Stories tagged: books
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Introducing The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club
The Spokesman-Review is launching a community book club to celebrate and enjoy great authors and stories of the Northwest. We invite our readers to join us for evenings of exploration, …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Anne Lamott among first round of authors announced for 2018 Get Lit festival
“And this is just our first round of announcements, we have tons of other great authors coming and will make more announcements as we continue to contract with them,” said …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue
Out Tuesday, the one-time Fox News Channel personality’s book “Be Fierce” compiles many harassment stories she’s collected since her lawsuit last year that led to the ouster of former Fox …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Vestal’s novel ‘Daredevils’ claims top prize at Washington State Book Awards
Vestal’s win marks the third straight year the fiction prize has gone to a Spokane author.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6 p.m.
What haunted houses tell us about ourselves and our past
Colin Dickey, the author of “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places,” went around the country visiting haunted houses to see if they “could tell us something about who we …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Review: ‘Chasing Phil’ offers peek into organized crime
Howard sticks squarely to the facts in his telling of the agents’ journey, providing more of an overview of events in lieu of textured scenes.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, noon
With ‘Alchemy for Cells,’ Spokane poet Maya Jewell Zeller finds magic in collaboration
New collection, her third, will be launched with a party at the Bartlett.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, noon
American Life in Poetry: ‘The Hot Dog Factory (1937)’
Grace Cavalieri, who lives in Washington, D.C., has performed a great service for American poetry over the past forty years with her public radio show, “The Poet and the Poem.” …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
New ‘Fifty Shades’ novel from Christian’s point of view
Author E L James said in a statement that the new book would give readers a “darker and more haunted” take on Christian.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
British novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize
The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro marked a return to citing fiction writers following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the$1.1 million prize. It also continues …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Jesmyn Ward among finalists for National Book Awards
On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation announced short lists of five each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature and poetry. Fifteen of the 20 nominees are women.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
‘Tell’: Retired Maj. Margaret Witt tells all in new book about her legal fight
Witt, who was forced out of the Air Force Reserves because she is a lesbian, has co-written a book with Spokane journalist Tim Connor about the court battle that helped …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, noon
American Life in Poetry: ‘The Guardians’ by Jill Bialosky
Jill Bialosky is a New Yorker, an editor at W. W. Norton, and a daughter grieving the loss of loved ones.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Jamie Ford’s latest novel, ‘Love and Other Consolation Prizes,’ sets an immigration tale against the backdrop of Seattle’s two world’s fairs
The Montana author will read at Auntie’s Bookstore on Thursday. It’s his third novel, following “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” and “Songs of Willow Frost.”
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
James Patterson gives $1.75 million to classroom libraries
Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
AP Exclusive: Stephen King talks ‘It’ and other adaptations
More than 60 of Stephen King’s novels and short stories have been made into movies or TV series over the past 40 years, with a bumper crop of recent and …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Book review: In plantation kitchens, a personal connection to the past
“The Cooking Gene” is part history of American slavery, part memoir and part personal detective story. Over more than 400 pages, Michael Twitty chronicles his peripatetic travels through the American …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
Books that authors read to their own children
Read on for some lesser-known gems that will keep both the reader and audience enchanted through storytime.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
He writes, he acts, he tells jokes: Michael Ian Black will showcase it all in Spokane
On Saturday, before finishing up his last night at the Spokane Comedy Club, the actor-comedian-writer will hold two events at Auntie’s: one for the kids and one for their parents.
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.