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It's a Book Club, Right?

Reading is a cornerstone of conversation, and we like to talk at The Spokesman-Review. What newspaper doesn’t like a good story? What we know here is that good stories are everywhere. The newspaper is one place to share them – but Northwest Passages Book Club created another space to share them in our community.

Northwest Passages Book Club can take you to any number of places all without leaving downtown Spokane. You are invited to come to one of our events and see what we mean!

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At Northwest Passages Book Club, chef and essayist Kate Lebo says ‘difficulty as a metaphor’ shaped ‘The Book of Difficult Fruit’

UPDATED: Wed., June 9, 2021

Beginning with the Aronia berry and ending with zucchini, local author and poet Kate Lebo’s “The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender and Unruly” is an alphabetical collection of memoirs and recipes taken from Lebo’s life.
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Bearing ‘Fruit’: Kate Lebo discusses her part memoir, part A-to-Z cookbook

Kate Lebo’s lyrical and literary "Book of Difficult Fruit" – part memoir, part cookbook – was published on April 6. The compilation of essays uses different fruits as key ingredients for recipes and storytelling.
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Secretary of Health lays out what’s ahead for the pandemic in Northwest Passages forum

UPDATED: Thu., June 3, 2021

State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah anticipates the need for booster vaccine shots in the future.
A&E >  Books

Kate Lebo’s ‘Book of Difficult Fruit’ invites readers to make their own discoveries

The 26 lyrical essays in this exceptional compendium of lesser-known or forgotten fruits, one for each letter, explore culinary, cosmetic, cultural, natural, medicinal and the author’s own often deeply personal history.
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Family Fun: Jennifer Longo offers readers glimpse of life for teen in foster care

One of the things that Jennifer Longo wants you to know about kids in foster care is it's not their fault. They're not bad kids; it's the adults around them who've failed. Another thing: You should listen to them.
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