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Book Notes: Novelist Ford visits Auntie’s on Sept. 11

Sun., Aug. 18, 2013

Literature fans, mark your calendars.

Jamie Ford, whose 2009 debut novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” was a New York Times best-seller, Montana Book Award winner and a finalist for the Washington Book Award, will release “Songs of Willow Frost” on Sept. 10.

The very next day, he’ll be at Auntie’s Bookstore.

In the new novel, Ford – a former Seattle resident who now lives in Montana – writes about William Eng, who is captivated by an actress he sees in a movie playing at Seattle’s Moore Theater, a woman he believes to be his mother. His search for her takes him throughout Depression-era Seattle and into his own past.

He’ll read from the book, take questions and sign books for fans beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Auntie’s is at 402 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 383-0206 or visit for details.

Library sale

If you’re in Colfax and looking for a book, check out the library.

Not a book to check out. A book to buy.

The Friends of the Whitman County Library are hosting a “book sale blowout” through the end of the month. According to a news release, extra tables have been set up to handle a backlog of items. Prices have also been reduced.

Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit county library programs and projects.

The Whitman County Library is at 102 S. Main St. in Colfax.

To donate items to the sale or for more information, call Peggy Bryan at (509) 397-4366.

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