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We are proud to announce the opening of our new store, Politics and Prose at Union Market! We bring to this fast-growing neighborhood in Northeast DC a wide selection of books and gifts, interesting author talks, and the exceptional customer service that you've come to expect of P&P. You can view our upcoming events below, and we look forward to seeing you soon at Politics and Prose at Union Market.

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Events at Union Market
Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 am

Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.

In A Parade of Elephants, New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn till dusk in this engaging picture book for the very youngest readers. Perfect for story time as well as bedtime.

Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!

With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.

 

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A Parade of Elephants Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062668271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 25th, 2018

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Abdurraqib follows the acclaimed essays of They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us with a penetrating and personal look at the band A Tribe Called Quest. Interweaving his own experiences of the music with a history of the group, open letters to the performers, and a consideration of the band’s role in the broader context of rap in the 1990s, Abdurraqib considers their creative arc—from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective, the Native Tongues, through their long hiatus and reappearance—and probes the deeper meaning of their work. That this band matters is evident from their early introduction of jazz rhythms into rap through the release of We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service in the aftermath of the 2016 election—exactly the kind of intense, socially conscious album audiences desperately needed.

 

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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pandith has been a key figure in American counterterrorism efforts since the George H.W. Bush administration. Drawing on her extensive experience and hundreds of interviews, she shows that despite our intensified post-9/11 fight against extremists, groups like ISIS are better able to spread their ideas, recruit members, and launch strikes than ever before. Only a paradigm shift will truly counter these organizations, Pandith believes, and she argues for an approach that will mobilize the expertise and resources of diplomats, corporate leaders, social scientists, mental health experts, and, most importantly, the global youth who are most vulnerable to extremist messages.

Pandith will be in conversation with Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, contributing editor to the Financial Times and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age.

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How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062471154
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Published: Custom House - March 12th, 2019

Friday, March 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event is rescheduled from Feb. 8.

From the moment Bertha Truitt materializes in a Salford, Massachusetts, cemetery to the time she dies in a freak accident, she’s the town’s most charming—and enigmatic—character. She mystifies the community with her unexplained stash of gold and her decision to marry the doctor who found her, but keeps everyone entertained with her popular candlepin bowling alley. After she dies, her story continues with an unexpected chapter when a long-lost son shows up. Written with McCracken’s signature wit and compassion, this novel by the award-winning author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories and The Giant’s House is an insightful and endearing picture of small-town America over the course of several generations. McCracken will be in conversation with Matthew Klam, author of Who is Rich?

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Bowlaway: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862853
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Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In the late 1930s, the great surrealist painter Salvador Dalí teamed up with the Marx Brothers, writing the script of a film to be called Giraffes on Horseback Salad. MGM rejected the project and the manuscript was believed to be lost. Then Frank, author of the Pixies oral history Fool the World, found it and, in a stroke of genius, teamed with comedian Tim Heidecker to recreate the film as a full-color graphic novel, a genre which allows perhaps more range to the original creators’ fantastic absurdity than film would have. Through mind-bending patterns, wildly shifting color schemes, and flamboyant composition, the book follows the strange attraction of an ordinary businessman—to have been played by Harpo—to a siren known as the Surrealist Woman.

This event is part of P&P's Film Series at Union Market, along with David Thomson with Sleeping with Strangers, Mallory O'Meara with The Lady from the Black Lagoon, and Victoria Riskin with Fay Wray and Robert Riskin.

P&P is proud to partner with Angelika Pop-up to offer attendees the chance to win a night at the movies. At each Film Series event, you can enter a raffle for five movie passes to the Angelika with two large popcorns. You can enter the raffle once at each P&P Film Series event, so the more readings you attend, the better your chances!

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Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781594749230
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Published: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Jackson, a faculty member of Columbia and New York Universities, won the Ernest Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence for his debut novel, The Residue Years. His second book is a deeply compelling memoir that both recounts his unlikely route to literary success and details the larger picture of the nation’s poverty and discrimination. Taking its title from the calculations he and his family constantly made to stay safe in a dangerous neighborhood, Jackson chronicles his upbringing as part of the small African-American community in overwhelmingly white Portland, Oregon. With a novelist’s sense of craft and characterization and a journalist’s attention to the telling detail, Jackson describes a city of drugs, violence, and poverty, charting the toll these forces take on family life. Jackson will be in conversation with Marita Golden, cofounder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 

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Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501131707
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Already a noted nonfiction writer and social commentator, Washington makes his eagerly-awaited fiction debut with a fresh and dynamic portrait of Houston. Narrated by a young man growing up black, Latino, and gay, the novel captures Houston’s rich cultural diversity as well as its grittiness and poverty. Through the protagonist’s eyes we experience the effects of gentrification, watch drug dealers at work, and follow the stories of his siblings and neighbors, who include unfaithful spouses, hurricane survivors, a baseball team, and a Guatemalan teen under the protection of a drug lord. Written with deep compassion, the novel is an unflinching exploration of what it means to be part of a community. Washington will be in conversation with Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know.

 

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Lot: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In her dual biography of her parents, Riskin, a TV producer and former president of the Writers Guild of America West, gives a vivid glimpse of Golden Age Hollywood. Her mother, Fay Wray (1907-2004), played the iconic “scream queen,” Ann Darrow, in the original 1933 King Kong and her father, Robert Riskin (1897-1955), won an Oscar in 1935 for writing the screenplay for Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night. Both were part of dozens of films and had independently risen from rags to riches by the time they became a couple in 1940. Describing plots that could have come from the pair’s films, Riskin recounts Wray’s first, stormy marriage to the brilliant but hard-drinking screenwriter John Monk Saunders, and looks back on her father’s long bachelorhood, when he dated stars like Carole Lombard while developing the classic screwball comedy.

This event is part of P&P's Film Series at Union Market, along with David Thomson with Sleeping with Strangers, Mallory O'Meara with The Lady from the Black Lagoon, and Josh Frank with Giraffes on Horseback Salad.

P&P is proud to partner with Angelika Pop-up to offer attendees the chance to win a night at the movies. At each Film Series event, you can enter a raffle for five movie passes to the Angelika with two large popcorns. You can enter the raffle once at each P&P Film Series event, so the more readings you attend, the better your chances!

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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524747282
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Published: Pantheon - February 26th, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with the breathtaking stories of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. Through a second collection and two novels, The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth, he’s honed his wit to an even finer, more excruciating edge. His latest novel combines his signature themes—religion, family, irreverence—for an insightful and very funny look at Larry, a secular Jew living in Brooklyn. When his father dies, Larry refuses to recite the Kaddish each night for eleven months, instead hiring someone through a web site to do it for him. Then, guilt-stricken, Larry undergoes a spiritual transformation, changes his name to Shuli, and becomes a teacher of Hebrew studies. A sly parable for the digital era, Englander’s work is also a serious exploration of traditional Jewish ideas of the soul and afterlife.

Englander will be in conversation with NPR's Glen Weldon

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kaddish.com: A novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732752
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Published: Knopf - March 26th, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In awarding Hatter’s novel the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, Edwidge Danticat noted that it is “both timely and well executed,” and called it “the kind of book that might encourage and inspire in-depth conversations and … help readers think more deeply about a subject they might have mistakenly thought they knew all about." That subject is the murder of Black people and the effect the violence has on those left behind. Hatter, also the author of Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss and The Color of My Soul, winner of the 2011 Washington Writers Publishing House Fiction Prize, explores old and new questions about race and civil rights in 21st-century America through a compelling examination of a D.C. family dealing with the killing of one of its members.

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A versatile and prolific author, Ebenbach is the author of both a chapbook and a full-length book of poetry, three collections of short stories, an award-winning novel, and a guide to the creative process. His latest work is a collection of poems that explores the vast sweep of human history—from myth to archeological remains to the legacy we today will leave for the future. In lines that are often as playful as they are richly observed, Ebenbach envisions how things might have been different “if Eden had been a city” rather than a garden, and reminds us that however dire our particular circumstances seem, “the snow / follows us just to say, get over yourselves, / we all have our problems.”

 

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Malawi's Sisters (Kimbilio National Fiction Prize ) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781945588303
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Published: Four Way Books - March 15th, 2019

$16.00
SKU: 9781949039238

Sunday, April 7, 11:00 am

Atinuke

Angela Brooksbank

Renowned storyteller Atinuke and illustrator Angela Brooksbank share two engaging stories that offer readers a glimpse of what childhood is like in West Africa. In Baby Goes to Market, Mama takes Baby to a bustling Nigerian marketplace, where he collects a bounty of delicious foods. Baby’s big brother travels to Baba’s bungalow to deliver a basket of bananas in B is for Baby. Little does he know that Baby has stowed away on his bicycle. Both stories gently introduce little readers to first concepts, while captivating them with visual humor and rhythmic language.

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B is for Baby Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201666
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Baby Goes to Market Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536205527
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Baby Goes to Market Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763695705
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Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2017

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In their new book, the James Beard- and IACP-award winning authors of Charleston Kitchen and Southern Cookbook deliver a fascinating report from the vaguely understood world of high-end catering. Though this niche is often treated disdainfully by the rest of the food industry for its bland fare and its reliance on the aluminum wheeled cabinet known as the “hotbox,” the Lees found it to be a high pressure but innovative endeavor, full of extreme conditions, emotional clients, and last-minute surprises. Their vivid inside account covers a range of events and venues, from white-tented Hampton cookouts to industrial park galas, all accompanied by lively profiles of the creative and resilient people who work them. The Lees will be in conversation with Edward Lee, chef and author of Buttermilk Graffiti.

 

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Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627792615
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In her stunning new novel Toews, the award-winning author of books including All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness, transforms the chilling events that unfolded in a Bolivian Mennonite community between 2005 and 2009 into the unforgettable and empowering story of the fictional Molotschna Colony. The colony’s women are illiterate and speak a medieval Plautdietsch, which limits their communication with the wider Spanish-speaking community. Worse, for several years they’ve been subjected to nightly beatings and rapes. Told they were being punished by demons, the women have learned that Molotschna’s men have been drugging and assaulting them. As the story opens, eight women meet to decide whether or not to leave the colony. Told nearly completely in dialogue, the narrative is a vivid tapestry of arguments, jokes, dreams, and insults as the characters claim their stories, their lives, and their future.

 

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Women Talking Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635572582
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 2nd, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Downplaying popularity, taste, and history in favor of cultural significance, Newhouse, editor in chief of Tablet, has compiled a list of the most iconic Jewish foods—one that is sure to spark lively discussion. Among the worthy you’ll find the predictable matzo balls, pickles, cheesecake, blintzes, and chopped liver, favorites such as babka and shakshuka, important regional foods like Adafina, and the sweet malida porridge of India's Bene Israel Jews, but also dishes that appeal to a more rarefied palate, like jellied calves’ feet. Each dish is accompanied by an essay that delves into its role in Jewish culture, illustrated with stories, photos, and recipes. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Gail Simmons, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser, and many others. Newhouse will be in conversation with contributor Joan Nathan, author most recently of King Solomon’s Table.

 

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781579659066
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Published: Artisan - March 19th, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

When Arnold was seven, her father, National Geographic photographer David Arnold, encouraged her to run a 10K race. Since then, running and her father have been inextricably connected for Arnold—all the more so since her father’s death in 2010. In her moving memoir, Arnold, a contributing editor to Outside, revisits her childhood and, from the vantage point of her own experiences as a parent, struggles to come to terms with her father’s ambivalence about his family. But more than memories or reading her father’s diaries, running—not just light jogs, but ultramarathons—helped Arnold come to grips with a grief that at times threatened to overwhelm her. Her book is at once a powerful evocation of a complicated father-daughter bond and a first-hand look at the psychic benefits of extreme sports.

 

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Running Home: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780425284650
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Published: Random House - March 12th, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.

GIANT JUMPEREE by Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury
 
Two of the world's most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:

"I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger.

Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.

 

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Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Rooney was hailed as the writer of the millennial generation for her first novel, Conversations with Friends, a fresh and astute portrayal of young people grappling with the challenges of the twenty-first century. Showcasing her skills as a “psychological portraitist,” her eagerly awaited second novel—winner of the prestigious Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker—is a deft exploration of the relationship between Connell and Marianne. With well-paced sentences and astonishing insight, Rooney charts the uncertain couple from high school through their years at Trinity College and after, tracing their unbreakable connection through changing circumstances, including Marianne’s shifts from introversion to confidence to self-destruction. Rooney will be in conversation with Lily Meyer, writer, translator, and critic for NPR Books, The Atlantic, and others.

 

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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Stern’s eagerly-anticipated first novel is at once a wry look at academia, an astute and moving portrait of a marriage, and an insightful exploration of communication. Unfolding over just a few days, the novel focuses on Ivan and Prue, married professors of philosophy and biolingusitics, respectively. While Ivan seems to be going nowhere, Prue is breaking new ground in her field—and possibly in other areas as well, if Ivan’s uneasy feelings about the university’s writer-in-residence can be trusted. As the strains in their marriage surface, the couple is thrown further off balance when Prue’s father, who suffers from a bipolar disorder, flies in to hear his daughter deliver a career-making talk. Nothing goes according to plan and Ivan, who narrates the story, at last has to decide how to fight for what he holds dear.

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Founder and editor in chief of The Common, Acker has published short stories, essays, criticism, and translations. Her first novel is a philosophical and beautifully written story of family and secrets that spans four generations and three continents. It opens in the U.S. where the Chandarias—Premchand, his wife Urmila, and their son Sunil—have built a solid upper-middle class life. Then Sunil learns that his cousin is in fact his older brother. The shock of the betrayal sends the family back to Nairobi—where it’s Sunil’s turn to reveal a secret that unsettles his parents. Elegant and compassionate, Acker’s fiction deftly explores questions of morality and the complex dynamics of communication within families and between generations and cultures. 

 

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The Study of Animal Languages: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525557432
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Published: Viking - February 19th, 2019

The Limits of the World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781883285777
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Published: Delphinium - April 16th, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The founder, artistic director, and publisher of Tupelo Press, Levine is an award-winning poet whose honors include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, and others. Following Mortal, Everlasting and Rumor of Cortez, his third collection of poetry is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the mysteries hidden within and available from language. Opening with a quote from Sherwin Bitsui: “The place between languages is something else,” Levine probes the languages of the body and of art—especially music and painting—to articulate the physical experience of image and melody.

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Stone follows her first book of poems, Stranger’s Notebook, with a collection drawn from two years of research at Pineland, North Carolina, one of the U.S. military’s mock Middle Eastern villages populated by Middle Eastern actors, where soldiers role-play in preparation for deployment overseas. Approaching her subject as both a poet and an anthropologist, Stone interweaves language from the official scripts with soldiers’ off-duty conversations, exploring the shifting boundaries between reality and fiction, self and other, and good and evil. Her haunting meditation on the morality of war includes her own role as an observer, and she questions how “to critique military discourses without falling into complicity with them.”

 

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The Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781912561384
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - May 28th, 2019

Kill Class Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946482198
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Published: Tupelo Press - February 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Winner of the lit.COLOGNE prize for debut fiction and a bestseller in Europe, Würger’s novel uses a potent mix of the literary and the suspenseful to expose the truth about upper-crust privileged life at elite institutions. The story opens with the newly orphaned Hans leaving Saxony for Cambridge and the care of his aunt. She helps him gain admittance to St John’s College and pressures him to join and investigate the Pitt Club, a venerable male dining club rife with secrets, debauchery, and toxic masculinity. Trying to fit in, Hans, as Würger did during his own year at Cambridge, takes up boxing, and the physical battering reinforces the novel’s themes of violence, power, and competition, leading to a stunning conclusion. Named one of Medium's "Top 30 Journalists under 30," Würger is a reporter for the German news magazine Der Spiegel. This event is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

 

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The Club Cover Image
By Takis Wurger, Charlotte Collins (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128966
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Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Ways of Hearing Cover Image
By Damon Krukowski, Emily Thompson (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262039642
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Published: Mit Press - April 9th, 2019

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541617391
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Published: Basic Books - April 30th, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

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Commotion Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781635348675
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Published: Finishing Line Press - March 15th, 2019

Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air (Free Verse Editions) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781643170282
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Published: Parlor Press - January 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788734592
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Published: Verso - April 30th, 2019

Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250179845
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 7th, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Hear Our Defeats Cover Image
By Laurent Gaude, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609455002
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Published: Europa Editions - January 22nd, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062862822
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence Cover Image
By Michele Filgate (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982107345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2019

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Lanny: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978402
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 14th, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

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Juliet the Maniac: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612197593
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Published: Melville House - May 7th, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

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Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632172570
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Published: Sasquatch Books - May 7th, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.
 
I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU GRANDMA by Taro Gomi
 
Taro Gomi is an internationally renowned author and illustrator who has created more than 400 books for readers of all ages, including the award-winning Over the Ocean and bestsellers Bus Stops, I Know Numbers!, My Friends, and Spring Is Here. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
 
Yumi and her grandmother have the same great idea: They want to see each other. So they each head out to do just that, only to completely miss each other along the way! No problem—they'll just head back home and wait for the other to return. The trouble is that they have the same great idea—again—resulting in the ultimate missed connection! Will this duo ever find each other? Leave it to bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi to spin an action-packed story that sweetly, and humorously, celebrates the powerful grandparent-child bond. 

 

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Washington, DC 20002
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Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Washington, DC 20002
Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465094509
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books - May 21st, 2019

Friday, June 7, 12:00 am to Sunday, June 9, 11:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

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Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633885103
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Published: Prometheus Books - April 9th, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.
 
RUN WILD by David Covell
 
Get back to nature in this gorgeous sunlit filled book that celebrates the joy of being outdoors.

“Hey, you! Sky’s blue!” a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Intrigued, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes (and phone) behind, and into a world of sunshine, dewey grass, and warm sand. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world, Run Wild is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.

 

1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Friday, September 6, 12:00 am to Sunday, September 8, 11:00 pm

 

All weekend long, Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, December 6, 12:00 am to Sunday, December 8, 11:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

Enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations.

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tue
19
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Tue
19
7:00 pm
Hanif Abdurraqib - Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
20
7:00 pm
Farah Pandith - How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat — in conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter— at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
22
7:00 pm
Elizabeth McCracken - Bowlaway — in conversation with Matthew Klam — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
23
6:00 pm
Josh Frank - Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
24
5:00 pm
Mitchell S. Jackson - Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
26
7:00 pm
Bryan Washington - Lot: Stories — in conversation with Nicole Chung — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
29
7:00 pm
Victoria Riskin - Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
31
5:00 pm
Nathan Englander - kaddish.com — in conversation with Glen Welden — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
2
7:00 pm
Melanie S. Hatter - Malawi's Sisters & David Ebenbach - Some Unimaginable Animal — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
7
11:00 am
Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank - Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby—at Union Market
Wed
10
7:00 pm
Matt and Ted Lee - Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business — in conversation with Edward Lee — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
11
7:00 pm
Miriam Toews - Women Talking — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
14
1:00 pm
Alana Newhouse - The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List — in conversation with Joan Nathan — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
14
5:00 pm
Katie Arnold - Running Home: A Memoir — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
16
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Thu
18
7:00 pm
Sally Rooney - Normal People — in conversation with Lily Meyer — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
26
7:00 pm
Lindsay Stern - The Study of Animal Languages: A Novel and Jennifer Acker - The Limits of the World — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
28
5:00 pm
Jeffrey Levine - At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered & Nomi Stone - Kill Class — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
30
7:00 pm
Takis Würger - The Club — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut
Thu
2
7:00 pm
Damon Krukowski - Ways of Hearing — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
3
7:00 pm
Bhaskar Sunkara - The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality — in conversation with Elizabeth Bruenig — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
5
5:00 pm
Karen Sagstetter - Commotion & Elizabeth Jacobson - Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
7
7:00 pm
Natasha Lennard - Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life & Astra Taylor - Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
8
7:00 pm
Laurent Gaudé - Hear Our Defeats — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the French Embassy
Thu
9
7:00 pm
Juliet Grames - The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
10
7:00 pm
Michele Filgate - What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence — in conversation with Bethanne Patrick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
17
7:00 pm
Max Porter - Lanny: A Novel — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
18
1:00 pm
Juliet Escoria - Juliet the Maniac: A Novel — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
18
6:00 pm
Eric Liu - Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy— at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
21
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Fri
31
7:00 pm
Stephanie Burt - Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
7
12:00 am
Summer Member Sale
Fri
7
7:00 pm
Joshua A. Douglas - Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
18
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Fri
6
12:00 am
Fall Member Sale
Fri
6
12:00 am
Holiday Member Sale