parents.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
The author, who is also a poet and the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor, reads from his new satirical novel, The Sellout.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Graeber, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics, discusses the ways that bureaucracy rules our lives in The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The author describes how the people and city of Paris responded to the Nazi invasion during World War II in his new book, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940–1944.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The author, who is also a poet and the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor, reads from his new satirical novel, The Sellout.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
Simic, a popular essayist, cultural critic, and poet shares excerpts from his latest collections, The Life of Images and The Lunatic.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
The bestselling author reads from her new novel, The Precious One, which follows estranged half-sisters who slowly begin to reunite.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The authors of the popular "Go Fug Yourself" blog read from their first novel for adults, The Royal We.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
In Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays, the author explores the famous and lesser-known female characters in the Bard's plays.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Museums
Friday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Downtown -
555 12th St. NW
Free
Books
Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Nafisi, a Johns Hopkins University professor and the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses her work and accepts the Smithsonian Accociates' Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.
S. Dillon Ripley Center -
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
$20–$25
Books
Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
The author, a longtime Washington Post reporter, explores the life of the First Lady in Michelle Obama: A Life.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed novelist chronicles five generations of family members living in Northern California in her new novel, The Children's Crusade.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Keri, a staff writer for Grantland.com, leads a panel discussion with several other writers for the sports and entertainment website. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Miller, the notorious New York Times reporter who got drawn into the middle of the Plame Affair, recounts her version of the events in The Story: A Reporter's Journey.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
NPR reporter Simon describes his fond relationship with his late mother in Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime, which originated as a series of tweets.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Martin explores the origin of America's bohemian movement from the perspective of poet Walt Whitman in his new book Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians.
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Crosby reads from the second novel in her Sophie Medina mystery series, in which the freelance photojournalist must find a hidden treasure before a murderer finds her.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson discusses his latest cookbook, Marcus Off-Duty, and his own food preferences with Nat Geo Studios executive producer Pam Caragol Wells.
$40.50–$45
Books
Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Daum appears to discuss Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a collection of essays from different authors about not having children, which she edited.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Moss reads from her debut novel, The Language of Paradise, while Bowles discusses her poetry collection, The Gatherer.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
The National Book Award-winning poet reads from his new collection, How to Be Drawn.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free

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