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Olivia Hawker

Olivia Hawker....Libbie Hawker - one author, two names! Find out how she keeps them straight! Her first two novels from Lake Union Publishing, The Ragged Edge of Night and One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow (2019), are based on true stories found within the author’s family tree.

Making Life Work on Your Terms

Join us in honoring The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Women of The Year, with keynote address from Karen Wickre and Tess Vigeland. These women never hit the glass ceiling. They created their own way around it, finding success on their own terms. Wickre has been one of the highest-ranking women at both Google and Twitter. Now she’s the best-selling author of "Taking the Work out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections that Count." Vigeland’s voice is instantly familiar to anyone who listens to NPR. She was the longtime anchor for public radio’s “Marketplace.” Then she walked away from it all and wrote a book about making that “Leap.”  Vigeland was just honored with the Edward R Murrow Award for her creation of “After Paradise,” a locally produced weekly program covering recovery from the Camp Fire—the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.

Chris Bovey

Spokane's favorite neighborhoods and haunts, commemorated into beautiful artwork with a vintage feel by Chris Bovey. Bovey has finally compiled a coffee table book of favorites, and we will hear the stories that connect all of us to his artwork.

World Court

Preview of 2019-2020 Gonzaga men's and women's seasons with Spokesman-Review journalists and Gonzaga coaches, told through the lens of the teams' international recruiting and international travel.

Timothy Egan

National Book Award Winner and Bestselling Author Timothy Egan returns to Spokane - courtesy of AUNTIE'S- with his new book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith.

Tom Mueller

Mueller spent the last seven years researching, writing about and interviewing whistleblowers. Just weeks ahead of the release of his book, “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,” a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump made international news and sparked an impeachment inquiry.

Rene Denfield

Rene Denfeld visits the Northwest Passages Book Club Stage in support of her new novel, “The Butterfly Girl” which will be published October 1, 2019. The book is already earning early acclaim. Margaret Atwood proclaims it a “heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, yet ultimately hopeful novel.” Her first novel, “The Enchanted” (Harper 2014), was awarded the French Prix award, an ALA Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and a Carnegie Listing The book was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, The Oregonian's Best Book of the Year, and listed for the Dublin International fiction prize. Her second novel, “The Child Finder” (Harper 2017), is a literary thriller examining the role of a young woman in finding a missing child.

Ben Goldfarb’s “Eager:The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter”

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers.

Summer Stories 2019

The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series. For 10 weeks, some of Spokane’s best writers will share new, original works of short fiction based on a central theme. In recent years, writers have taken us on a road trip, camping in the woods, diving into the lake and floating down the river. For this sixth edition of Summer Stories, we’ve decided to go back to where it started: the past.

Non Sequitur: an Evening with Wiley Miller

The Spokesman-Review readers voted and Non Sequitur will return to the comic pages of the paper on Sunday August 4, 2019. The day after his comic returns to The Spokesman-Review – Monday, Aug. 5 – Wiley Miller will be a part of a special gathering of our very popular Northwest Passages book club and community forum.

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