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Book notes: Chuck Palahniuk to make a return to Spokane

Palahniuk (ALLAN AMATO)
Palahniuk (ALLAN AMATO)

Chuck Palahniuk will return to Spokane next month to sign copies of his graphic novel, “Fight Club 2,” hosted by Auntie’s Bookstore.

The Portland-based Palahniuk – who was raised in Burbank, Washington, outside the Tri-Cities – will be at the store beginning at noon on Sept. 10.

The graphic novel collects the 10 individual issues of the “Fight Club 2” comic book series released between May 27, 2015, and March 30 of this year from Dark Horse comics. The art is by Cameron Stewart (“Assassins Creed”). The comic catches up with Sebastian, Tyler and Marla a decade after the events of the 1996 novel “Fight Club.”

Customers will be required to buy either “Fight Club 2” or pre-order “Bait: Off-Color Stories For You To Color” – Palahniuk’s adult coloring book due out Oct. 25 – in order to get in the signing line. He will sign no more than three items per person. Tickets will be limited; patrons can make those purchases before the signing to reserve a ticket. See the Auntie’s website, or the event Facebook page, for more information.

The Portland-based writer is the author of 13 novels, a story collection and two works of nonfiction. Copies of “Fight Club 2” are available through Auntie’s. Call the store at (509) 838-0206 for more information. Auntie’s is located at 402 W. Main Ave. His appearance is co-sponsored by 5 Sons Media, which is hosting a conference, Connecting Writers with Hollywood, in Spokane Sept. 8-10.

In the Moss

One Spokane writer and a former Spokane writer, as well as a poet from Moscow, are featured in the new edition of Moss, an online literary journal that publishes works by writers from or who have strong ties to the Pacific Northwest.

Leyna Krow is featured with her short story “Sinkhole.” The Spokane writer will see her debut story collection, “I’m Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking” released next year. Her short story “Wild Child” was featured in The Spokesman-Review’s Summer Stories series in July.

Longtime Spokane resident and journalist Leah Sottile, who now calls Portland home, wrote “This is Meant to Hurt You,” a heartbreaking personal essay about her husband, who struggles with a debilitating and mysterious illness.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Midge, the poet laureate of Moscow and winner of the Kenyon Review Earthworks Prize for Indigenous Poetry, is featured with “The Jimmy Report,” a piece of creative nonfiction set in Bellingham.

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