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Northwest Passages Book Club features Sabina Khan, Mandy Manning discussing immigration, importance of diversity

UPDATED: Wed., April 21, 2021

Young adult fiction author Sabina Khan discussed her novel, “Zara Hossain Is Here,” in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club hosted by Mandy Manning, Washington's 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
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Locally Writ: Sabina Khan’s ‘Zara Hossain Is Here’ features Muslim LGBTQ+ teen heroine

UPDATED: Tue., April 20, 2021

Young adult fiction author Sabina Khan will discuss her novel, “Zara Hossein Is Here,” in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club hosted by Mandy Manning at 7 p.m. Monday.
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‘I’m still at it’: Author Paul Theroux talks Hunter S. Thompson and ‘Under the Wave at Waimea’ for Northwest Passages Book Club

UPDATED: Fri., April 16, 2021

American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux joined a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club to discuss his career and his novel, “Under the Wave at Waimea,” at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Riding the wave: Paul Theroux’s ‘Under the Wave at Waimea’ details fictional fast life of Tom Brady of surfing

UPDATED: Thu., April 15, 2021

He’s “Da Shark.” In the world of surfing, he’s the Dude. He’s a Triple Crown Winner, master of the giant waves, a death-defying monk seal of a man. He is the Tom Brady of surfing, LeBron of the bomb.
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Martha Hall Kelly to discuss new book ‘Sunflower Sisters’ with Northwest Passages Book Club

Author Martha Hall Kelly will join Northwest Passages Book Club virtually to discuss her latest historical fiction novel, “Sunflower Sisters,” with Kristi Burns at 5 p.m. Friday.
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Adrienne Kisner details teen drama, ‘Mythic Pennsylvania,’ ‘Six Angry Girls’ tidbits in NWP Book Club talk

UPDATED: Fri., March 19, 2021

Author Adrienne Kisner joined a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club to discuss her novel, “Six Angry Girls,” with Kristi Burns of the Spokesman-Review Thursday.
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Northwest Passages Book Club features YA author Adrienne Kisner

After living through her own high school and college years and then working with college and high school students even longer, author Adrienne Kisner found herself full of material for young-adult fiction.
News >  Spokane

Northwest Passages Book Club: Author Sarah Gailey discusses clone novel ‘The Echo Wife’

UPDATED: Fri., March 5, 2021

Sarah Gailey, author of “The Echo Wife,” joined Northwest Passages Book Club just hours after Deadline announced that Annapurna Productions had successfully optioned the book for film adaptation.
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Sarah Gailey’s ‘The Echo Wife’ echoes ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘The Stepford Wives’

Most people have joked or fanaticized about being able to clone themselves. Oh, how much they could get done by being able to be two places at once. Sarah Gailey brings that fantasy to life with one bizarre twist.
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Locally Writ: Sarah Gailey’s ‘The Echo Wife’ focuses on personal relationships

It took some time for author Sarah Gailey to earnestly put pen to paper, but Gailey's earliest memories were overflowing with story ideas. “I tossed around wanting to be a writer when I was a teenager," Gailey said.
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Northwest Passages Book Club features Wendy Katzman and Tracy Dobmeier of ‘Girls With Bright Futures’

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 22, 2021

Writing duo Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman discussed their debut novel “Girls With Bright Futures” during a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club moderated by the Spokesman-Review’s Kristi Burns Thursday.
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‘I want people to have a conversation’: Northwest Passages features Kim Johnson’s ‘This Is My America’

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 22, 2021

Author Kim Johnson discussed her debut novel, “This Is My America,” during a virtual meeting of the Northwest Passages Book Club moderated by Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan Tuesday.
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Connecting all the pieces of her life’s journey: Kim Johnson’s debut young adult novel is ‘This Is My America’

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 14, 2021

For author Kim Johnson, activism and social justice have been a lifelong pursuit. Her debut young adult novel, “This Is My America,” is a continuation of that goal, and, in a way, a gift to her younger self. Johnson will discuss “This Is My America” on Tuesday.
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Locally Writ: Writing together ‘a dream come true’ for Tracy Dobmeier, Wendy Katzman

If you loved “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” “Girls With Bright Futures” should be next on your list. Writing duo Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman will discuss their debut novel “Girls With Bright Futures” during Northwest Passages on Thursday.
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Northwest Passages Book Club talks brews, business with No-Li Brewhouse

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

No-Li Brewhouse owner John Bryant discussed the brewery’s recent accomplishments and upcoming goals with Don Chareunsy, The Spokesman-Review's features editor, in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club on Tuesday evening. Spokane was recently named one of the top 50 cities for beer drinkers in the country.
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Locally Writ: Biologist Sarah Elmeligi examines wisdom of and relationship with bears

The result of more than 20 years of research, biologist Sarah Elmeligi’s “What Bears Teach Us” explores the complex behavioral patterns of bears and examines the dynamics of bear-human interactions from the “ursine” perspective. Elmeligi will discuss the special wisdom of bears and the value of incorporating the human dimension.
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Jess Walter’s new book influenced by inequality of past and present

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2020

Novelist Jess Walter’s latest book was driven, in part, by the “horror of the inequality in income and wealth in America,” both now and when the story is set, he told the Northwest Passages Book Club Monday.
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Review: Walter’s ‘The Cold Millions’ is a colorful, richly told story of 1909 Spokane

It’s a turbulent time, driven by a stark, ridged divide in wealth. Peaceful protests erupt in the street, disrupted by violent agitators and police brutality. Women struggle to be treated as equals. Those who feel oppressed by the selfishness of injustice want social change now.
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Locally Writ: Jess Walter describes his new novel, ‘The Cold Millions,’ as ‘melody of the sentences’

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020

Local and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter had always dreamt of becoming a novelist, but journalism came to him first. He couldn’t have asked for a better detour, he said. “It was a great thing for me, to find that sense of curiosity and the deadline chops you get as a writer,” Walter said.
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Fun facts about award-winning Spokane author Jess Walter

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

Who says you can't stay home? It's a modification of the Bon Jovi hit, but the bottom line is that Jess Walter has enjoyed a great deal of success as a writer without leaving his hometown of Spokane. Here's a few fun facts about the East Valley High School alumnus.

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