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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Mt. Spokane peaks many bucket lists

More than 200 people packed The Spokesman-Review event for “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die,” an insider’s guide to food, entertainment, culture, shopping and outdoor adventure.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown set for town hall event in downtown Spokane on Wednesday

The event, co-hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages forum and KHQ-TV, will air live on local broadcast television from the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. It’ll be the first …


From Reese Witherspoon to SJP, the rise of celeb book clubs

Jimmy Fallon isn’t the only celebrity to follow in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps with a book club. Reese Witherspoon has made such a success of her monthly literary picks that publishers …


Oprah Winfrey picks prison memoir for her book club

Anthony Ray Hinton’s memoir, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest book club pick, a dream for virtually any writer …


Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes Neal Thompson

In addition to “Kickflip Boys,” Thompson is the author “A Curious Man” and “Driving with the Devil.” He lives in Seattle with his family.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Place plays key role for Spokane author Jess Walter

Jess Walter, a New York Times best-selling author whose childhood near an East Trent Avenue drive-in movie theater has often been the source of his creativity, engaged a sold-out Northwest …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Author J.A. Jance on the art of (re)invention

Best-selling author J.A. Jance, the latest author to be featured by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of 56 novels, spanning series featuring such characters as Arizona …


Book club: Get tickets for Jess Walter and added J.A. Jance session

In response to strong reader interest, the Northwest Passages Book Club has added a second book talk and signing with bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance. Tickets are available for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:23 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: This is at the Spokane Public Library?

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Author Nate Blakeslee explores value of one wolf’s life

“American Wolf,” the nonfiction story of an alpha female in Yellowstone, drew about 150 people to the December meeting of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

SR book club hosts award-winning Spokane novelist

Northwest Passages is the new book club sponsored by The Spokesman-Review. Each month, Spokane-area readers will be invited to read along, join in the conversation and attend author events. Up …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Introducing The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club

The Spokesman-Review is launching a community book club to celebrate and enjoy great authors and stories of the Northwest. We invite our readers to join us for evenings of exploration, …


This book club tastes what they read

Once a month Brian and Beverly Anderson, a Spokane couple in their early fifties, host what could be called dinner and a book.


Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died. His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. …


Book club shares gift of reading through Christmas Bureau

Each month when Carol Kriegh’s book club gets together, they don’t just talk about their latest read or eat food that matches the book’s mood. They also pool money to …


There’s no resisting ‘Pugilist’

For guys who were raised on Hemingway novels, TV Westerns and Steve McQueen movies, the stories of Thom Jones are irresistible. In fact, the very word irresistible – which came …