Stories tagged: books
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
The Pulitzer Prize winner shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
It’s been a very long time since I was young, but I remember the giddiness of first love, and David Steingass, a Wisconsin poet, shows us in this poem how …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Craig Johnson, the best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Oct. 10 to talk about his new book, “Depth of Winter.”
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
In our final entry in Summer Stories: The Road Trip, novelist Alexis Smith sends recently divorced Maggie on a cross-state bicycle trek to her future.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8 a.m.
To celebrate the end of summer, here is a sonnet full of explosions by Maryann Corbett, who lives in Minnesota.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
In week 9 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Spokane author Kris Dinnison follows along as a mother and daughter take one last drive to the coast.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 4:10 a.m.
The deft essays in Michael Branch’s “How to Cuss in Western (And Other Missives from the High Desert)” remind me of Patrick McManus, the former Sandpoint resident, EWU professor, novelist …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 2 p.m.
Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 11 a.m.
“Enabling” gardens allow anyone to get outside and dig in the dirt.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
As a kid, I remember being baffled by the way my grandparents scurried about their Manhattan apartment before the cleaning lady showed up. As a young adult, I couldn’t believe …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
In week 8 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Spokane author Chelsea Martin watches as a daughter learns the hard lessons not passed down from her mother.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
Carol V. Davis lives in California, and once was an artist-in-residence at the Homestead Monument in Nebraska, where I met her. The following poem, her fourth to be published in …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 1:37 p.m.
Saslow’s newspaper story on Derek Black, a white nationalist who changed his views, won a PEN Award. His book is due out in September.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
In week 7 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, English teacher, cartoonist and novelist Simeon Mills imagines a world where “the family you make” has a very different connotation.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 4 p.m.
For Mary Mendenhall, writing a book is not the stuff of dreams. It’s what happened to her when she was praying in a chapel in Kampala, Uganda.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Her second novel, “The Arsonist,” will compete in the category of Books for Young Adults (ages 13 and up).
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
More than 150 people turned out Wednesday night as The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club presented an evening of Summer Stories based on the newspaper’s annual short fiction series.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.
Craig Brown’s delectable “Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret” is not a novel, though its subject seems like a sublime work of fiction, too imperious to be true.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 5 a.m.
In week 6 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, novelist and English professor Kim Barnes, of Moscow, Idaho, traces one woman’s journey through sobriety to fulfillment.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
For me, poetry’s most moving subject is impermanence, and I will never read too many poems about it, each with their own very personal and specific points of view.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
“A Room on the Garden Side,” written in 1956, appears in the summer edition of The Strand Magazine.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Spokane author Chris Crutcher talks about his new novel and recent experiences on the front lines of high school shootings.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Northwest Passages hosts an evening of live storytelling with summer tunes, wine and burgers, too. Get tickets.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
In week 5 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Shann Ray tells of one man’s journey toward love.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 2 p.m.
Here is a poem by Richard Schiffman that has a little fun with the hair-on-fire excesses of grand opera.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Local authors Stephanie Oakes, Alexis Smith, Shawn Vestal and Kris Dinnison share new fiction about road trips.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Tell people they get to choose, and then don’t listen to them, and you’re left with citizens who act like pissed off children. Say you trust them with power, and …