Rehm, Woodward and Gingrich Make News at National Book Festival

September 26, 2016

Diane Rehm, Bob Woodward and Newt Gingrich were among the more than 120 authors featured at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Washington Convention Center. They all made news.

Rehm, host of her long-running,

New Novels: Spies in Sarajevo and Paris

August 15, 2016

The best-seller lists are fractious and thick with genre fiction and thrillers. When not taken up entirely with the works of James Patterson, they subdivide along lines of disappearing women, disappearing children, disappearing spouses and straight-out cop procedurals, which have …

New Novels: Spies in Sarajevo and Paris

August 11, 2016

The best-seller lists are fractious and thick with genre fiction and thrillers. When not taken up entirely with the works of James Patterson, they subdivide along lines of disappearing women, disappearing children, disappearing spouses and straight-out cop procedurals, which have

‘Gardens of Georgetown’ Book Signing, April 23

April 27, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Georgetown Garden Club will host a book-signing party for “Gardens of Georgetown: Exploring Urban Treasures,” published by the club in 2015. The event, at the Lou Lou boutique at 1304 …

 Harper Lee of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Southern Literature

February 24, 2016

When the news came that Harper Lee, the author of the enduring American classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” had died in an assisted living home in Monroeville,  Alabama, it excited talk and discussion about all sorts of things,  including such …

Katrina at 10: Where Y’at?

September 17, 2015

On Monday, August 29, 2005, at 6:10 a.m., Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Buras, Louisiana … But the greatest destruction to New Orleans, and the great loss of life, did not come directly from the storm.” So begins Georgetown University …

A Homegrown Page-Turner

April 14, 2015

It is always good to be the star, and in “The Bullet” – Georgetowner Mary Louise Kelly’s new thriller – we are. Along with Caroline Cashion, the book’s heroine, Georgetown itself plays a big role.

In fact, the word ‘Georgetown’ …

In Time for Garden Tour: ‘Gardens of Georgetown’

March 16, 2015

The Georgetown Garden Club has published “Gardens of Georgetown: Exploring Urban Treasures,” profiling 38 neighborhood gardens. The book’s author is well-known town observer Edith Schafer and the photographer is Jenny Gorman. For details, visit GeorgetownGardenClubDC.org, or call 202- 625-1175.

‘This Town’ Is In Our Town, Just Not Where We Live

November 7, 2013

“This Town,” subtitled “Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America’s Gilded Capital,” is a book about Washington, D.C., by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.

It’s not necessarily about where you and …

‘God Is in the Details’ for a Georgetown Mystery Novel

June 20, 2013

It drove me crazy when I watched the finale of the first season of “Homeland” and the street sign in “Foggy Bottom” read “Obey State Speed Limits.” I mean, c’mon! I couldn’t watch the thing after that—as Mies van der …