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Northwest Passages Book Club - The Sound of Spokane written by Jim Kershner

Oct. 7, 2020, 4 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club - Anne Helen Petersen

Oct. 14, 2020, 7 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club - The Cold Millions: A Novel

Oct. 26, 2020, 7 p.m.

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Vanessa Veselka makes 2020 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Recent Northwest Passages Book Club guest author Vanessa Veselka’s “The Great Offshore Grounds” made the 2020 National Book Award long list for fiction, the National Book Foundation announced Friday.
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Excerpt: Vanessa Veselka’s ‘The Great Offshore Grounds’

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Author Vanessa Veselka’s latest novel, “The Great Offshore Grounds,” tells the story of sisters, Livy and Cheyenne, as they set out to claim an unusual inheritance from their estranged father. The book explores how individuals begin to navigate ethics and emotions until they find where in the world they belong.
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Locally Writ: Vanessa Veselka’s unsentimental love letter to America

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Growing up with a pair of writers for parents, Vanessa Veselka learned the value of being able to articulate her thoughts early. But it wasn’t until her late 30s while she was studying creative writing at Reed College that she seriously started identifying as a writer.
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Locally Writ: Heather Cabot joins Northwest Passages Book Club to discuss ‘The New Chardonnay’

Author and former ABC News correspondent Heather Cabot will join The Spokesman-Review reporter Kip Hill for a Northwest Passages Book Club virtual event to discuss her book, “The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream,” on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Max Brooks discusses new horror novel ‘Devolution’ with Northwest Passages Book Club

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Max Brooks (“World War Z”) joined Carolyn Lamberson for a Northwest Passages Book Club livestream to discuss his new horror novel, “Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre” Thursday night.
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