When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then it hit us – we should totally make that book.
His book, “Travel as a Political Act,” is a collection of stories and lessons from the road. Steves encourages travelers to embrace cultural differences with joy rather than with judgment.
Emily Ruskovich, Steve Almond among the literary highlights for Spokane area readers in the weeks ahead.
The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.
The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will discuss the current and past state of the art form, even as Nazi ideology has violently returned to the American public square.
Spokane is Reading is bringing Portland writer Amy Stewart to town to talk about her novel “Girl Waits With Gun.”
Eli Saslow’s book “Rising Out of Hatred,” published Tuesday, tells the story of Derek Black, a white nationalist who eventually left the movement. Saslow kicked off his book tour on Friday in Portland, where he lives. His second stop is Spokane, where on Monday he’ll discuss his book with author Edward Humes as part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.
Marie Lu will sign and answer questions about her new novel “Wildcard.”
When it comes to pleasure reading, we gravitate to what we need at the cultural moment. I seem to be in a trench of surrounding myself with female psycho killers.
The Pulitzer Prize winner shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.
Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”
It’s been a very long time since I was young, but I remember the giddiness of first love, and David Steingass, a Wisconsin poet, shows us in this poem how poetry can both recall and reflect that kind of emotional excitement.
Craig Johnson, the best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Oct. 10 to talk about his new book, “Depth of Winter.”
In our final entry in Summer Stories: The Road Trip, novelist Alexis Smith sends recently divorced Maggie on a cross-state bicycle trek to her future.
To celebrate the end of summer, here is a sonnet full of explosions by Maryann Corbett, who lives in Minnesota.
In week 9 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Spokane author Kris Dinnison follows along as a mother and daughter take one last drive to the coast.
The deft essays in Michael Branch’s “How to Cuss in Western (And Other Missives from the High Desert)” remind me of Patrick McManus, the former Sandpoint resident, EWU professor, novelist and humorist. He collected his writing in books that began with “A Fine and Pleasant Misery” in 1978. Not that Mike Branch sounds like McManus; rather that he’s part of an enduring succession of outdoor journalists. From 2010 to 2016, for High Country News, Branch wrote an online column that he dubbed Rants from the Hill. In that column, he described life with his wife and daughters on 6,000-foot-high “Ranting Hill.” This year, the family came down from the hilltop to live again in Reno, the same year McManus died. Ordeals of biblical proportions afflicted the Branch family during its hilltop sojourn. Roads washed out, wildfires forced retreats, gophers and packrats pestered, snowstorms hurled down. Their solar abode caught fire. Such accounts blur and blend with those in the sister volumes “Raising Wild” (2016) and “Rants from the Hill” (2017). The family underwent a fine and pleasant misery in the high Nevada desert.
Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party for Auntie’s in a great month for books.
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