Book Review

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood returns to the short story genre with her latest collection of nine tales that brilliantly and playfully reveal the darker shadings of human experience.

Beyond The Book

On this day 227 years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention released the text of a new charter of government. They had wrangled since late May, through a sweltering summer, to produce a document that carried deep flaws and great virtues. To mark Constitution Day, we offer a list of five great books about America’s seminal manuscript.

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    Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

    Sam Harris

    A popular skeptic puts a secular spin on the mystical.

    Beyond The Book

    The 16th annual Fall for the Book festival welcomes more than 150 authors to the area September 11-18, 2014, with events throughout the DC region. Why should you attend? Here are five good reasons.

    Beyond The Book

    Wonks will love fall this year. Here is a baker’s dozen political biographies that will soon brighten the windows of Washington bookstores.

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    In this historical novel set during England’s Wars of the Roses, Queen Margaret of Anjou is the heroine of the story.

    Feature

    A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

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    Significant documents illuminate Christianity in Ireland and the life of Saint Patrick in the four centuries following his birth.

    Author Q&A

    Award-winning poet and novelist Sophie Hannah is author of The Orphan Choir and The Carrier. Recently, she penned The Monogram Murders, the first new Hercule Poirot novel in 40 years.

    Beyond The Book

    What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked a few of them, and here’s what they said.

    Book Review

    Meet the four engaging Romanov sisters, who sparkle with personality and humor during a dark time in Russian history.