books

Weekend Reading: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver

A journalist’s memoir of life and death, and life again.

November 16, 2017

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Green Acre #79: Grandiflora

A brilliantly colored book that brings the outside inside.

November 15, 2017

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Weekend Reading: In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende’s new novel applies her lyric voice to immigration, refugees and falling in love in late middle age.

November 9, 2017

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Book Giveaway!

Here’s a chance to win a copy of Meryl Gordon’s ‘Bunny Mellon: The Life of An American Style Legend.’

November 3, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Romance of Elsewhere

Lynn Freed has a complicated vision of “home”: It’s often best when seen from elsewhere.

November 2, 2017

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A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire

This new book is for newbie thrifters and old hands alike.

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More Girls! Girls! Girls!

Publishers are stuck on one word, though ‘women’ are starting to appear.

October 30, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Coming to My Senses

Food guru Alice Waters of Chez Panisse has a new memoir. Even better, you can have dinner with her this weekend!

October 26, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Going Into Town

Roz Chast’s “Love Letter to New York” is a lot funnier than any we might have written.

October 12, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Last Castle

Biltmore is the product of America’s Gilded Age. And its true story has more twists and turns than most of us know.

October 5, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Victoria & Abdul

They were an odd pair, an old queen and her young servant, and in the end the Establishment would have its revenge.

September 28, 2017

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Book Giveaway! The Bunny Mellon Biography

Author Meryl Gordon. / Photo by Nina Subin. BUNNY MELLON was fabulously wealthy and had fabulous style. Jack and Jackie Kennedy thought so, and had her design the White House Rose Garden. Mellon, the widow of Paul Mellon, who helped found the National Gallery of Art, quietly lived out her 103 years in Virginia horse [...]

September 26, 2017

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Weekend Reading: I’m the One Who Got Away

We grow up absorbing family habits. We spend the rest of our lives trying to outgrow them.

September 21, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Golden House

Salman Rushdie’s new novel explores migration and reinvention, set in a very raucous contemporary New York.

September 14, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Norma

A mother’s death and the mystery of magical hair.

September 7, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Burning Girl

Adolescence is a time of intensity, when most of us have no choice but to leave childhood things, and people, behind.

August 31, 2017

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Book Giveaway! ‘The Burning Girl’

AUTHOR CLAIRE MESSUD will be at the Library of Congress National Book Festival tomorrow, Saturday, September 2, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. She will also be at Politics and Prose on Sunday, September 10. And at the Free Library of Philadelphia on the 28th, with author Salman Rushdie ($6 in-house simulcast tickets are [...]

August 30, 2017

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Weekend Reading: My Life to Live

Agnes Nixon turned her soap opera of a life into TV stories we watched for years.

August 24, 2017

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