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Summer Stories: ‘Magnificent Desolation’ by Jess Walter

In the final installment of the 2019 Summer Stories series, Jess Walter tells the tale of a teacher dealing with the parents of his worst student. Revisit previous entries in …


Summer Stories: ‘Summer of Love’ by Thom Caraway

“You know what the problem is, don’t you?” Paul leaned forward. It had been a sunny day, but evening settled in cool. It smelled like grass and hot concrete. Al …


Summer Stories: ‘Many Crowns’ by S.M. Hulse

In the final month of her final summer working at Dairy Palace, Debbie Baker’s boss asked her to be the Dairy Princess in the end-of-summer parade. After three-and-a-half years of …


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 …


Northwest Passages Book Club celebrates Summer Stories with event Wednesday

When The Spokesman- Review began the Summer Stories series in 2014, the idea was to celebrate Spokane-area authors and give readers some new and interesting things to read in the …


Summer Stories: ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’ by Sherry Jones

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? …


Summer Stories: ‘Good Little Mice’ by Sharma Shields

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.


Summer Stories: ‘Tranquility Base’ by Megan Louise Rowe

Welcome to Summer Stories, The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series. This week Megan Louise Rowe gives us a loves story that goes to the moon and back.


Summer Stories: ‘Oracle,’ by Stephanie Oakes

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.


Summer Stories: ‘The Island’ by Kris Dinnison

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.


Summer Stories: ‘New Mom’ by Shawn Vestal

The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series looks back 50 years to the Summer of ’69.