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The Rainmaker

Sarah Dawn Petrin was born in an African village during the midst of a drought. The elders there prayed that she would be a...

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”...

‘Capitol’ Crimes and Misdemeanors

“Never shall I forget my tortured feelings when I beheld that noble edifice wrapt in flames,” wrote a horrified Dr. James Ewell in 1814....

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...

The Literary Hill: Off the Grid

Off the Grid When JoAnn Hill and her husband moved to DC nineteen years ago, her interest was initially captured by the “majestic monuments ...

Now I See My Life with New Eyes: A Crowd-Sourced Poem

This year’s virtual Literary Hill BookFest featured a number of treats for poetry lovers: video readings by E. Ethelbert Miller, Teri Ellen Cross Davis,...

Retracing Steps, Sorting Through the Past

No Girls Allowed Back when female reporters were “usually confined to the women’s section still wore white gloves to work,” a few courageous women...

Authors in Your Living Room: Literary Hillfest is Online Sunday

It's just like having famous authors in your living room (or office! or kitchen! --bring them to your backyard)! The Literary Hill BookFest, an annual...

‘A Thought-Provoking Meditation on the Nature of Truth’

Truth is an elusive commodity these days. But we don’t expect equivocation from scholarly disciplines that are supposed to traffic in hard facts. And...

Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island

You Say You Want a Revolution? In writing “The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World,” Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts have accomplished...
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