Book Club's December Pick

'Cleopatra: A Life'

Cover image of Stacy Schiff's biography entitled Cleopatra: A LifeThe Mt. Pleasant Book Club is reading Cleopatra: A Life, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff. Inheritor not only of Egypt, but of family ways that included incest, assassination, and waging civil war against her siblings, Cleopatra was famous long before becoming involved with the two most powerful men in the Roman Empire.

In this wonderful and compelling biography, Schiff separates fact from myth to paint a truly fascinating portrait of a misunderstood and surprisingly obscure historical figure.
 
We will discuss this book Wednesday, Jan. 8 in the large meeting room at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Ana Elisa at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.