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The Verve: Book’s heroes are kids

Jessica Rising travels every day, either hanging on to the wings of her imagination or sliding through a portal in the bathtub drain. Her recent “vacation” took place in Nil, …


Book’s heroes are kids

Jessica Rising travels every day, either hanging on to the wings of her imagination or sliding through a portal in the bathtub drain. Her recent “vacation” took place in Nil, …


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 …


Books in Motion’s audio releases cater to readers on the go

Gary Challender is a lifesaver, and has the testimonials to prove it. Not bad for a guy who spends most of his time with his nose in novels.


Book Notes: Abrams lands at Auntie’s for Tuesday night reading

David Abrams spent 20 years in the Army as a journalist and public affairs specialists. During his career he served in places as far-flung as Japan, Thailand, Africa, Alaska and …


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 …


Review: Walter’s short stories ‘funny, insightful’

We all know Jess Walter as a novelist. The award-winning “The Zero” and “Citizen Vince.” The lauded “The Financial Lives of the Poets.” And last year’s amazing “Beautiful Ruins.” With …


Jess Walter eager to release collection of short stories

Jess Walter has always written short stories. His first few – except the one he wrote for a writing contest and won $25 – didn’t make him a dime. But …


Q&A: Hey, brother, learn to hold your water

Every few years, brothers Jess and Ralph Walter hit the road to cover their alma mater, Eastern Washington University, in various sporting events for The Spokesman-Review. In December, they missed …


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 …


Clark: Reading some heavy lifting might toughen kids up

John Goedde can try to laugh it off all he wants. But his idea to make Idaho high schoolers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” is a keeper. I’ll go Goedde …


Local civilian contractors among first American POWs in WWII

After seven decades, Don Rumpel still gets choked up as he recalls his father’s internment in Japanese prison camps and his liberation at the end of World War II. His …


Spotlight: Oates joins 2013 lineup for Get Lit!

I think it’s fair to say that Joyce Carol Oates is the headliner of the headliners at this year’s Get Lit! Oates, author of “We Were the Mulvaneys” and dozens …


Books: ‘Rumsfeld’s Rules’ coming in May

NEW YORK — Here is a “known known” for publishing this spring: The many aphorisms of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are coming out in book form. “Rumsfeld’s Rules” …


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 review: ‘Tribes of Hattie’ truly heartbreaking

The Lord has spoken. “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” a debut novel by Ayana Mathis, is the next choice of the Oprah 2.0 Book Club. Iowa Writers Workshop graduate Mathis …


Self-publishing offers an array of choices for authors

You can hardly swing a Kindle these days without hitting a published author. Novels, how-to guides, treatises, survival stories, childhood memories, community histories, personal memoirs – all are welcome in …


Book Notes: Times’ critic praises Lynch

Longtime New York Times critic Janet Maslin has included a novel by a former Spokesman-Review reporter on her list of 10 favorite books of 2012. And no, it was not …


Book Notes: Author’s first novel scores with critics

This past spring, Mt. Spokane High School English teacher Bruce Holbert published his first novel, “Lonesome Animals,” with Counterpoint Press. Since then, the Western detective story has garnered good reviews …


Travel books as gifts: From memoir to coffee table

NEW YORK – From memoirs and maps to beautiful hard-covers suitable for coffee-table display, here are some ideas for holiday gifts from this year’s crop of travel books and publications. …


Bureau helps promote reading

Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …


Speaker series to host author-editor Bamonte

Spokane College Women’s Distinguished Speaker series will host author and editor Suzanne Bamonte on Wednesday at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. …


Book Notes: Shields hits GU on Nov. 30 to talk leadership

Gonzaga University will bring author David Shields to Spokane for a series of talks Nov. 30. Shields has written 14 books, including “How Literature Saved My Life,” which will be …


Book Notes: Blended families star in Winget’s ‘Smidgen’

Unlike her character Piper Lee, Dianna Dorisi Winget’s future stepchildren didn’t try to sabotage her marriage to their father. “They’re both really good kids, but it’s still really difficult” to …


Book Notes: EWU’s Spatz will read from ‘Inukshuk’ Tuesday

Gregory Spatz, a writing professor at Eastern Washington University, will read from his latest book, “Inukshuk,” on Tuesday at North Idaho College. Spatz, who won a Washington State Book Award …


Book Notes: Author Six sets regional visits

Eva Gayle Six, author of the historical novel “Jennie’s Tiger,” has a couple of author events planned around the region this month. She will be at the Meyers Falls Market …


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: Tinman party will celebrate Gendron book

“Rattlebone,” a 128-page full color hardbound book collecting some 80 works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, will be celebrated with a release party on Oct. 19 at The Tinman Gallery. …