books

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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Weekend Reading: Fierce Kingdom

There are all sorts of wild animals at the local zoo.

August 17, 2017

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‘Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud’

Go see Anne Helen Petersen, author of this provocative title, in DC on Monday. And email us for a chance to win a copy of the book.

August 10, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Misfortune of Marion Palm

Don’t put your money on Marion: She’ll steal it from you..

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Weekend Reading: Rain

Raindrops shaped like parachutes? What we don’t know about one of our last regular encounters with untamed nature.

August 3, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Windfall

In this witty novel, the newly wealthy Jha family finds out how upward mobility works in New Delhi.

July 20, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Shoebox Funeral

She had 10 siblings, but the little critters on her Pennsylvania farm captured her heart.

July 13, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Secret History of Jane Eyre

How (and why) Charlotte Brontë wrote her masterpiece.

July 6, 2017

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Weekend Reading: I’ll Eat When I’m Dead

A murder wrapped up in beauty, drugs and lots of fashion.

June 29, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Daring to Drive

‘Driving while female’ isn’t a joke in Saudi Arabia. It’s a punishable offense.

June 22, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Mighty Franks

Family ties can hold people together. They can also strangle them.

June 15, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The People We Hate at the Wedding

Why brothers and sisters probably shouldn’t be in the same family.

June 9, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Pachinko

In life as in gambling, we sometimes win simply by surviving to play another day.

June 1, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Get Well Soon

Turns out that history’s worst plagues were fascinating.

May 25, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Standard Deviation

Audra is irrepressible. Her husband is not. What ensues is hilarious . . . and sometimes tender.

May 18, 2017

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