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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

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African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published in 1925. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with his wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Originally given mixed reviews by critics, The Great Gatsby has gone on to become one of the most celebrated works of fiction in American Literature. 

Marlon James is the author of four novels including A Brief History of Seven Killings, which won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and most recently Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. The novel is the first in a planned epic fantasy trilogy set in an ancient, mythical Africa. A profile in the New Yorker called it a novel that “counters the dominant impression of the genre it inhabits. Instead of kings with swords and flaxen-haired princesses, the novel contains pitch-skinned witches haloed in bees, and vampires that turn your blood into blue lightning, and demons that come screeching across rooftops in the dark.”

 James is the first of this year’s Hagan Center Speakers Series presented by Community Colleges of Spokane. The topic this year is "Diversity Dialogues: Conversations About Race and Equity.” Marlon James will be hosting a live virtual event on Wednesday, January 20th at 5 p.m. Spokane Public Radio is the Speaker Series’ media partner.

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An essay on life and death from The Bookshelf and The Poetry Moment frequent contributor, poet Dennis Held.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Glaciers is read by the auhtor, Alexis M, Smith. Her most recent novel, Marrow Island, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her short fiction and other writings have appeared in The Portland Monthly, Tarpaulin Sky, Bon Appétit, Moss, and The Portland Review. She lives in Spokane and teaches at the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Northwest Arts Review returns from a pre-election hiatus with a literary and visual arts focus. Chris Maccini talks with Spokane author Jess Walter about his new novel, The Cold Millions, and we’ll take a virtual trip to the Wallowa Valley to learn about the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, OR. Dan Webster drops by for a film review, too, and we celebrate our return with some spirited music from the EWU Wind Ensemble, led by Patrick Winters.

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Jess Walter's new novel, The Cold Millions is set in Spokane during the labor disputes of the early 20th century. Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as "A Scorsese-esque period piece, populated by cops, drunks, variety girls, temperance ladies, job sharks, Pinkertons, and Wobblies” The novel follows two adventure seeking brothers, the wealthy enemies who threaten them, and the women who reveal to them an unjust world on the brink of upheaval.

Jess Walter lives in his hometown, Spokane, and he joined SPR's Chris Maccini to talk about the new novel.

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

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