Literary Calendar: May 8-14, 2006

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Sunday, May 7, 2006

The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to www.washingtonpost.com/cityguide and type in "book events."

8 Monday

6 P.M. Keith Donohue reads from and signs his first novel, The Stolen Child , at Catholic University, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, 202-319-5488. He will also read on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Paul Rieckhoff , a first lieutenant and infantry platoon leader for the U.S. Army National Guard who served in Iraq (and founder and director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America), discusses and signs Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.

9 Tuesday

Noon. National Book Award winner and professor of history Robert V. Remini discusses and signs The House: The History of the House of Representatives , at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Room 119, 10 First St. SE, 202-707-2692.

6 P.M. David Sirota , senior editor at In These Times magazine, discusses and signs Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--and How We Take It Back at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer will provide the opening remarks. E-mail rsvp@davidsirota.com to RSVP.

7 P.M. Historian Simon Schama discusses and signs Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Former Ohio congressman John Kasich , now a host at Fox News Channel, discusses and signs Stand for Something: The Battle for America's Soul at Borders-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, 703-556-7766.

7:30 P.M. Award-winning writer Cynthia Ozick , author of the novels The Puttermesser Papers and, most recently, Heir to the Glimmering World , reads from her work, including her new book of essays, The Din in the Head , as part of the "nextbook" series at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Admission is $10 for the general public; call 888-621-2230 or visit http://www.nextbook.org/ for details.

7:30 P.M. Roman Catholic priest Charles E. Curran discusses and signs Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.

10 Wednesday

6:30 P.M. Local author Alex MacLennan reads from and signs his first novel, The Zookeeper , at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133. He will also read on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW, 202-667-4811.

7 P.M. DBC Pierre reads from and signs his new novel, Ludmila's Broken English , at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Russian émigré Lara Vapnyar reads from and signs her first novel, Memoirs of a Muse , at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.


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