May 14-20, 2007
7 P.M. Jim Crace reads from and signs his new novel, The Pesthouse, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Robert Hass reads from and signs Now & Then: The Poet's Choice Columns, 1997-2000 at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553. Besides previously holding the post of U.S. poet laureate, Hass was Book World's "Poet's Choice" columnist.
6 P.M. The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and his impact on the labor and social justice movements, will be discussed by Michael K. Honey, author of Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign; Thomas F. Jackson, author of From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice; and William Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and secretary-treasurer of AFSCME, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.
6:30 P.M. Journalists Peter Eisner, deputy foreign editor at The Washington Post, and Knut Royce, a fellow at the Center for Public Integrity, discuss and sign The Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Russ Parsons, food and wine columnist for the Los Angeles Times, discusses and signs How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Washington Post reporters Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher discuss Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas at Borders Books-Silver Spring, 8518 Fenton St., Silver Spring, Md., 301-585-0550. They will also speak on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Oxon Hill Branch Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md., 301-839-2400.
7 P.M. Lynne Olson discusses and signs Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.
12:30 P.M. Stephanie Nolen, Africa bureau chief for Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, discusses and signs 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa at Borders Books-Downtown, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Rebecca Mead, a staff writer at the New Yorker, discusses and signs One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.
7 P.M. Award-winning sportswriter Frank Deford reads from and signs The Entitled, his new novel of baseball, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. The monthly POESIS series hosts a reading by poets Terry Purcell-Diehl and Diane Wilbon-Parks, with music by Shep Williams and friends, at Borders Books-Pentagon Center, 1201 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va., 703-418-0166.
7:30 P.M. William B. Scott and William J. Birnes discuss and sign Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III: A Wargame Scenario (written with Michael J. Coumatos) at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. They will also speak on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.