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Patricia Cornwell
Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall
Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall

Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals. The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always attracts an all-star lineup of authors, poets and illustrators. In 2012, featured authors included T.C. Boyle, Geraldine Brooks, Junot Diaz, Patricia Cornwell and Jeff Kinney. The Baltimore Book Festival will follow a week later in the city's Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Events run from Sept. 27 to 29. The event doesn't have the star power of its southern neighbor, but it's always fun. (And we don't mind the comparison -- we...