Stories tagged: books
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.
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 …
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 …
Sat., July 21, 2018
In one of my recent columns I wrote about the importance to the overall effect of a poem of having a strong ending, and here’s a fine example of that.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Steven Woolfolk said he thinks there are more than 30,000 books in his house, and that total doesn’t include his three storage rooms and another facility.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 8 a.m.
Generations of toddlers have grown up reading “Stellaluna,” the beautifully illustrated tale of the little lost bat raised by birds. But very few readers know the story behind the picture …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A river defines a city like nothing else. Think of London and the Thames, Paris and the Seine, New York and the Hudson. Spokane, of course, has the Spokane River, …
Sun., June 24, 2018, noon
“The President Is Missing” reveals as many secrets about the U.S. government as “The Pink Panther” reveals about the French government. And yet it provides plenty of insight on the …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Terrance Sanders experienced numerous ups and downs during his lengthy arena football career. That’s continued in his post-football life.
Fri., June 22, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
When she was 14, Diane Guerrero, the actress best known for her roles in “Orange Is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” was separated from her immigrant parents, too.
Sun., June 17, 2018
The Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt and other writers for an evening of words, wine and live music on July 11.
Sat., June 16, 2018
James Crews, who lives in Vermont, was for two years our assistant at American Life in Poetry. A fine poet in his own right, he has just published a new …
Sun., June 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Neal Thompson’s new memoir of fatherhood tells the intimate story of raising rebellious teenagers who love to skate. He shares an excerpt in advance of his June 13 visit to …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Portland author Chuck Palahniuk, who rose through the ranks of the literary world following the big-screen adaptation of his novel “Fight Club,” said “years of income” have been wiped out …