Book Review

The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape

By James Rebanks

A sheep farmer's disarming chronicle of life in the fields.


A must-attend annual conference comes to the District in June.

Book Review

Ghost Image: A Sophie Medina Mystery

By Ellen Crosby

An ancient manuscript sends a Washington photojournalist on a quest for a medical miracle — and a killer.

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A call to action for women who have been left behind in the fight to secure fair labor standards.

Beyond The Book

A look at what’s simmerin’ on the shelves this month.

Book Review

This multi-layered novel is packed with complications, but leaves room for affecting human moments.

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A leading British classical tenor sets out to explore one of the most moving musical works of the 19th century.

Author Q&A

The creator of fictional gumshoe Bernie Gunther talks about his latest novel, ad agencies, and how to write a book at the office.

Book Review

The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel

By Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

Set in the 19th-century world of monarchs, this book chronicles the haunting, rebellious lives of Qajar women.

Beyond The Book

Are you an aspiring scribe in search of a little advice? Click the links below to learn about the craft from an array of authors!

Book Review

A God in Ruins

By Kate Atkinson

The author explores the ravages of war and its aftermath as she follows the Todd family into the 21st century.