Stories tagged: books
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Let’s hope that by the time this column appears, all fires in California have been extinguished. I wanted to offer you a poem that shows us what that beautiful but …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 6 a.m.
Tommy rolls another joint and hands it over the back of the bench seat to the hippie chick riding shotgun in the 1966 VW van that picked him up more …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
The move will cost the system about $63,000 a year in lost revenue, but library representatives say that number will be made up in staff time and credit card processing …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of American etiquette expert Emily Post, brings more than manners to marijuana.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6 p.m.
All Jack wants for his 69th birthday is to celebrate the way the people used to: around the table, feasting with friends, everyone happy. Is that too much to ask? …
Sun., July 28, 2019, 6 a.m.
Welcome to Summer Stories, The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series. For 10 weeks, some of Spokane’s best writers will share new, original works of short fiction based on a central theme.
Sat., July 27, 2019, 10 a.m.
Book review: George Takei has talked about his family’s internment before – but never quite like this
Young readers would do well to learn George Takei’s story of a childhood set against a historically racist backdrop, told in clear and unmuddled prose. As our politicians trade semantics, …
Sat., July 27, 2019, 6 a.m.
Book review: ‘Those People’ is a chilling portrait of a smug, privileged neighborhood where things turn violent
Last year British author Louise Candlish made her American debut with “Our House,” a domestic thriller about a woman whose life spirals after she finds strangers taking over her London …
Sat., July 27, 2019
This column has often emphasized the importance of poetry that notices what’s right under our noses, and this poem by David Mason, the former poet laureate of Colorado, who is …
Sun., July 14, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
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, …
Sun., July 14, 2019, 4 a.m.
In this week’s Summer Stories entry, Stephanie Oakes introduces us to Hannah, a woman who faces life on her own terms, even when it all seems predetermined.
Sun., July 14, 2019
Seeing photos of historic sites are often enough for me. I look for experiences with humans.
Sat., July 13, 2019, 4 p.m.
We haven’t published nearly enough poems written for young people, and here’s one I like a great deal.
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
About 20 children turned up at the Spokane Public Library’s South Hill branch to hear Gonzaga basketball players read books aloud.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
The Dirt: Owner preparing Scofflaw’s Books, a bar in the speak-easy style, coming to downtown Spokane
Bryan Harkey plans to open the bar Scofflaw’s Books in the American Legion Building in downtown Spokane in August.
Sun., July 7, 2019
In week two of “Summer Stories: Summer of ’69,” novelist Kris Dinnison tells the story of a family grappling in the face of the Vietnam War.
UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Bryan Harkey plans to open the bar Scofflaw’s Books in downtown Spokane’s American Legion Building in August.
Fri., July 5, 2019, noon
Humans have been telling stories for thousands of years. At first, they told these stories out loud, then they started to write.
Sat., June 29, 2019, 11 a.m.
Review: by Joyce Carol Oates captures nation’s darkness, vulnerability of girls in ‘My Life as a Rat ’
Rarely has Joyce Carol Oates created a protagonist as compelling as Violet Rue Kerrigan, the young woman who painfully comes of age in “My Life as a Rat.” And that’s …
Sat., June 29, 2019
For the week ending on June 22
Sat., June 29, 2019
I am often asked if I know of a good poem to be read at a wedding, and here’s one by James Bertolino, from his new and selected poems, “Ravenous …
Sun., June 23, 2019
Peter Heller will be in Spokane on Tuesday for an evening discussion with the Northwest Passages Book Club. The acclaimed writer of books such as “Kook,” “The Dog Stars” and …
Thu., June 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mead High School alumni Ty Brown set out to learn more about the history of his family, who founded Wandermere Golf Course, and ended up writing a history book instead.
Sun., June 16, 2019
Mark Twain said many funny, true, quotable things, but among them was not “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything out it.” He simply repeated the quip of …
Sun., June 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mark your calendars for events celebrating books, basketball and cooking.
Sun., June 9, 2019
The Odd Fellows hall in downtown Spokane on West First Avenue has been revamped as the Montvale Event Center. The Northwest Passages Book Club is among the groups hosting events …
Sat., June 8, 2019
When I was a nasty little kid I once made fun of a girl in my school because her father worked cutting up dead animals at a rendering plant. My …
Sun., June 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Reading the Northwest: Peter Heller’s ‘The River’ carries the reader on a swift current of adventure
The author will discuss his latest novel in a gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club on June 25 at the Bing Crosby Theater.
Sat., June 1, 2019
Baltimore’s most reputable degenerate offers a sampling of all the things that make him such a civic treasure.