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Northwest Passages Book Club: Summer Stories, Road Trip Edition

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

More than 150 people turned out Wednesday night as The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club presented an evening of Summer Stories based on the newspaper’s annual short fiction series. Local authors Stephanie Oakes, Alexis Smith, Shawn Vestal and Kris Dinnison shared stories about memorable road trips, while audience members enjoyed burgers, wine, ice cream, peach pie and summer tunes by the Tinsley trio.


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