David Baldacci’s Neighborhood: Where The Next Thriller Plot Is Just Around the Corner

Kathleen McDonough Art & Culture, Books & Literature

Originally published in the November-December 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine 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 …

NoVa TEEN Book Festival Cancelled

Amber Taylor Around Town, Books & Literature

The NoVa TEEN Book Festival Committee is saddened to announce the cancellation of the festival this year. From their statement to attendees: Our priority, as a festival, has been to create a transformative, positive and safe environment for all of our participants. With the recent spread of COVID-19 to the Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC Metro areas, we are unable to ensure …

Bard’s Alley to hold day of events to mark Independent Bookstore Day

Michael Dranove Around Town, Books & Literature

Now in its 5th year, Independent Book Store Day uses the last Saturday of each April to recognize book stores across the country for the important role they play in local communities. Vienna’s Bard’s Alley has been a community meeting place since it opened in 2017, and it is currently home to 7 book clubs, a poetry open mic night, …

New book from Vienna’s David Baldacci

Michael Dranove Books & Literature

Born in Richmond and currently living in Vienna, David Baldacci burst into the literary world in 1996 with his first book, the mystery/thriller:  Absolute Power.  The sizzling novel was a smash hit, and the next year it was turned into a movie starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Ed Harris. Today, Baldacci is the author of more than 40 novels, …

David Baldacci’s “End Game” Continues Adventures of Will Robie

Tysons Today Books & Literature, Staff Picks, Talk of Tysons

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, translated into more than 45 …