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Book review: Hanford is horrific for Millie in ‘The Cassandra’

An acquaintance who studied electrical engineering received a plum job offer from a military contractor after graduation. He turned the offer down. Unlike poor Mildred “Millie” Groves in this novel, …

Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

Nicole Chung asked her adoptive mother an important question when she was a child: “Mama, am I real Korean?”

‘I’m Still Here’ author Austin Channing Brown to speak at Whitworth

Delia Owens reading at the library postponed until March.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

John Blanchette: Time to read up on your Kennel Club history

John Blanchette: Whatever grand aspirations get attached to the authoring of history books, they all start with the same premise. Correcting memories that are faulty, or worse. Too much history, …

Booming sales for Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ Trump presidency book

Bob Woodward’s “Fear” is spreading quickly.

Trump promises a ‘real book’ on his White House

President Donald Trump said Monday that he will write a “real book” about his time in the White House, as he continued to seek to discredit other efforts to chronicle …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Trump insists he’s ‘exact opposite’ of Woodward’s portrayal

President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he’s “the exact opposite” of Bob Woodward’s portrayal of him in a new book that has set off a firestorm in the White House …

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House as current and former aides of President Donald Trump are quoted …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing …

Book review: Princess Margaret’s beauty and arrogance are on parade in ‘Ninety-Nine Glimpses’

Craig Brown’s delectable “Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret” is not a novel, though its subject seems like a sublime work of fiction, too imperious to be true.

UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018

Under presssure, afraid to take bathroom breaks? Inside Amazon’s fast-paced warehouse world

Amazon warehouse workers afraid to go to the bathroom or take a sick day. Unattainable productivity targets. Constant surveillance. How accurate is author James Bloodworth’s portrayal? A tour in Kent …

Jason Colby’s ‘Orca’ offers personal and historical perspectives on orca captures

Jason Colby has more than a historian’s perspective on the era when orca whales were trapped and sold for profit and entertainment all over the world: His father used to …

Going inside the disappearance and murder of a Nampa Police drug informant

Thirty-one years after a Nampa Police drug informant was kidnapped and murdered, Rick Wiley, an investigator on the case, says he finally has some closure. Beginning in January 2017, Wiley …

Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes Neal Thompson

In addition to “Kickflip Boys,” Thompson is the author “A Curious Man” and “Driving with the Devil.” He lives in Seattle with his family.

Adventure mystery ‘Skyjack’ soars

“Skyjack” soars with a powerful plot, realistic characters and action that is, at times, over the top but always believable.

Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t ‘normal’

Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed.

Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that …

In new book, Comey says Trump ‘untethered to truth’

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and calls his leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty” in a …

John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny

John Oliver’s spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on and out of stock as of midday …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

Finalists announced for Lukas Book Prize

The $10,000 award honors nonfiction books of both literary quality and social impact, and nominees include Nate Blakeslee, whose “American Wolf” was the December book of the Northwest Passages Book …

The end of the road: Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall looks back on two years of words, inspiration, and road trips

As Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall sprints to the finish line of his two-year tenure, he looks back at the work accomplished, and thinks about what the road ahead will …

The end of the road: Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall looks back on two years of words, inspiration, and road trips

Two years ago, award-winning Spokane poet and Gongaza University professor Tod Marshall embarked on a new journey – as Washington’s poet laureate. The laureate program, sponsored by Humanities Washington and …

Northwest Passages Book Club: Nancy Pearl’s lust for words encourages reading near and far

The only librarian with her own action figure makes cranking out her first novel sound almost easy.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness

Steve Bannon is trying to make amends. Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

New book leaves Trump ‘furious,’ ‘disgusted’ with Bannon

President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Trump blasts Bannon over book, says ex-aide ‘lost his mind’

President Donald Trump is blasting his former chief strategist ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book.

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers release first anthology

Founded in 1998, by Chuck O’Connor, Elmer Freeman, Joe Meiners and Dan Volmer, Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers’ goal is for members to share experience, expertise and resources for mutual benefit.

Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries

The forthcoming book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” paints a portrait of a campaign with an untested candidate and staff rocketing from crisis to crisis, in which the authors and a …