The State of NoVa: Books


Posted at 05:04 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Black Loudoun Civil War vets honored in new book, ”From Loudoun to Glory” by Kevin D. Grigsby

Author Kevin D. Grigsby studies those who returned after war

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Books | Tags:  From Loudoun to Glory, Kevin Grigsby, Vernon Peterson, Rock Hill Cemetery, Middleburg, Va.

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Reston’s Used Book Store turns 35, soon to be only bookstore in Reston

Cozy store on Lake Anne Plaza keeps printed word alive

By Tom Jackman  |  05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Reston | Tags:  Reston's Used Book Shop, Susan Burwell, Bud Burwell, Sue Schram, Sue Wensell, Reston

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Evan Moss gets his seizure dog

Evan Moss, who suffers from severe seizures, raised $45,000 and got dogs for seven others.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:24 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Books | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex, service dogs

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/07/2012

‘Lawless,’ film based on Fairfax County native Matt Bondurant’s book, is terrific

REVIEW | Tom Hardy and Shia LeBoeuf perfectly capture the book set in Virginia in the 1930s.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County | Tags:  Lawless, Matt Bondurant, Wettest County in the World

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Fairfax County native Matt Bondurant hits big screen with ‘Lawless’ film based on Va. bootleggers

The film of Matt Bondurant’s 2008 book “The Wettest County in the World” debuted at Cannes on Saturday.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County, Media | Tags:  Matt Bondurant, Lawless movie, The Wettest County in the World

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Alexandria tavern owner Pat Troy publishes his memoir

The widely beloved owner of Ireland’s Own in Old Town, and overseer of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, writes his memoir of a journey from Ireland to Detroit to Alexandria.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Books | Tags:  Pat Troy, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Vote Evan Moss for People magazine’s ‘Hero’

The 7-year-old author from the Alexandria area of Fairfax County is one of nine nominees for People’s “Reader’s Choice Hero” award, which carries a $10,000 grand prize.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County | Tags:  Evan Moss, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 09/09/2011

UPDATE: Evan Moss raises $42,000 for service dogs

The 7-year-old author of a book, trying to raise $13,000 to buy a service dog to help him with severe epileptic seizures, has now raised enough money for seven other children to get dogs too.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County | Tags:  Evan Moss, Virginia

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Evan Moss raises more than $13,000, will get seizure dog

Evan Moss, 7, has severe epileptic seizures; the money he raised will be enough to get several other children seizure dogs, too.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Books | Tags:  Evan Moss, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Evan Moss update: Hundreds turn out, thousands raised

Evan Moss sold 400 copies of his book “My Seizure Dog” as he strived to raise the $13,000 needed to buy a service dog to help him with his severe epileptic seizures.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, Virginia

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Evan Moss, 7-year-old with epilepsy, has his first book-signing Sunday

Evan Moss needs $13,000 to purchase a specially trained seizure dog to help him, and he had the idea to write a book to raise the money. Then he did it. Now he’s ready to sign and sell them.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Books | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, Virginia