Stories tagged: books
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
American Life in Poetry: ‘Milkweed’ by Bradford Tice
Here’s a poem celebrating milkweed by Bradford Tice, whose most recent book of poetry is “What the Night Numbered,” from Trio House Press. Our Monarch butterfly population depends upon milkweed, …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
American Life in Poetry: ‘Honeysuckle’ by Karla Morton
My boyhood home in Iowa was surrounded by honeysuckle bushes that my father sprayed with the hose on summer evenings, and we’d open the windows and have 1940s air conditioning, …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Hulse’s ‘Black River’ selected for Everybody Reads program
Everybody Reads, like the Spokane is Reading and the national Big Read program, encourages entire communities to read the same book, then share in the discussion.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive
PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had assembled more than 1,500 hours of audio and visual material for a digital …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Summer Stories: ‘Something Follows’
Simmons loved to run the river trail past what was normal – season, time of day, duration. If a normal person said the end of October was about the limit …
Sat., July 22, 2017
Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Alexie’s mother’s life and death
For an author whose work in fiction and poetry is shot through with barely disguised personal elements, it’s, like, weird to get the story in a form that purports to …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition” promises to take readers through subjects studied at Potter’s wizarding school, Hogwarts. “Harry Potter – A Journey Through …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Failing at the rules for chit chat
If the sign says “Ten items or less,” I check my basket and don’t start a pedantic conversation about whether it should read
Sat., July 15, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Review: A revealing look at the beloved, mysterious Harper Lee
Flynt’s “Mockingbird Songs” is a testament to their friendship and to the value of patient cultivation of friendships, loyalty and the value of skilled letter writing. She wrote to Wayne …
Sat., July 8, 2017
Michael Connelly writes at a killer pace
This month Connelly is publishing “The Late Show,” which kicks off a new series featuring LAPD Detective Renee Ballard. He spoke to the Washington Post by phone from Los Angeles. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Spokane County Library District chief Nancy Ledeboer to retire; worked to ‘turn libraries outward’
Spokane County Library District Director Nancy Ledeboer will retire this September.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Spokane’s lingering taste for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is best served online
Spokane County readers like their “Fifty Shades of Grey” with the discretion of anonymity
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans
As the 20th anniversary of the initial publishing of the first Harry Potter book is celebrated this week, another generation is being introduced to Harry, Hogwarts and all the rest …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
J.K. Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in Britain on June 26, 1997.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Oprah picks debut novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for book club
Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” was published in 2016 and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, an honor previously given to Philip Roth and Ann Patchett, among others. The book tells …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October
The book is called “Turtles All the Way Down” and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she copes with mental illness.
Thu., June 22, 2017
American Life in Poetry: ‘Porcupine’ by Kelly Madigan
Kelly Madigan lives in Nebraska and this poem is from her book,
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3 p.m.
Pulitzer winner Tracy K. Smith named the 22nd poet laureate
Tracy K. Smith grew up in a house lined with books, an eclectic library that included dime-store mysteries, 19th-century novels, science fiction paperbacks, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Reader’s Digest Abridged Classics. …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Girl uses ‘Hunger Games’ to rescue friend with leg wound
Quick-thinking 12-year-old fan of Katniss Everdeen uses a tourniquet, which she learned about in “The Hunger Games,” to stop her friend’s bleeding.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Staying sharp: Five tips for keeping kids’ brains engaged over summer break
Learning doesn’t have to stop when the last school bell rings. As lazy days of summer loom, parents can encourage steps for keeping kids intellectually engaged to avoid that potential …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
How to get your children to relax – and learn – on those long car trips
For parents, long car trips can be anxiety-producing. Hours on the road – especially in traffic – can lead to some serious whining from the back seat. Never mind iPads …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Book rejecting climate science sent to teachers
Kendrick High School science teacher Eric McDowell is one of thousands of teachers to receive a copy of “Why Scientists Disagree on Climate Change,” a book being distributed nationwide through …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg’s workout becomes a book
The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice is about to join the ranks of workout superstars with a book about her exercise routine. “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
David Sedaris diaries are mundane, profane, downright odd
David Sedaris, over more than a quarter century, has earned many job descriptions: humorist, playwright, essayist, author and radio contributor.
Sat., June 3, 2017, noon
American Life in Poetry: ‘Nothing But Good’ by Sarah White
We’re taught to never speak ill of the dead. Well, then, what do we do? Perhaps we forgive. Here’s a lovely poem by Sarah White, who lives in New York. …
Fri., June 2, 2017, noon
‘Llama’ and love live on after author Anna Dewdney’s death
On June 6, Viking will publish “Little Excavator,” one of the last books “Llama Llama” author Anna Dewdney wrote and illustrated to completion before her death in September, at age …
Sat., May 27, 2017, noon
American Life in Poetry: ‘Stung’ by Heid E. Erdrich
The University of Minnesota Press has published a wonderful new collection of bee poems,
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
‘Big Bang Theory’ star shares her wisdom in ‘Girling Up’
Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence. She joins her intelligence with experience in …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Fire guts New York bar favored by author Jack Kerouac
NORTHPORT, N.Y. – A famous New York bar once frequented by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac has been gutted by a fire. Officials in the village of Northport on Long …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 4 p.m.
American Life in Poetry: ‘Sunday Flying’ by Patricia Hooper
During the 12 years we’ve been doing this weekly column, today’s poem will be the first time I’ve offered you a plane ride. It’s just one of a number of …