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In 1914, a white man named James Richardson married a black woman named Edna Howell in what would seem one of the least hospitable places for a mixed-race couple in Jim Crow’s America: south Alabama. And with that exchange of vows began the story that made W. Ralph Eubanks’ House at the End of the Road possible.
Eubanks will be reading tonight at the Fairfax Regional Library. Those details and more after the jump. Read Erika Niedowski’s entire pick on Eubanks’ new book here.
Adam Besenyodi Reads from and signs copies of Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic-Book Fan. George Mason University.
Kurt Beyer Reads from and signs copies of Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age. Barnes and Noble Clarendon.
Paul Blustein Reads from and signs copies of Misadventures of the Most Famous Nations. Politics and Prose
Staceyann Reads from and signs copies of The Other Side of Paradise. George Mason University.
Haleh Esfandiari Reads from and signs copies of My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran. George Mason University.
Ralph Eubanks Reads from and signs copies of The House at the End of the Road. Fairfax Regional Library.
Edward Falco Reads from and signs copies of Saint John of the Five Boroughs. George Mason University.
Barbara Graham and Kate Lehrer Read from and sign copies of Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother. Busboys & Poets Shirlington.
Michael Largo Reads from and signs copies of Genius and Heroin: The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession and Reckless Abandon Through the Ages. Busboys & Poets 5th & K.
Lyah Beth Leflore Reads from and signs copies of Wildflower. Busboys & Poets 14th & V.
Joanne Rendell Reads from and signs copies of Crossing Washington Square. Borders Friendship Heights.
Ariel Sabar Reads from and signs copies of My Father’s Paradise. Southeast Neighborhood Library.
Susan Swain and Richard Norton Smith Read from and sign copies of Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President. George Mason University.
Jayanti Tamm Reads from and signs copies of Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult. Northern Virginia Community College.
Libby Tucker Reads from and signs copies of Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses. George Mason University.
Jeremiah Workman Reads from and signs copies of Shadow of the Sword: A Marine’s Journey of War, Heroism, and Redemption. Borders Fairfax.
“Blackboard Jungle” American City Diner and Café. A kind middle-aged teacher takes a job at an unrul inner-city high school full of thugs. The first (and perhaps ultimate) ‘teacher against the system’ movie.
The Action Design, Sick Of Sarah, Donora Rock & Roll Hotel. $8
Gordon Chambers Blues Alley. $25
King Giant, Caltrop, Nihilita DC9. $8
Juliette Lewis, American Bang, The Ettes Rock & Roll Hotel. $18
Memphis 59, Trustfall, The Dialogue Jammin Java. $10
She Wants Revenge, Kill Hannah, Paper Route Black Cat. $20
Steeleye Span Birchmere. $29.50
The Walkmen, Here We Go Magic 9:30 Club. $15