The Washington Post Book Club

The Washington Post Book Club invites readers of all ages to discover today’s great writers and engage in dynamic discussions around monthly picks. The Book Club is a reader’s resource for lively conversations, exclusive video and audio interviews with Book World editors and featured authors, best-seller recommendations, ticket giveaways and more.
  • Feb 17, 2015
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