April is National Poetry Month and reader Lisa Conger shared this poem of compassion to help us celebrate.
Tara Westover was raised without a birth certificate, medical care or a formal education. “Educated,” the gripping story of Westover’s self-invention after a brutally hard upbringing, is winning acclaim across the literary world, riding high on nonfiction best-seller lists.
Best-selling author coming to Spokane
On April 11, former state poet laureate Tod Marshall joins The Spokesman-Review’s
Tickets are available for April events hosts hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s popular Northwest Passages Book Club and Community Forum.
The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club and Community Forum has a fresh lineup for spring, including outgoing state poet laureate Tod Marshall and best-selling authors J.A. Jance and Jess Walter.
The $10,000 award honors nonfiction books of both literary quality and social impact, and nominees include Nate Blakeslee, whose “American Wolf” was the December book of the Northwest Passages Book Club.
Super librarian Nancy Pearl never expected to write a novel. “It was never on my bucket list,” she said, speaking before an audience of nearly 170 people Saturday in the West Chronicle Room of The Spokesman-Review. “I never would have written anything down, except I came to one of those points in my life that I think as readers we all sometimes get to ... where we just can’t find the right book to read.”
We’re off to the library tonight. Not looking for books. Not checking out DVDs. Not planning to Google stuff on the computer. Not seeking to check out another installment of “Captain Underpants” for the kid or a Margaret Atwood title for us parents or a copy of a Bon Appetit magazine from last March with that one special recipe.
Reviewing lists of top checkouts from both the Spokane Puiblic Library and the Spokane County Library District reveals patterns and trends about what Spokane read or listened to last year.
Northwest Passages Bookclub podcast
May 17, 2018
May 16, 2018
May 12, 2018
April 18, 2018
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Jan. 20, 2018
Dec. 21, 2017
Dec. 6, 2017
Nov. 17, 2017