With an impressive summer lineup of readings by both local and visiting authors, Auntie’s Bookstore has lots to offer all those summer-break bookworms. Its next highlight is a reading featuring Spokane author Shawn Vestal, whose first full-length novel Daredevils was released this spring. Joining him is Portland author Alexis Smith, whose newly published second novel, Marrow Island, explores our connections to the past through haunting, beautiful prose. Set in the Pacific Northwest, with numerous references to current and ongoing events, Smith’s novel follows a 30-something journalist who returns home to an island in the San Juans that was devastated by an earthquake two decades prior.
Thu, June 30, at 7 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main • auntiesbooks.com • 838-0206
— Chey Scott