Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The August Reader’s Review panel discusses Emily Bronte’s classic novel of romance and spite: "Wuthering Heights," set on the moors of nineteenth-century Yorkshire. They’ll talk about why the tumultuous relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff has fascinated readers for more than 150 years.
- John Plotz associate professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and author of "The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics" (University of California Press)
- Sally Alexander retired chair of the English department at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD
- Jabari Asim author, "What Obama Means: ...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future;" editor-in-chief of "The Crisis," the NAACP magazine; author of "The N Word."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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