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Thirty Girls

Susan Minot

A Ugandan teenager and an American journalist struggle to find meaning in horrific wartime events

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Anna Quindlen

As a once-famous woman grapples at middle age with a decline of fortune, this novel poses truths of the human condition.

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An illuminating account of how an obscure German princess became Catherine the Great of Russia

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Meet the LCP’s John Van Horne

By Seymour I. “Spence” Toll

In honor of National Library Week, a look at a peerless scholar who understands the value of libraries, education, and books.

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In a book that is about much more than farming, Arlo Crawford details the hard work required for agriculture and the work required for self-fulfillment and discovery.

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It's springtime in DC (finally!), and the change of seasons has us thinking about weather. For those who prefer to read about catastrophic weather rather than experience it, here are a few novels where atmospheric disturbances are characters in their own right.

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Mark Perry provides readers with a riveting and accessible biography of General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most complex characters from American history.

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

Beyond The Book

If you have tired of watching Anna Karenina’s anguished life on film, seeing Raskolnikov’s next villainous act recreated in the comics, or enduring one too many Lolita wannabes in print or on the screen, it’s time to dig deeper into Russia’s literary troves. There, you’ll find rogues, critters, ghouls, and body parts — in other words, some of the most fascinating fictional characters you could ever hope to meet.

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American Romantic

Ward Just

Ward Just’s latest novel is one part adventure story and two parts reflection