September 25, 2021

2014 Book & Author Luncheon

bandAimage2READ! EXPAND YOUR WORLD  The Book and Author  Luncheon will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Norbeck Country Club, Rockville, MD. 9:00 a.m. Registration, Boutique & Coffee; 10:00 a.m. Program Begins. Proceeds to benefit Sustaining the Mind, the program for research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. The three authors include Mary Kay Zuravleff, Neely Tucker, and Leslie Maitland.  Stan Levin will moderate. Chairs are Abbey Brahin and Sandy Rubin.
Watch for your invitation and return by October 1.

Mary Kay Zuravleff

Mary Kay Zuravleff is the author of Man Alive!, named a 2013 Notable Book by the Washington Post, which called it “a family novel for smart people.” She also won the American Academy’s Rosenthal Award and the James Jones First Novel Award for authoring The Bowl Is Already Broken and The Frequency of Souls. Mary Kay serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and she is cofounder of D.C. Women Writers.

Neely Tucker

Neely Tucker,author of The Ways of the Dead, is a journalist, novelist and public speaker. “Ways,” a crime novel set in Washington, D.C., has been named to five “best of the summer” lists. His memoir, Love in the Driest Season, was named one of the best 25 Books of 2004 by Publisher’s Weekly, the American Bookseller’s Association, and the New York City Library and won numerous other awards. A native of Mississippi, he has been a staff writer at The Washington Post since 2000, currently assigned to the Sunday Magazine.

Leslie Maitland

Leslie Maitland is the author of Crossing the Borders of Time. She is a former award-winning reporter and national correspondent for The New York Times who specialized in legal affairs and investigative reporting.  After breaking stories on the FBI’s undercover “Abscam” inquiry into corruption in Congress, she moved to The New York Times Washington Bureau to cover the Justice Department. Among other projects since leaving The Times, she began extensive research for this nonfiction book. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the Harvard Divinity School, she appears regularly on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR to discuss literature.

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