Book Review

Evil Librarian

By Michelle Knudsen

A spooky, silly account of what happens when demons take over a high school.

Beyond The Book

The big-box stores are jammed with Christmas decorations, and that can only mean one thing: It’s Halloween! For all you fraidy cats out there, here’s a list of not-actually-scary books to tuck into on the big night.

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    Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

    Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

    Ghosts, ghouls, and teenagers share center stage in this creepy-fun story collection.

    Beyond The Book

    Can't monsters, poltergeists, and bloodthirsty clowns be enough?

    Book Blog

    Readers still hunger for the human touch.


    Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25, 2015. That’s when the Washington Writers Conference: Books Alive! 2015 takes place.

    Book Review

    A cultural icon’s unauthorized biography lacks the zip its subject possesses in abundance.

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    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.

    Author Q&A

    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.

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    Daring: My Passages

    Gail Sheehy

    One of the best-known New Journalists reflects again on her life’s journey, with mixed results.

    Beyond The Book

    Whether your little ghoul is still in diapers or too cool to trick-or-treat with Mom and Dad anymore, there’s a terrific new Halloween title out there for her! Here are five to try.