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Circe by Madeline Miller, Chapter 1

Madeline Miller’s novel Circe is this year’s selection for “Spokane Is Reading” a collaboration between The Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Libraries and Auntie’s Bookstore.


The book is a re-imagining of the story of a greek goddess, banished from her godly peers who discovers the power of witchcraft among the world of mortals and becomes a powerful sorceress.

Madeline MIller will be in town for two Spokane is reading events on Thursday, October 24th. 1 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Event Center and 7 p.m. at the Downtown Spokane Public Library. Details at


This special excerpt of Circe is read for The Bookshelf by Kate Vita.


Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.