Saturday, February 21, 2009

PAST: BOOK TALKS this week at Politics & Prose

Saturday, February 21st at 6:00pm

Amy Dickinson, the NPR commentator and "Ask Amy” ("I make the mistakes so you don't have to”) advice columnist, will discuss her memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, about growing up in a small rural town.

Sunday, February 22nd at 5:00pm

Lincoln's Birthday continues to be remembered this weekend with Charles Bracelon Flood's 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History.

Monday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

Last Lion: The Rise and Fall of Ted Kennedy, by Peter S. Canellos, Washington Bureau Chief of the Boston Globe, offers a complete biography of one of the most powerful men in American politics, and Kennedy's growth from youngest brother to a sage in the Senate and the patriarch of a broken family.

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00pm

In this much awaited debut, Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders displays a mature sensibility. As a Pakistani who has studied in the West and returned to Pakistan to live, he uses language with extraordinary precision to illuminate issues of class and East/West dissonance.

Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00pm

Washington journalist and author of Crazy Time, about divorce, and My Time, about adjusting to life after age 50, Abigail Traford now looks at later-life love and relationships in As Time Goes By.

For the full February schedule, click here.

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