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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Both Bush presidents openly condemned Trump, book claims. One even voted for Clinton.

The White House on Saturday disparaged the legacies of the only two living Republican presidents to precede Donald Trump, after reports that both men castigated Trump in interviews last year …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Idaho artist’s estate suing creators of fictional biography

The estate of a southwestern Idaho artist is attempting to delay the release of a new children’s book about the artist and suing its creators.


English edition of new Pope Francis book coming in March

NEW YORK – The first English language edition of Pope Francis’ new book is coming out in March. Image Books told the Associated Press on Thursday that it will release …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

The story of bald eagle shot by poacher made into a book

Beauty, a bald eagle, was shot by a poacher and left for dead with a shattered beak. She was rescued and brought to Birds of Prey Northwest, where she has …


Popular priest disinvited from Catholic University’s seminary after protests over his LGBT book

The Rev. James Martin, a popular priest who published a book earlier this year encouraging a bridge between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church, has been disinvited from giving …


Creating poetry in bleak times

For Natalie Peeterse, “Dreadful : Luminosity” is an essential description of a world that’s wracked by difficulty yet “just throbs with connection and meaning.”


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

In angry new book, Clinton defends campaign strategy

In a candid and angry new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the …


Publisher pulls book from Hillary Clinton’s pastor

The publisher of a collection of devotionals that Hillary Clinton’s pastor sent to her during her presidential campaign pulled the book on Tuesday after finding instances of plagiarism.


Hillary Clinton to speak in Portland to promote book

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Portland to promote her new book, “What Happened.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

‘Daredevils,’ the debut novel by SR columnist Shawn Vestal, is a finalist for Washington Book Award

Former Spokane residents Sherman Alexie and Timothy Egan also up for the state’s highest literary honor.


Angelina Jolie says child casting story is false, upsetting

Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film “First They Killed My Father” are false and upsetting. An excerpt from a Vanity Fair …


Spark’s Dial-A-Story project rings up a ‘sense of community’ in West Central

Pick up a phone, hear a true story.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said Bond “will be forever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffel coat and wellington boots, which touched …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Baltimore Book Festival disinvites Rachel Dolezal after backlash

Organizers of the Baltimore Book Festival say they have decided to disinvite Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who led others to believe she was black.


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Book World: Baldwin wields the pen against his own soul

The portrait on the cover of Alec Baldwin’s new memoir does not show a celebrity basking in the glow of a long and lustrous career. It shows a man who …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

For Spokane’s John Patrick Lynch, a battle becomes a memoir

In his recently released memoir, “Tales of an Old Katfish,” (The Rheumatoid Arthritis Project, 2016) Lynch, 69, writes, “… the inflammation continued to wage unrelenting war on my joints.”


Book World: The quiet allure of Charles Cumming’s ‘A Divided Spy’

Charles Cumming’s thrillers have been favorably compared to those of John le Carré and Len Deighton, and justly so. The three British authors sharply evoke a shadowy world of spies …


New Hap and Leonard novel is one dirty puppy

One almost feels guilty enjoying their raw, rollicking adventures. But Joe R. Lansdale, an Edgar Award-winning writer, has a way of winning readers over with his deceptively elegant brand of …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos in hot water: Conservative group cancels speech; book pulled

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat …


Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady …


Book review: ‘Idaho’ ponders unfathomable tragedy and its aftermath

Emily Ruskovich, a 2015 O. Henry Award winner for “Owl,” builds her novel around the implosion of the Mitchell family after Jenny murders her younger child, May, and the older …


Bellevue-bound: David Oshinsky’s history of America’s most storied hospital

A fault line lies across the history of Bellevue Hospital so that the rumble of major social trends, political history and, less surprisingly, changes in scientific understanding create seismic waves …


Amazon flooded with negative reviews of Megyn Kelly’s memoir

Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s new memoir.


An indulgent read for fans of ski-film mogul Warren Miller

At first glance, an autobiography from Warren Miller, a 92-year-old resident of Orcas Island and Montana, depending on the season, might seem like career overkill – based purely on the …


Review: ‘Patient H.M.’ unearths lobotomy doctor’s secrets

In a book that will rank with Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in the realm of outstanding medical ethics narratives, Luke Dittrich uncovers the story of his …


Witness in ‘Serial’ murder case, now living in Spokane, writes memoir

Asia McClain Chapman didn’t know what a podcast was when friends began contacting her at her home in Spokane nearly two years ago. Now, the star alibi witness has written …


Buyers of pitchman’s bogus weight-loss book to get refunds

Federal authorities are poised to begin compensating customers who purchased a fraudulent weight-loss book from imprisoned infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.


Shawn Vestal: Story of returned 1946 copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’ grows

The story of Rogers High School’s wandering copy of “Gone With the Wind” just keeps going – now with a possible exoneration of sorts. A copy of Margaret Mitchell’s massive …


Storyline Revolves Around Immigrants To Big Sky Country

Welcome to Blue Deer, Mont., the setting for “The Edge of the Crazies” (Hyperion, $20.95), Jamie Harrison’s debut novel. Blue Deer is a quiet little town filled with the old-time …


New Experiences

There’s always a new crop of fresh-faced writers emerging. But here in the mid-‘90s, there’s a subtle twist on this old theme: Suddenly, the literary scene is awash with new …