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Record Numbers at National Book Festival (photos)

Thousands were turned away as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed her new books for children on the festival's main stage, the Washington Convention Center's 2,500-seat ballroom having quickly filled to capacity.

Neil Simon’s Gift to Us

Hearing of the Broadway playwright's death, on Aug. 26, our writer remembered laughter of all sorts: the guffaw, the broad burst of noise, the laughter that sounds like a soundtrack, even the silent laughter.

‘Across the China Sea’: A Novel

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley This slim novel by Gaute Heivoll, translated by Nadia Christensen, presents the life of a couple we know only as Papa...

Summer Reading, Part Two

Still seeking books to tuck in your weekend bag (or download)? In part two of our summer reading list, seven Georgetowner staffers share their recommendations.

Summer Reading, Part One

Georgetowner contributing photographer Patrick G. Ryan offers three recommendations for your end-of-summer reading list: a crime novel set in 1950s Germany, a horror/sci fi collection and the true story of a jungle expedition.

‘The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Meet the powerful men behind the powerful man. Political junkies will cartwheel into line to grab copies of “The Gatekeepers: How...

Georgetown Library Issues Summer Challenge

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Georgetown’s well-read adults: to read a daunting classic like “Ulysses” or “Moby Dick” for at least 20 minutes a day.

Spicer Book Party Lights Up Trump Hotel

Past and present White House aides turned out on July 26 to fete Sean Spicer’s memoir, "The Briefing." Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders...

‘Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Eunice Kennedy Shriver — the subject of Eileen McNamara’s “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” — longed to be Daddy’s...

National Book Festival Is Sept. 1

By Elisa Bayoumi and Cheyenne Curley As the first of September brings beach season and summer reading to a close, the Junior League of Washington...