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Loggers, Big Trees, and Pacific Northwest Indians

Feb 12, 2014

During this program, Scott Elliott talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about his novel Temple Grove, which includes environmental, mythological, and American Indian themes. He also reads a passage from the book.

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During this program, YA author Charlie Price talks about and reads from his fifth novel Dead Girl Moon. He also shares information about his teaching career, which included working with troubled teens.

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Jamie Ford Blends Chinese American History and Fiction

Jan 2, 2014

Jamie Ford (Great Falls, Montana) talks about and reads from his second novel, Songs of Willow Frost. He also talks about west coast Chinese culture in the early 20th century.

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Book Talk with Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, and Zed

Dec 11, 2013

During this program TWQ producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore, and Zed about recently-published books written by authors from the western U.S. -- fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, for adults and children.

Crossing Borders with Richard Ford

Dec 4, 2013

During this program Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about and reads from his latest novel, Canada. He also considers character motivation, aging, the usefulness of fiction, and the many border crossings in the novel.

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First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.

Gwen Florio's 'Montana' Begins New Mystery Series

Nov 13, 2013

Gwen Florio talks about her transition from newspaper reporter to fiction author and the process of writing her mystery novel Montana, the first in a new series. She also reads two passages from the book.

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Monsters Prowl Sharma Shields' Story Collection

Oct 30, 2013

Spokane author Sharma Shields talks about the stories in her collection, Favorite Monster, winner of an Autumn House Fiction Prize. She also reads two short passages from the book.

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Bigfork Writer Creates New Mystery Series

Oct 17, 2013

Bigfork, Montana, author Leslie Budewitz talks about and reads from Death Al Dente, the first book in her new Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series.

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During the program Shawn Vestal talks about and reads from his collection of stories titled 'Godforsaken Idaho.'

James Lee Burke's 'Light of the World' Illuminates Evil

Sep 25, 2013

James Lee Burke talks about his new Dave Robicheaux crime novel, Light of the World. He also reads a passage from the book and drops a few hints about his next novel.

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