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Spotlight: Sendak exhibit promises wild time at EWU

Let the wild rumpus begin. A national traveling exhibition, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” arrives at Eastern Washington University on Thursday.


Best-seller to read from her latest, this year’s ‘Reading’ pick

Mary Roach’s latest best-seller, “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void,” is about the most awkward piece of equipment in the space program: the human body. …


Target volunteers help give library ‘Magic School Bus’ theme

The library at Adams Elementary School now has an infusion of 110 books thanks to a $500 grant from Target. “Each year, each Target store gives a $500 book grant …


Book Notes: Roach packed for Spokane, will read Thursday

This is the big week for the city’s annual communitywide reading event, Spokane Is Reading. Best-selling author Mary Roach will be here Thursday to talk about “Packing for Mars,” her …


Kershner: Knox book author relied on ‘rules of journalism’

Amanda Knox collapsed in tears of relief when an Italian court overturned her conviction last week. Yet there was someone else in the courtroom, Spokane native and author Candace Dempsey, …


Book Notes: Auntie’s hosting Sedaris visit Dec. 1

David Sedaris, the best-selling writer and humorist, will return to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, on Dec. 1. The exact time and other details are still being worked out (although …


Roundup: New book celebrates Adams County

A stunning new coffee table book, “Drylands: A Rural American Saga” (University of Nebraska Press, $27.95), celebrates an under-celebrated corner of our region: the drylands country of Adams County. That …


Book Notes: Bamontes’ latest hits shelves

A new book by the well-known local history team of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte, “Spokane: Our Early History – Under All is the Land” (Tornado Creek Publications), is now on …


Book Notes: Make plans to visit Monkeyboy Books

Here’s a terrific downtown shop that all Spokane book lovers should know about: Monkeyboy Books, 123 S. Wall St. This is a used bookstore right across the atrium from the …


Book Notes: Harmon releases two new books

Michael Harmon, one of Spokane’s authorial success stories, has not just one, but two new books out this summer. The first is “Chamber of Five” (Knopf Books for Young Readers, …


Book Notes: Top local authors serve up new offerings

Two new books are being released by local award winners: • “Selective Abandonment” by Ann Clizer (WingSpan Press, $16.95) – Hayden, Idaho, author Clizer placed second in the Pacific Northwest …


Book Notes: Cheney author moves into fiction

Cheney author John R. Soennichsen has had plenty of success with his nonfiction books, including “Bretz’s Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World’s Greatest Flood” and …


Book Notes: Hanford’s legacy detailed in new books

Here are two new books about a crucial and controversial issue in our region: • “Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West” (University of Washington Press, $24.95), by John …


Book Notes: Cowboy poet Baxter Black lands at Auntie’s

His deep Western drawl is familiar to millions of National Public Radio listeners and his cowboy poetry is known around the world. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Baxter Black will …


Book Notes: Black set to star in film version of Walter’s ‘Poets’

Spokane novelist Jess Walter’s latest book, “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” has been picked up as a movie vehicle for Jack Black, retitled “Bailout.” This news came out of …


Book Notes: Get Lit!, Big Read big hits

The Get Lit! and Big Read numbers are in, and they’re impressive: • An estimated attendance of 3,000 for Get Lit!’s 50-plus events.


Book Notes: Barker to read from ‘Taliban Shuffle’

Here’s an acclaimed Afghan war memoir with a Spokane connection: “Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan,” by Kim Barker. Barker’s byline is familiar to longtime readers of The Spokesman-Review, since …


Best-selling books

Fiction 1. “Live Wire,” Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95)


Book Notes: Big events planned for O’Brien book

Spokane’s Big Read is in full swing, with events ranging from theatrical adaptations of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” to Vietnam-themed film screenings to various veteran-oriented discussions. I can’t …


Book Notes: GU Writers Series earns grant for fall

Author Rick Moody (“The Ice Storm”) drew an appreciative crowd at Gonzaga University on Wednesday evening as part of GU’s Visiting Writers Series. Moody read a section from his latest …


Book Notes: GU Writers Series plays host to Moody

Gonzaga University’s Visiting Writers Series presents its biggest name of the year on Wednesday: Rick Moody. Moody is the author of the novels “Garden State,” “Purple America,” “The Diviners” and, …


Book Notes: Get Lit! writing workshops set

Do you want to work on your poetry? Your nonfiction? Your playwriting? The Get Lit! writing workshops have been announced for Spokane’s premier literary festival on April 13-17.


Book Notes: ‘Radioman’ dedication to take place Feb. 25

Here’s a local development that illustrates the power of a book: On Dec. 22, the tower at Spokane International Airport was officially named the Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower. …


Patron fines hinder library

The East Side Library was on the list of Spokane Public Library branches threatened to close last year, partly because it has one of the lowest usage rates in the …


‘Forgetful’ diners get the run-down from angry waitress

There are a million crime stories in the big, or actually midsize, city. Here are two minor but entertaining ones. First, the Dine-n-Dash Sprint.


Booksellers find a new niche

WICHITA, Kan. – Watermark Books & Cafe on a midweek morning was bustling with book browsers and coffee sippers. It’s been a surprisingly good year for the Wichita bookstore, as …


‘Even Silence’ recounts woman’s captivity in Colombian jungle

Of all the horror, pain, and degradation both physical and mental that Ingrid Betancourt suffered during six and a half years in the Colombian jungle, perhaps nothing felt more dangerous …


Davis to dish laughs, wisdom at Auntie’s

Deanna Davis, a popular Spokane speaker and workshop leader, has a new book titled “Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie” (Perigee Books, $13.95), with the subtitle “A Down-to-Earth Recipe for Living …


Who will go to bat for books?

If only Eastern Washington University had an alumnus in the NFL who loved books. Then maybe the coolest literary event around would have a rock-solid budget, and the grass at …


Sherman Alexie wins prestigious fiction award

Seattle author Sherman Alexie has added another award to his groaning shelf of literary trophies — the 2010 Pen/Faulkner award for fiction for his book of short stories, essays and …