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From the Studio: "Whiskey" a novel by Bruce Holbert

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Chris Maccini spoke with novelist Bruce Holbert about his newest book, Whiskey, which is set in north central Washington, and is based on a collection of earlier short stories about the characters.

This is the author's third novel. He previously won the 2015 Washington Book Award for The Hour of Lead.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.