With the National Book Festival staying indoors again this fall, you may be pining for that special mix of fresh air, open lawn and book talk that we used to enjoy on the Mall. Fortunately, the chance to frolic in the sun with your favorite authors is still available in the Washington area.
“Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People,” Book I of three books By Dennis Cardiff. Published by Lifetales Books, an imprint of Karenzo Media. 2014. Available online for $2.99. Joy is the name Dennis Cardiff gave the main character in “Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People.” Cardiff writes that Joy and the many other homeless people he befriended beginning in 2010 in Toronto have become his closest friends.
The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard, will host author Barbara Paul-Emile to read new poems and selections from her published collection of poetry, “The Dance of Life: Poems for the Spirit,” at 3 p.m. May 17. She will be accompanied by her husband and flutist Serge Paul-Emile.
That thundering sound you hear in the distance is the approach of William Vollmann’s upcoming novel, “The Dying Grass.” Viking will release the book on July 28, but massive advance reader copies have already dropped like anvils on book editors’ desks. Read full article >>