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Northwest Passages - Jess Walter

June 28, 2022, 7 p.m.

Bing Crosby Theater 901 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201

Northwest Passages - Leah Sotille

July 6, 2022, 7 p.m.

The Montvale Event Center 1019 W. First Ave Spokane, WA 99201

Northwest Passages - Jim DeFede

Aug. 8, 2022, 7 p.m.

The Bing Crosby Theater 901 W. Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 99201

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A&E >  Books

Eileen Garvin’s ‘The Music of Bees’ deserves the buzz

UPDATED: Fri., April 29, 2022

Eileen Garvin’s first novel, “The Music of Bees,” is a story for this unique time about three people trying to mend their broken lives. It comes during a year when most people feel their lives have been torn apart by a pandemic and are looking for ways to heal. Garvin’s novel provides a story of faith and perseverance.
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‘She knew she was risking her life:’ Northwest Passages features author who chronicled young female photojournalist in Vietnam War

UPDATED: Fri., April 15, 2022

French-born Catherine Leroy arrived in Vietnam in blonde pigtails. She looked like a child (she was 21), and no one was threatened by her. “As soon as she started selling photographs and winning awards, that changed,” Mary Cronk Farrell said. Farrell spoke about her book “Close-Up on War” on Wednesday night.
A&E >  Books

Review: ‘Close-Up on War’ an important book about Vietnam War, photojournalism

UPDATED: Tue., April 12, 2022

Catherine Leroy wasn’t who you would expect to garner success in the Vietnam War. In 1966 at age 21, she bought a camera and shipped herself to war-torn Vietnam. Most in Saigon thought she’d join the other aspiring war journalists and be wounded or killed during combat and leave just as soon as she got there.
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Review: ‘Red Paint’ is a memoir that touches your heart

We may never know exactly the beat of the drums inside the longhouse celebrations that had members of the Coast Salish dancing until dawn. That, as author Sasha taqʷšablu LaPointe points out in her riveting memoir “Red Paint,” is a private ceremony. It would be disrespectful to publicly talk about the rituals.
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Sasha LaPointe balances Indigenous traditions and the modern world in her memoir ‘Red Paint’

UPDATED: Tue., March 29, 2022

In a world bent on deciding other’s identities, author Sasha LaPointe did not forget, nor choose. She can navigate the salmon songs of her Upper Skagit and Nooksack ancestors and recite the lines to Bikini Kill’s debut album.
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