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Catty Kitty With Gossip Monger Kitty Kelley In Town, Sample These Morsels From Her Bestsellers

1. Kitty Kelley: An uncanny talent for ferreting out and passing on the ugliest, nastiest, sleaziest rumors. 2. (The Queen Mother) 3. (Frank Sinatra) 4. (Nancy Reagan)


‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ A Gift To Humankind

“tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson” By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, 192 pages, $19.95) My world is mostly professional sports. It is peopled with …


‘Forgotten Holocaust’ Nazi’s Diary Adds Shocking Details About Japanesse Atrocities During Nanking Massacre

Iris Chang, author of the book, “The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II.” Photo by TPN


, It’s A Children’s Book, But Everyone Will Love ‘Wombat Divine’

(Cover of Wombat Divine)


Berendt Book Captured Quirkiness Of Savannah

There ARE normal people in Savannah. Honest. Most of us don’t walk imaginary dogs, plot to poison the water supply, crash debutante parties or hire voodoo priestesses to dodge murder …


Serial Killers Abound In ‘Cat’

“Cat & Mouse” by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 399 pp., $24.95) James Patterson has carved out a name as one of the premier cops-and-sicko-serial-killer writers around, and he does write …


‘Lasting Valor’ Holds True To War Hero’s Spirit

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Native Plants Book On Area’s Indigenous Flora Springs From Effort To Restore Marshall Creek To More Natural Condition

A seven-year effort to restore Marshall Creek southwest of Spokane has led to publication of a 190-page book on native plants. Author Bev Keating said “Living With Native Plants” provides …


Anita Hill Once Again Breaks Silence In ‘Speaking Truth’

“Speaking Truth to Power” by Anita Hill (Doubleday, 374 pp., $24.95) You can’t say she wasn’t warned. Republican Senator Alan Simpson didn’t mince words when he publicly told her what …


New Books Offer To Guide New Wave Of Spiritual Seekers

America’s spiritual yearnings sweep from shore to shore in waves and, right now, a tidal wave is cresting. Baby boomers are turning 50 and are pondering their mortality. The Cold …


Mcmurtry’s Newest Last In Frontier Series

“Comanche Moon” by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster, $28.50) The most celebrated writers of Westerns, Ernest Haycox, Zane Grey, Max Brand and Louis L’Amour above all, reinforced the frontier myths …


Northwest Authors Give Many Perspectives On Region

Following is a selected list of books published this fall about the Northwest or by Northwest-based writers: “Where River Turns to Sky” by Gregg Kleiner (Avon, $6.99 paperback). In his …


Children’s Books To Inspire Wonder About People, Places Of Northwest

1. (Cover of “Echoes of the Elders”) 2. (Cover of “Teddy Roosevelt’s Elk”)


Latest Seattle-Based Whodunit ‘Deception Pass’ Clever Read

“Deception Pass” By Earl Emerson (Ballantine, $22) Earl Emerson’s deftly-written Thomas Black mysteries are the best of the Seattle-based whodunits, and his latest, “Deception Pass” delivers in his usual style. …


Author Shares Walks In Woods

“South of Seattle: Notes on Life in the Northwest Woods” By James LeMonds (Mountain Press, $10) A lot of writers have wandered the woods and mountains of the Northwest, ruminating …


Labor Pains Inland Northwest’s Most Infamous Labor Disputes Are The Basis For The New Book ‘Big Trouble’

1. The wreckage from a bomb that destroyed the Bunker Hill Mine in 1899 in Kellogg after 17 suspected union employees were fired. File/The Spokesman-Review 2. Above, the 24th Infantry …


Personal Detail Mars Richly Written Prose

“Femme d’Adventure: Travel Tales From Inner Montana to Outer Mongolia” By Jessica Maxwell (Seal Press, $14) Who would not be envious of Jessica Maxwell? She went fly fishing in Outer …


Audio Books Reveal Dogs’ Emotions

Why do you love your dog? The answer most often given is, “because he loves me unconditionally.” But there are conditions. If you don’t feed him, he will run away. …


‘Violin’ A Great Read

“Violin” By Anne Rice (Knopf, $25.95) Ghosts of the past are nothing new for Anne Rice; the author has won millions of devotees with characters whose primary calling is confronting …


Cooking By The Book A Good How-To Cookbook Will Give Life To Your Kitchen

The best cookbooks tell you not only how to cook it, but what to do, when and why. Publishers are hoping to tap a market for people in their 20s …


Awful Novel John Updike’s Latest Book Fails Miserably To Follow His Masterly ‘In The Beauty Of The Lillies’

“Toward The End Of Time” By John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf, 334 pages, $25) ‘Toward the End of Time,” the latest novel by John Updike, prompts the same question raised …


‘Stupid’ Advice Talk Show Psychologist Does What She Can To Help Men Avoid Stupid Messes

Syndicated talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger hopes to help men examine themselves through her new book, “10 Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives.” Photo from KRT


‘Internet Guide’ Helps Save Time

Anyone who has ever surfed the Internet can attest that there is no shortage of information. The trouble is finding important information and paring it down to a useful, manageable …


Princess Di Reveals A Life Of Royal Pain

1. (Cover of “Diana: Her True Story”) 2. Princess Diana


‘Promise Of Winter’ Expresses Grief, Hope

“The Promise Of Winter: Quickening the Spirit on Ordinary Days and in Fallow Seasons” By Martin Marty/photographs by Micah Marty (Eerdmans, 112 pages, $16) This spring, as daffodils and tulips …


Books Take Readers Into Great Outdoors New Novels Put Twist Of Suspense In The Hunt

1. (photo of book jacket of “The Purification Ceremony”) 2. (photo of book jacket of “Hooked on Little Goose”)


New Book, Old News Kitty Kelley’s Book, ‘The Royals,’ Doesn’t Tell Us Anything We Didn’t Already Know

1. Kitty Kelley is causing quite a stir with her book on the royal family. Photo by Associated Press 2. Princess Diana is one of the subjects of Kelley’s newest …


‘Underworld’ Alarmingly Literary, Imaginative

“Underworld” by Don DeLillo (Scribner, 827 pages, $27.50) The real question posed by the publication of Don DeLillo’s “Underworld” is not if this is the great DeLillo novel everyone has …


Book Reveals Johnson’s Policy Secrets President Believed Castro Helped Assassinate Kennedy

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Books Provide Insight To Dalai Lama

“Kundun: A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama” by Mary Craig (Counterpoint, 416 pp. $26) “The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama” by …