BOOKS & LITERATURE

You know him as a best-selling author of page-turning thrillers, with over 130 million books in print.  But it might surprise you to learn that David Baldacci lives, works and plays in in our community.  A native Virginian, he and his wife of nearly 30 years, Michelle, are long-time residents who have raised their two […]

A once practicing lawyer in Washington D.C. for nine years, David Baldacci found fame with the publication of his first novel, “Absolute Power” in 1996—a story that would gain further prominence as a Clint Eastwood movie. Once his book became a success, he set aside his law career and over the next 21 years would write 34 best-selling novels, […]

When Australian author Markus Zusak saw his novel “The Book Thief” hit the New York Times Best Seller list in its first week of publication back in 2006, he had no idea that the book would stay there for a remarkable 230 weeks.