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Summer Stories: ‘Red Zone’ by Ben Goldfarb

Hank went down to the dock before dawn. Dirty spring snow lingered along the cobble path that led from cabin to lakeshore. The mist hung so thick that he heard the canoe before he saw it, the rhythmic clunk of aluminum on wood. 

Ben Goldfarb brings “The Lorax” to Storytime from the Tower

Ben Goldfarb, author of “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” reads an all-time favorite, “The Lorax” (published by Random House, 1971). This classic Dr. Seuss tale’s message is always relevant.

Can't find your copy of “The Lorax?” Haven't read “Eager” either? Order it from Auntie’s Bookstore!

Author Tom Mueller in Spokane

Author Tom Mueller speaks to a capacity crowd at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane during a gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Read about the event here.

Ben Goldfarb at Northwest Passages Book Club

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Ben Goldfarb, author of "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter", appeared at the Northwest Passages Book Club event at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane. He talked about the importance of beavers in ecosystems while being interviewed by Eli Francovich, Outdoors Editor of The Spokesman-Review.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Ben Goldfarb

Ben Goldfarb visits with Eli Francovich, The Spokesman-Review's Outdoors editor. In “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter,” environmental journalist 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.