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Huckleberries: CdA Mining District gold rush finally gets its due

Tony and Suzanne Bamonte tout their latest book of local history as a perfect gift for Father’s Day. But they’re being modest. “The Coeur d’Alenes Gold Rush and Its Lasting Legacy” is a swell gift for any student of history in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Any day.

Book Notes: Rock Doc’s book explores climate change

E. Kirsten Peters, who writes the Rock Doc column that runs in Monday’s Today section, has a new book out. Peters, a geologist by trade who taught geology and science at Washington State University, has written “The Whole Story Of Climate” for Prometheus Books. In the book, she looks at climate change from a geological perspective, and what geological studies of the earth’s history show about changing climate cycles and the human effect on those cycles.

Speaker series to host author-editor Bamonte

Spokane College Women’s Distinguished Speaker series will host author and editor Suzanne Bamonte on Wednesday at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Bamonte will discuss “Seven Frontier Women and the Founding of Spokane Falls,” a book written by Barbara Cochran.

Book Notes: D’Aoust book looks at world of dance

A fascinating book on a compelling subject – the world of high-level modern dance and ballet – by Sandpoint author Renée E. D’Aoust hits bookshelves this week. It’s an artistic memoir titled “Body of a Dancer” (Etruscan Press, $15). D’Aoust will read from it at a book-launch event at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St. in Sandpoint.

Book Notes: Bamontes’ latest hits shelves

A new book by the well-known local history team of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte, “Spokane: Our Early History – Under All is the Land” (Tornado Creek Publications), is now on bookstore shelves. The Spokane Association of Realtors commissioned the Bamontes to write the book for their centennial celebration. The original idea was to do a history of real estate – but it soon grew into much more than that.

First Miss Spokane lived in now-restored Craftsman house

The house in the Marycliff-Cliff Park National Register Historic District on Spokane’s South Hill is but one of several lovely Craftsman-style homes gracing the neighborhood, but this one, also listed individually on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, has a unique distinguishing feature: It was the childhood home of Marguerite Motie, the first and longest-reigning Miss Spokane.

Book Notes: Ferch scores big with debut collection

Shann Ray Ferch, a Gonzaga University professor writing under the pen name Shann Ray, releases his debut short-story collection “American Masculine” (Graywolf Press, $15) on Tuesday. It’s already getting high praise from big names: