Book Review

Panic in a Suitcase

Yelena Akhtiorskaya

A sharp eye and endless wit make for a delightful cross-cultural debut novel.

Beyond The Book

A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Beyond The Book

    Congratulations to 2014’s fiction nominees for the National Book Award! In the spirit of “Great minds think alike,” here’s a rundown of the nominated titles we’ve reviewed so far this year.

      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.

      Book Review

      The Empty Quarter

      David L. Robbins

      A tense military thriller proves hard to put down and impossible to forget.

      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.

      Book Review

      A popular skeptic puts a secular spin on the mystical.

      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.

      Book Review

      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.