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Book Notes: National Book Award winner Alexie to read at the Bing

Sherman Alexie’s breakthrough book, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” is turning 20, and his most recent collection of stories, “Blasphemy,” is out in paperback soon. Must be …


Valleyford woman pens cookbook to help others adjust

Meal planning for a family of five is never easy, but imagine doing your grocery shopping in a country where you don’t speak the language, and many of the foods …


Book Notes: Gross, Milchman, Quirk set to read at Auntie’s

Auntie’s Bookstore is bringing some authors from out of the area to the store this month. First up is Josh Gross, who works as a reporter for the Boise Weekly. …


Unseen sacrifices

Here’s a group Americans don’t hear about much about during immigration reform debates, according to physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes: immigrants – especially the migrant workers who toil in U.S. …


Book Notes: Another chance to ‘Find Waldo’

Waldo is back in Spokane. The bespectacled boy in the red-and-white striped hat – the kid who has a knack for blending in with large crowds in the book series …


Book Notes: ‘Longmire’ creator will read at Auntie’s in July

If you’ve been watching “Longmire” on A&E, you’re already familiar with the Wyoming sheriff created by Craig Johnson. If you’re not watching, you have a chance to hear about Walt …


Now 81, Miss Florence will read from latest book at Auntie’s

Even the 4- and 5-year-olds on “Romper Room” seemed to know that Miss Florence, aka Florence Petheram, was out of the ordinary. They stared at her a lot, a mix …


Book Notes: Sweeney hits Auntie’s on Friday

Actress-comedian-writer Julia Sweeney is returning to her hometown on Friday to read from her new book, “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother.” The reading, at 7 p.m. at …


Sweeney makes most of alone time to produce book

It’s not that Julia Sweeney didn’t love her family. It’s just that she wanted them to go away. She’d gone to some trouble to pull them together, traveling from L.A. …


Book Notes: Ritchie hits Auntie’s on Thursday

Auntie’s Bookstore is kicking off May on a musical note. On Thursday, longtime Northwest singer-songwriter T.R. Ritchie will read from his anthology of poetry, “Works on Paper,” sing some songs …


Book Notes: McManus hits Auntie’s with latest in Tully series

Bestselling humor writer Patrick McManus will release the latest installment in his Bo Tully series on Monday. “The Tamarack Murders” ($24.95, Skyhorse) sends Blight County, Idaho, Sheriff Tully into the …


Book Notes: ‘Fobbit’ night set at Auntie’s

Montana writer David Abrams, whose debut novel “Fobbit” was named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times, is coming to Spokane. Abrams is a 20-year U.S. Army …


Book Notes: Sherman, Shields, Lindholt featured at Beacon Hill

Three Spokane writers will featured during the annual Beacon Hill Reading Series on Tuesday: Diane Sherman, author of the poetry collection “Walkabout” (2011), Sharma Shields, author of the short story …


Young patient makes colorful impression

It’s not difficult to guess Gabby LeDuc’s favorite color. On a recent afternoon in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House, the 6-year-old wore a pair of fluffy purple boots that …


Book Notes: Hunt kicks off Auntie’s events

Now that the holiday lull is behind us, things are picking up on the book event front. Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown has an interesting lineup of out-of-town and local talent …


Book Notes: Auntie’s will play host to poet Laura Read

Laura Read teaches at Spokane Falls Community College. She’s also a published poet. Her latest book, “Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral,” was released this fall by the University of Pittsburgh …


Book Notes: Rock Doc’s book explores climate change

E. Kirsten Peters, who writes the Rock Doc column that runs in Monday’s Today section, has a new book out. Peters, a geologist by trade who taught geology and science …


Book Notes: Quammen hits Auntie’s on Thursday

Bozeman writer David Quammen is coming to town this week in support of his new work on nonfiction, “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.” Quammen will read at …


Alexie mixes previously published stories with batch of new ones

His is a story familiar to us by now, one that’s been fictionalized (loosely) and retold in a National Book Award-winning best seller. A boy is born on an Indian …


Book Notes: Alexie will read from ‘Blasphemy’ at North Central

We have some more details on Sherman Alexie’s upcoming reading in Spokane to mark the release of “Blasphemy,” a collection of new and previously published works due out Oct. 2. …


Book Notes: Get your tickets to Bedtime Stories

Want to hear some Bedtime Stories? Individual tickets are now on sale. Bedtime Stories is a long-running Seattle gala event to benefit Humanities Washington. This year, for the first time, …


Book Notes: Auntie’s sets Doig reading

I have to admit, whenever I read an Ivan Doig novel, I get an itch to move to Montana. Now that his latest, “The Bartender’s Tale,” is sitting on my …


Book Notes: Beagle, Grant visit Auntie’s for signings

We have a couple late additions to the list of local author events and news of appearances by well-known authors to tell you about. So grab your coffee, sit back …


Book Notes: Vietnam memoir a unique partnership

Julie Titone and Grady Myers were married when they started work on his Vietnam memoir “Boocoo Dinky Dow.” They finished it as a divorced couple when Myers became bedridden; he …


Book Notes: Northwest authors will headline Mazama festival

The Mazama Festival of Books will feature 10 Northwest authors in its inaugural year. The festival will take place Aug. 18 and 19 at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Mazama, …


For Walter, inspiration behind ‘Beautiful Ruins’ began on Italy trip

Fifteen years ago, Jess Walter and his wife traveled to Italy to visit her family. While there, the idea for a novel was born. That novel, “Beautiful Ruins,” will hit …


Book Notes: Spokane is Reading picks Cleave’s ‘Little Bee’

Spokane is Reading is jumping the pond. “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave will be the book for the 11th annual event.


Book Notes: Mix of Johnsons set to appear at Auntie’s

It’s a June of Johnsons at Auntie’s Bookstore. Father and son Larry and Nathan Johnson will sign copies of their book, “Montana Waterfalls: A Guide for Sighters, Hikers and Waterfall …


Book Notes: Aunties’s offers local flavor with lineup of authors

Coming up at Auntie’s in the coming days: a slew of appearances by notable authors with local ties. Kate McLachlan will read from her paperback “Hearts, Dead and Alive” at …


Book Notes: Betancourt will lecture at Gonzaga

Ingrid Betancourt, author and activist, will deliver Gonzaga University’s Presidential Speaker Series lecture on March 28. Betancourt was a candidate for the presidency of Colombia when she was kidnapped by …