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Reading the Northwest: Book club authors share their 2018 favorites

The Spokesman-Review launched Northwest Passages a year ago as a book club and community forum with a mission to get people reading – and talking. If anything, we underestimated the passion of our readers, as crowds packed venues to hear writers including Craig Johnson, creator of the Longmire mysteries; Jess Walter, the best-selling Spokane novelist; and Tara Westover, author of a celebrated memoir about growing up off the grid in Idaho.
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Reading the Northwest: Why Rick Steves sees travel as a political act

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Rick Steves has been guiding Americans through Europe for so many years, it’s like an old friend leading us along the ancient cobbled streets. His book, “Travel as a Political Act” urges Americans to go beyond tourist attractions and dig deeper in their travels.