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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Spokane native Timothy Egan brought his sense of humor with him Tuesday when he spoke to a packed house at the Bing Crosby Theater about the future of the Catholic Church, his admiration for Pope Francis and walking until his toes turned to hamburger.
Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, visits Northwest Passages celebrate the release of his latest book, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity".
Unsettled by his mother’s deathbed words about her long-held beliefs, Timothy Egan, a New York Times winner of the Pulitzer Prize and bestselling author, packed his own lapsed faith, curiosity and Pacific Northwest travel wear and set out to explore his own spirituality in his new book, “A Pilgrimage to Eternity.”
The phrase “Spokane’s own” comes to mind as Timothy Egan returns for a stop on his book tour.
Seattle writer Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, is coming to his hometown of Spokane on Oct. 29 to celebrate the release of his latest book with the Northwest Passages Book Club. Egan’s new book strays from the historical journalism for which he has become known. “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” chronicles Egan’s travels along the Via Francigena, a 1,200-mile medieval route that runs from Canterbury to Rome, where he sought an audience with Pope Francis.
Tony Bamonte, a prolific local historian and the three-term Pend Oreille County sheriff who unearthed evidence of a police cover-up in the murder of the Newport town marshal 54 years after the crime, died Thursday. He was 77.
Former Spokane residents Sherman Alexie and Timothy Egan also up for the state’s highest literary honor.
The 2011 Get Lit! headliners have been finalized, so we can tell you who’ll be appearing along with the previously announced Tim O’Brien and Ani DiFranco. Here’s the rest of the lineup:
“Spokane is Reading” descends upon the region this week like a … well, like a firestorm. Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn,” about the 1910 forest fires in Idaho and Montana, is this year’s “Spokane is Reading” book.
Timothy Egan, Spokane-bred winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, tackled the subject of the 1910 fires in his most recent bestseller, “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved America” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
Timothy Egan’s latest book, “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America,” has been chosen as the Spokane Is Reading book for 2010. It’s the true story of the catastrophic 1910 fires in Idaho, Montana and Washington.
Fans of fantasy sci-fi will be lining up at Auntie’s Bookstore on Tuesday to hear Terry Brooks, one of the giants of the genre, read from his latest novel, “The Princess of Landover” (Del Rey Hardcover, $26). Brooks, based in Seattle, has more than 21 million books in print. He has created numerous popular series, including the “Shannara” series, the “Word & Void” trilogy and the “Magic Kingdom of Landover” series.