Whether you’re working on New Year’s resolution to read more or want to dive into a new show to kick off 2022, these NoVA authors, actors, and singers have just what you’re looking for.
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl
Springfield’s own rock star is sharing the crazy stories behind his life and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career. From his start as a drummer touring with Scream to meeting Sir Paul McCartney, and everything in between, relive the moments you watched on TV and the ones never shared with fans.
After a holiday hiatus, NBC’s drama returns to the airwaves on January 3. The breakout new show follows fictional Joe Kimbreau’s life in three parallel timelines; his young son Christopher is played by John Gluck, a Herndon resident who studies at Lopez Studios in Reston.
Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene by Renée Fleming
For her latest album, the world-renowned soprano (and McLean resident) joined forces with conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The 16-track collection touches on climate change and their experience during the pandemic.
Women Writers Buried in Virginia by Sharon Pajka
When it comes to the history books, women are often missing from the narrative. Pajka, a professor at Gallaudet University in DC, is looking to right that wrong by sharing the stories behind the amazing female writers, poets, and novelists who lived and died in the Commonwealth.
This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown by Taylor Harris
A parent’s worst nightmare is finding out their child has a health problem. Charlottesville author Taylor Harris knows exactly how that feels. In her memoir, which hits shelves January 4, she discusses her experience as a Black mother and the unpredictable challenges she’s faced along the way.
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