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Timothy Egan comes home to share ‘A Pilgrimage to Eternity’ with Northwest Passages Book Club

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Seattle writer Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, is coming to his hometown of Spokane on Oct. 29 to celebrate the release of his latest book with the Northwest Passages Book Club. Egan’s new book strays from the historical journalism for which he has become known. “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” chronicles Egan’s travels along the Via Francigena, a 1,200-mile medieval route that runs from Canterbury to Rome, where he sought an audience with Pope Francis.
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Rob Curley: Author Tom Mueller, who has Spokane roots, explains America’s ‘Crisis of Conscience’

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Like when you work for seven years researching and writing a book that takes a massive deep dive into the complicated and often misunderstood world of whistleblowers only to have one of the largest and most important whistleblower cases in our country’s history begin at almost exactly the same time your book is to be released. That’s exactly what happened to Tom Mueller.

A&E >  Books

Life as a homeless teen inspires ‘The Butterfly Girl’

Rene Denfeld’s new novel “The Butterfly Girl” is a heartbreaking story of children living on the streets of Portland who face some of the worst kinds of predatory crimes, including sexual abuse, trafficking and kidnapping.

Northwest Passages upcoming events

October 23: Rene Denfeld, "The Butterfly Girl" in conversation with Chris Crutcher - a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit Safety Net and Volunteers of America Crosswalk program  Get tickets.


October 28:  Tom Mueller, "Crisis of Conscience Whistleblowers in An Age of Fraud"  Get tickets.


October 29:  Timothy Egan, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity- From Canterbury to Rome in Search of Faith" (book available October 15, 2019) Get tickets


November 4: World Court  - Benefit for Quentin Hall Get tickets


November 12: Vintage Spokane The Art of Chris Bovey Get tickets


November 14:  Making life work on your terms: A candid conversation between Karen Wickre and Tess Vigeland about finding your own way to bypass the glass ceiling  Get tickets

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