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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.

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A&E >  Food

Northwest Passages Book Club talks brews, business with No-Li Brewhouse

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

No-Li Brewhouse owner John Bryant discussed the brewery’s recent accomplishments and upcoming goals with Don Chareunsy, The Spokesman-Review's features editor, in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club on Tuesday evening. Spokane was recently named one of the top 50 cities for beer drinkers in the country.
A&E >  Books

Locally Writ: Biologist Sarah Elmeligi examines wisdom of and relationship with bears

The result of more than 20 years of research, biologist Sarah Elmeligi’s “What Bears Teach Us” explores the complex behavioral patterns of bears and examines the dynamics of bear-human interactions from the “ursine” perspective. Elmeligi will discuss the special wisdom of bears and the value of incorporating the human dimension.
A&E >  Books

Jess Walter’s new book influenced by inequality of past and present

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2020

Novelist Jess Walter’s latest book was driven, in part, by the “horror of the inequality in income and wealth in America,” both now and when the story is set, he told the Northwest Passages Book Club Monday.
A&E >  Books

Locally Writ: Jess Walter describes his new novel, ‘The Cold Millions,’ as ‘melody of the sentences’

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020

Local and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter had always dreamt of becoming a novelist, but journalism came to him first. He couldn’t have asked for a better detour, he said. “It was a great thing for me, to find that sense of curiosity and the deadline chops you get as a writer,” Walter said.
A&E >  Books

Review: Walter’s ‘The Cold Millions’ is a colorful, richly told story of 1909 Spokane

It’s a turbulent time, driven by a stark, ridged divide in wealth. Peaceful protests erupt in the street, disrupted by violent agitators and police brutality. Women struggle to be treated as equals. Those who feel oppressed by the selfishness of injustice want social change now.
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