Miller Cane: A True and Exact History

A recurring segment of Northwest Arts Review, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. on KPBX and 3:30 p.m. on KSFC
  • Hosted by Samuel Ligon

Tune in to Northwest Arts Review every Thursday beginning September 20th to hear author Samuel Ligon read the latest installment of his novel Miller Cane: A True and Exact History.

Miller Cane is the story of a fraudulent historian who makes his living conning the victims of mass shootings. He returns home to save the young daughter of the woman he loves, taking her with him on his roadshow across the worn-out heart of America, staying one step ahead of what’s after them. The story is by turns hilarious, unsettling, bizarre, and fearless. Buckle up and come along for the ride!

Installments of the novel will first appear each Thrusday in the Inlander, Spokane’s free alternative weekly newspaper, with support from Sprint. Audio segments will be broadcast the following Thursday on Northwest Arts Review. 

If you miss an installment you can find the text online at and audio at


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On September 20th, the Inlander hosted a live reading of Miller Cane: A True & Exact History at the Washington Cracker Company building in Spokane. Author Sam Ligon read from the novel along with other local writers: Tony Flinn, Laura Read, Shawn Vestal, Leyna Krow, Chelsea Martin, and Kate Lebo.