Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25, 2015. That’s when the Washington Writers Conference: Books Alive! 2015 takes place.
By Lisa Rogak
A cultural icon’s unauthorized biography lacks the zip its subject possesses in abundance.
By Hannah Pittard
Thematically derived from a John Cheever short story, in Reunion, a woman learns that her estranged father has committed suicide and returns to her hometown to make sense of what's left in his wake.
The Americans wanted to throw him a parade. The French wanted to hang him. Welcome to the world of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution and lightning-rod pariah in his homeland. In her insightful new biographical portrait, Laura Auricchio gives us a panoramic view of a man who could be both a young hothead and a far-ranging thinker.
One of the best-known New Journalists reflects again on her life’s journey, with mixed results.
By Malcolm Gaskill
A comprehensive, compelling look at how the Brits settled the New World.
By Randall Munroe
There are no stupid questions. Oh, wait. Yes, there are. But this book makes answering them a whole lot of fun.