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UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: How Nicole Chung found a family she never knew

The author of “All You Can Ever Know” joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on May 14.


Reading the Northwest: Shields’ ‘Cassandra’ sets a dark tale at Hanford

Author Sharma Shields explores the Manhattan Project and greek mythology in her new novel.


Reading the Northwest: Pam Houston saved the ranch, and it saved her in return

Pam Houston will discuss her latest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” with the Northwest Passages Book Club on March 26.


Reading the Northwest: Book club authors share their 2018 favorites

The Spokesman-Review launched Northwest Passages a year ago as a book club and community forum with a mission to get people reading – and talking. If anything, we underestimated the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: Why Rick Steves sees travel as a political act

Rick Steves has been guiding Americans through Europe for so many years, it’s like an old friend leading us along the ancient cobbled streets. His book, “Travel as a Political …


Reading the Northwest: Author Craig Johnson sends Sheriff Longmire to Mexico in new novel

Sometimes it can be hard to tell where author Craig Johnson ends and his signature creation, Sheriff Walt Longmire, begins. Both live in small-town, rural Wyoming, drive battered old trucks, …


Reading the Northwest: How a white nationalist turned against the movement

Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

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.


Reading the Northwest: ‘The Spokane River’ tells the story of a city’s lifeblood

A river defines a city like nothing else. Think of London and the Thames, Paris and the Seine, New York and the Hudson. Spokane, of course, has the Spokane River, …


Reading the Northwest: An unlikely journey from Idaho isolation to halls of Harvard

Tara Westover was raised without a birth certificate, medical care or a formal education. “Educated,” the gripping story of Westover’s self-invention after a brutally hard upbringing, is winning acclaim across …