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Book Notes: Time to grab tickets for Bass, Stellarondo

If you’re itching to see Rick Bass and Stellarondo on stage at the same time, good news. Tickets are now on sale.

Bass, the nationally acclaimed author, and Stellarondo, a Montana-based string band, will team up for a reading during Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! festival in April. The event is billed as “the perfect marriage of literature and music.”

The event will be at 7 p.m. April 15, at the Masonic Temple, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. Tickets are $15 and available at all TicketsWest outlets or online at

Oh, and more good news, at least for students of any area college or high school with valid student ID. You can get your tickets for free. For details on this event or Get Lit! headliners, visit

Becker coming to Valley

Dr. Marty Becker, author of “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual” and frequent guest on “Good Morning, America” and “The Dr. Oz Show,” will be in Spokane Valley on March 24.

Becker will sign books and answer pet owners’ questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paradise Pet Resort, 11420 E. Jackson Ave. Proceeds from sales of Becker’s books will benefit the Spokane Humane Society.

Becker’s appearance is part of Pet Quest at Paradise. There will be vendors on hand, demonstrations, and animals available for adoption from the humane society and the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.

In addition to his writing and media appearances, Becker is a practicing veterinarian at the North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint.

For information, visit or call (509) 209-6024.

Mother-son authors’ signings

Sharon Link and her 16-year-old son, Jimmy Link, will be holding a number of events next weekend to sign copies of their book, “The Abyss of Autism.”

Jimmy Link, who is autistic, and his mother were both born in Coeur d’Alene and now live in New York. Sharon Link taught for a number of years in the West Valley School District. Their book intended for parents and teachers and aims to shed light on Jimmy’s experiences as an autistic teenager.

The Links will be at the Spokane Valley Hastings store, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, the South Hill Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the Coeur d’Alene Hastings, 101 E. Best Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on the Links’ autism work, visit

Postmoderninsm lecture

Two Gonzaga University professors will discuss “What Can We Learn from Postmodernism” on March 26 in the Wolff Auditorium.

Marc Manganaro, English professor and dean of GU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Mark Alfino, philosophy professor, are the scheduled speakers. The talk, open to the public and free, is part of a series of “What Can We Learn” lectures at Gonzaga dedicated to great ideas from great thinkers. The talk will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and is co-sponsored by Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of the Humanities.

Rescheduled, redux

Author Sarah Jio’s March 24 reading at Auntie’s Bookstore has been postponed until the fall.

Jio originally had been scheduled to sign copies of “The Bungalow” on Jan. 21. That event was derailed by a snowstorm.