Stories tagged: books
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Best-selling author coming to Spokane
Sat., March 31, 2018
I’ve never seen a frigate bird (or a frigate) but wanted to offer you a poem to prove that the hawks and crows of the Great Plains aren’t the only …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
This week, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn joins such literary heroes as Norman Mailer and Jack Kerouac, not to mention such acting peers as Ethan Hawke and James Franco, as an …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 4 p.m.
With Dorianne Laux I’ve shared the experience of having a bird enraged at her reflection in a window.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Tickets are available for April events hosts hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s popular Northwest Passages Book Club and Community Forum.
Sat., March 17, 2018
I’m devoted to yard and garage sales, and love to spend time with friendly strangers in scuffed front yards and oily, dim garages. Here’s a poem by Matthew Brennan, who …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Hachette Book Group had planned to release the paperback of his memoir “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” in April. Hachette told The Associated Press on Sunday that …
Sun., March 11, 2018
There’s violence in his latest book, “Whiskey,” which comes out Tuesday from Farrar Straus Giroux. But in his mind, it’s violence of a different variety.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Kim Chaffin insists she’s no writer. “I can’t spell,” she said. “I once took a message at my dad’s business from someone who wanted a quote on rough castings. I …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Beloved children’s writer will be in Spokane on Saturday to present her new picture book, “La La La.”
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
One thing I’ve tried to do with this column is to show off poets who do indeed write about contemporary American life, and who see deep into the ordinary parts …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
Author Tayari Jones has been keeping a big secret about her new book “An American Marriage” for a very long time, at least it has seemed that way.
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
“I think seeing the possibility of love, in anything, in betrayal, in war, in abuse – I think it asks us to be courageous. It asks us to notice love,” …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been – at least …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
“Who’s the best narrator you ever saw? You’re looking at him,” the actor said with a laugh during a recent telephone interview, invoking a signature line as the grinning astronaut …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Character actress Jenifer Lewis has played the hilarious, take-no-prisoners grandmother Ruby Johnson to great acclaim for 3
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Popular writer, writing teacher and progressive activist will speak at the Bing Crosby Theater on April 28.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Le Guin won an honorary National Book Award in 2014 and warned in her acceptance speech against letting profit define what is considered good literature.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Super librarian Nancy Pearl never expected to write a novel. “It was never on my bucket list,” she said, speaking before an audience of nearly 170 people Saturday in the …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
In remembrance of Sue Grafton, who created memorable detective Kinsey Millhone, and left a remarkable literary legacy
Why do so many of us read detective novels, putting ourselves into the worn shoe leather of obsessive loners determined to crack a case? I think it’s because there’s something …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
Reviewing lists of top checkouts from both the Spokane Puiblic Library and the Spokane County Library District reveals patterns and trends about what Spokane read or listened to last year.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
“The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly” by Stephanie Oakes will be told over 10 30-minute episodes on Facebook Watch.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Philip K. Dick loved to write about ordinary guys. Ordinary guys who commute by space-car to Ganymede every morning. Or who make a wrong turn on a business trip and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Two authors from the Inland Northwest are among the winners of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
Coming out in 2018 are new volumes from a Pulitzer Prize winner with North Idaho roots, two winners of the Washington Book Award, popular local young adult authors and poets …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
Pearl, the only librarian with her own action figure and the author of the novel, “George and Lizzie,” will be on stage in conversation with Sharma Shields, a Spokane author …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
Will this be the year you hit the treadmill for an hour every day, make all your meals at home, learn a new language and max out your retirement savings …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
By all accounts, the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a huge success in 2017. Counterintuitively, the Margaret Atwood novel it was based on has been a constant on best-seller …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling to all-time lows after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers.