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Book Notes: Tinman party will celebrate Gendron book

“Rattlebone,” a 128-page full color hardbound book collecting some 80 works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, will be celebrated with a release party on Oct. 19 at The Tinman Gallery.

The book is being published by the University of Washington Press in conjunction with a traveling exhibit of Gendron’s work that will debut at the Missoula Art Museum on Nov. 2.

Gendron will be on hand during the book launch, which will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave.

Grave tales

For the history buffs out there, Gray Dog Press of Spokane has published “A Guide to Spokane’s Historic Cemeteries” by John Caskey.

Caskey, who has worked as a historic preservation officer for the Fairmount Memorial Association in Spokane, will be giving a number of presentations on the subject at several upcoming events, including this Saturday’s “Walking With Ancestors” program of the Eastern Genealogical Association, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way.

The book was released on Friday.

eBooks hit libraries

A federal grant is allowing libraries in Lincoln County to add Nook and Kindle eReaders to their collections.

Libraries in Davenport, Harrington, Reardan, Sprague, Odessa, Wilbur and Ritzville are teaming up to buy the electronic devices. They’ll load popular content on the devices and have them available for checkout by patrons in November, according to a news release.

The eBooks will allow the libraries to more easily fill gaps in their collections. The libraries will buy one Kindle and one Nook each.

“We’ll try to cover a wide variety of genres that would appeal to a wide number of audiences,” said Reardan Memorial Library director Suzanne Schulz in the release. “We would like to have a wide collection of books for the Kindle or Nook users to read.”

Nelson releases

Award-winning Spokane-area author and cattle rancher Dawn Nelson will celebrate the release of her two newest books, “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “A Cowgirl Always Gets Even,” with a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene on Sept. 29.

“Wanted” is the fourth book in her Rancher series. “Cowgirl” is the follow up to “A Cowgirl Remembers When” and “A Cowgirl Never Forgets.” Both are being released by Gray Dog Press.

The cruise leaves the Coeur d’Alene Resort docks at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, two for $40 or four for $60 and will include an autographed copy of “Wanted.” They are available online at Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

After the cruise, the party will move to Bakery by the Lake, 601 E. Front St., across from McEuen Park, with wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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