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Washington Reads: January Edition

From birdsong in the Garden of Eden, to big bombs and clandestine Presidental security squads, this month’s reads strike a few chords.

In the poems of Traveling Light, author Linda Pastan evokes Eve and the Garden of Eden in the ordinary moments of her life in Potomac.

Read a full review of Traveling Light here.

In Fallout: The True Story of the CIA's Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking, husband-and-wife pair Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins detail the CIA's reaction (or lack thereof) to Pakistani nuclear power-player A. Q. Khan.

Read a full review of Fallout here

Brad Meltzer's Inner Circle is a page-turner about a secret spy organization that has protected every U.S. President since Washington. In this thriller, the group faces opposition from the newest president, who sanctions a rival spy ring to hide his secrets.

Read a full review of Inner Circle here

These reviews first appeared in the January 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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