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A Real Life Game of Thrones

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine straining the already tense US-Saudi relationship, it might be time for a refresher course. And no one is better...

The Maiden of All Our Desires

A legendary storm sets the stage for Peter Manseau’s new novel and continues to howl through its pages. “The Maiden of All Our Desires”...

Exhibit A: Behind the Scenes at the Smithsonian

Next time you visit a Smithsonian Museum exhibition, you might want to think about what went on behind the scenes to bring it to...

BookFest Live! Meet Hill Authors at Eastern Market on May 1

Let's take this offline! Tired of having to see your favorite writers via Zoom? Can’t bear another online book talk? Come join us at the...

The Hundred Choices Department Store

In “The Hundred Choices Department Store,” a novel for young readers (grades 4 to 7), Ginger Park paints a bleak but inspiring picture of...

Rising Tides: Wennersten Assesses Fight Against Climate Change

In 2017, John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins issued a dire warning in their book, “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century.” They...

Not Strictly A Memoir: Jill Strachan’s Honest Look Back

Jill P. Strachan offers this caveat to readers in the preface to her new book: “It is not strictly a memoir.” But the rich...

Somerset A Microcosm of American Racial Attitudes

In 1975, John R. Wennersten was teaching history at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore when he was asked by the local Bicentennial Committee...

Getting to the Point: The Literary Hill

Getting to the Point An early 17th-century explorer described it as “a site where heaven and earth converged to frame a place perfectly designed for...

Q & A With “Warn Me When It’s Time” Author Cheryl...

Fair Warning Charlie Mack knows what it’s like to be on “the hurting side” of prejudice. As a Black lesbian who runs her own detective...
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