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Life in the Nation’s Capital in a Time of Terror

A political novel of intrigue by the late Takoma-DC
author/human rights attorney Rachel King*

Rachel KingEvoking the style of Charles Dickens and Armistead Maupin's popular "Tales of the City," published author Rachel King's first novel is an amusing, fast-moving story of three characters maneuvering through life in the nation's capital in the post-September 11 political climate.

"Tales of the District" explores themes of terrorism, sexuality, vegetarianism, the Democratic party, and most importantly, what it means to be a family and live in community. Once you start reading it, you'll be hooked.

The Takoma Voice selected "Tales of the District" to be its first locally-produced, serialized novel featured in its literary blog. 

"Tales of the District" is out of print but you can:

  1. Download the FREE PDF E-BOOK to read, print, or forward to friends and family!
  2. Borrow it from a DC, Montgomery County, or Takoma Park public library

*About the Author: Rachel King passed away Aug. 25, 2008 ending a five-year battle against cancer. Until then, she served on staff for the U.S. House Committee of the Judiciary, where she covered issues of crime, terrorism and homeland security. On September 11, 2001, she was a legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, working on criminal justice issues. She and her colleagues worked tirelessly to oppose the USA PATRIOT Act and other changes that compromised constitutional protections. Email Us

Read Rachel's Articles         Video interview

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