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Northwest Passages lines up calendar: Romance and new releases coming up for The S-R book club

After taking January off, Northwest Passages is ready to start tackling this year’s reading list. New novels, romance, running, they’re all on the schedule. In fact, some of it’s so …

It’s a book club, right? Northwest Passages 2019 in review

Reading is a cornerstone of conversation, and we like to talk at The Spokesman-Review. What newspaper doesn’t like a good story?

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Author tells how she went from zookeeping with a notebook to successful self-publisher

Olivia Hawker is the author of “One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow.” It’s also the pen name for San Juan Island writer Libbie Grant, who has also written …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Help Northwest Passages turn #GivingTuesday into #GivingNewsDay

You can help The Spokesman-Review reach our fundraising goal with a donation to the Community Journalism and Civic Engagement Fund through the Innovia Foundation. Donations will help bring two government …

Keeping the names straight: Northwest Passages hosting author Olivia Hawker, Libbie Hawker, L.M. Ironside and Libbie Grant all in one night

Northwest Passages welcomes Olivia Hawker on Dec. 3. She’s the author of “One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow.”

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Former tech executive, ‘Marketplace’ host help celebrate Inland Northwest Women of the Year

The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Women of the Year were celebrated Thursday night at an event featuring former executive Karen Wickre and former “Marketplace” host Tess Vigeland.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Best and brightest: Spokane-area women, past and present, blaze trails

Earlier this fall, The Spokesman-Review honored 15 women for the work they have done to improve the quality of life in the Inland Northwest. (Revisit those stories at On …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Local impressions: Artist Chris Bovey explains connection between city, art in Northwest Passages event

Each person sees Spokane a little bit differently, but a lot of people like how Chris Bovey sees it.

Dinnisons continue to support local artists at Boo Radley’s, Atticus

After carrying Christ Bovey prints for several years at Atticus, Andy and Kris Dinnison helped the artist create his first book, “Vintage Spokane: The Art of Chris Bovey.”

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

World Court: Gonzaga international recruiting discussion doubles as fundraiser for former Zag Quentin Hall’s hurricane relief

The genesis of Gonzaga’s international recruiting push started with an exchange student, when Tommy Lloyd was growing up in Kelso, Washington. Lloyd, now an assistant coach for the men’s basketball …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd helps Gonzaga distance itself from competition with global recruiting

The longtime Gonzaga assistant basketball coach has guided the program’s global recruiting, one of the driving forces in the Zags’ rise as a national power.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Former ‘Marketplace’ reporter Tess Vigeland finds a fulfilling life without a Plan B

Vigeland, an award-winning broadcast journalist, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 in conversation with tech executive Karen Wickre.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Rob Curley: Family is more than a slogan for Zags, and Quentin Hall event will prove it

They get together more than most realize. And not just those who shared a locker room while playing on the same team. Since the mid-1990s, and definitely after Casey Calvary’s …

Parallel Paths - Eric “Big Ed” Edelstein Acting Career and the Zags

Hollywood actor Eric “Big Ed” Edelstein will make a return appearance to Spokane on Monday when he co-hosts an event to help kick off Gonzaga’s 2019-2020 basketball season and to …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Timothy Egan shares stories of spiritual journey in hometown return to Spokane

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 …

‘We should not need whistleblowers’: Mueller talks past, future of fighting corruption with facts

At the first stop on Tom Mueller’s national tour for his book “Crisis of Conscience: whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud” in his hometown of Spokane, the author discussed tracing …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Here’s one ‘high-verbal, low-math girl’ who thrived in the tech world

Wickre, a former executive at Google and Twitter, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 for a Northwest Passages Book Club event with journalist Tess Vigeland.

Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan: ‘My faith is complicated’

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 …

The Golden Age of the Whistleblower - Major Whistleblowers Throughout History

Why does anyone even try to blow the whistle on wrongdoers? They risk their jobs, alienation from their friends and colleagues and even persecution from their government. And for what? …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Impeachment inquiry puts author Tom Mueller in TV spotlight just before Spokane appearance

Mueller spent the last seven years researching, writing about and interviewing whistleblowers. Just weeks ahead of the release of his book, “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,” …

Which Timothy Egan book will you bring to Bing?

The phrase “Spokane’s own” comes to mind as Timothy Egan returns for a stop on his book tour.

‘Death is ordinary on the streets’: Spokane, Portland serial killers show need for shelters

Robert Lee Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women sex workers in the Lilac City. And while many had the good fortune of never meeting him, his …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Rob Curley: Revisit Zags’ rise with Big Ed and Q on eve of Bulldogs’ season

The evening will feature tons of cool videos, fun and revealing live interviews on stage with Gonzaga men’s assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and women’s head coach Lisa Fortier, as well …

‘The Butterfly Girl’ by Rene Denfeld: What the critics are saying

Denfeld is bringing her tour in support of “The Butterfly Girl” to Spokane on Oct. 23 for an evening with the Northwest Passages Book Club.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Timothy Egan comes home to share ‘A Pilgrimage to Eternity’ with Northwest Passages Book Club

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 …

Rob Curley: Author Tom Mueller, who has Spokane roots, explains America’s ‘Crisis of Conscience’

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Like when you work for seven years researching and writing a book that takes a massive deep dive into the complicated and often …

Tom Mueller discusses uncannily timed book on whistleblowers ahead of Northwest Passages event

Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, it’s remarkable that author Tom Mueller spent nearly seven years working on his latest book – “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing …

Life as a homeless teen inspires ‘The Butterfly Girl’

Rene Denfeld’s new novel “The Butterfly Girl” is a heartbreaking story of children living on the streets of Portland who face some of the worst kinds of predatory crimes, including …

Rob Curley: These women are the inspiration we all need right now

It wasn’t an R or a D moment. It had nothing to with a political party. It was about a promise to a daughter, one who as a little girl …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Spokane-based environmental writer discusses beaver book with Northwest Passages crowd

A crowd filled the Montvale Event Center in downtown Spokane to hear Ben Goldfarb speak about his book “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.”