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    At Days Close: Night in Times Past

    Mr. Ekirch talked about his book, At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past. He talked about nighttime, primarily in Western Europe from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution. He…

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    The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians

    Amy Goodman talked about her book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, published by Hyperion. Ms. Goodman listed what she sees as human…

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    Women, Family and Work Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the role of women at home and in the workplace. Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, published by Metropolitan Books.…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Michael Downing was interviewed about his book of social history, Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, published by Shoemaker and Hoard.

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    Israeli and Palestinian Voices

    Cathy Sultan talked about her book Israeli and Palestinian Voices: A Dialogue with Both Sides, published by Scarletta Press. She talked about her quest to understand the Middle East…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Louise Knight was interviewed about her book Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, published by University of Chicago Press.

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    Books on the Military Panel

    Authors discussed their war memoirs in a panel titled “At War, At Home: Books on the Military,” which was held at the Barnes and Noble bookstore. Linda Robinson talked about her book Masters of…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Jeff Biggers was interviewed about his book The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America, published by Shoemaker…

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    The Big Read

    Mr. Kippen talked about “The Big Read,” a program developed at the National Endowment for the Arts to restore reading to its place in American life. It helps fund “one city, one book”…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Kevin O’Keefe was interviewed about his book The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen, published by PublicAffairs.

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