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Spokane novelist Chris Crutcher finds the truth in Rene Denfeld’s ‘The Butterfly Girl’

‘The Butterfly Girl’ is a novel for every literary aficionado of that pitch-perfect who-done-it with characters so true, you really care who done it.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

‘There are so many great writers in town’: Summer Stories contributors join readers at Northwest Passages event

Spokane authors got the chance to meet local readers and Spokane readers got a chance to hear from a slate of local writers Wednesday night, during a Northwest Passages Book …


Rob Curley: Some things age well, like Chris Crutcher’s writing

There’s a certain point in your life – let’s call it sometime in your mid-40s – when you realize some of the things you loved when you were younger haven’t …


Summer Stories: ‘Where Oh Where Is Tommy Parker?’ by Chris Crutcher

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., Jan. 17, 2019

Northwest Passages Book Club: Author Chris Crutcher on the ache of being a teenager

Chris Crutcher is hoping his newest book, “Losers Bracket,” will be banned somewhere.


Shawn Vestal: Author Chris Crutcher bears witness for youth traumatized by school shootings

Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author …


Analysis: The reality of Crutcher’s life lessons are why his sports-themed young-adult lit is the gold-medal standard

Chris Crutcher is one of the most important voices in the world of young adult literature, but Katherine Cramer didn’t know that in the early ’90s when she first checked …


Book review: With Annie Bloom, Spokane YA novelist Chris Crutcher finds a new voice

Professor emeritus Marilyn Carpenter reviews “Losers Bracket” by Chris Crutcher, the headliner at the Northwest Passages Book Club on Jan. 16.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

Reading the Northwest: Crutcher’s darkly humorous stories can’t match teens’ reality

Spokane author Chris Crutcher talks about his new novel and recent experiences on the front lines of high school shootings.


Book Notes: Spotlight on Crutcher during Banned Book Week

Spokane’s Chris Crutcher has written 14 books aimed at the young adult audience. He’s also consistently among the authors most often challenged in schools and public libraries, according to the …