Sneak Peek: Jess Walter’s new book, Mayor Woodward’s new era, live music and the third Back to Business guide!

The latest issue of the Inlander is hitting newsstands today. Find it at your local grocery store and hundreds of other locations; use this map to find a pickup point near you.  You can also read through the digital edition here.

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HIGHLIGHTS
Mark our words: Spokane is going to make national news this fall, and it won’t be because of the Zags basketball team, Rachel Dolezal or some wingnut politician peddling conspiracy theories. Well, OK, one or more of those may indeed make headlines this fall, but the bigger reason people will be hearing about Spokane is because of Jess Walter’s new novel, The Cold Millions, which is hitting shelves later this month. This is his first novel since 2012’s Beautiful Ruins spent 69 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. And if early reviews are any indication, Walter could have another hit on his hands.

As our culture editor Dan Nailen writes in this week’s cover story, “The Cold Millions is a blend of fact and fiction, and a ripping read full of dirty cops and hitmen, sexy stage actresses and shady club owners, heroic idealists and disturbing double-crossers — all of them trying to make a go of it in Spokane when it was a boomtown in transition.” 

Read Nailen’s interview with Walter, catch up on Walter’s other books and whet your appetite for more with a sneak peek of The Cold Millions in the latest edition of the Inlander.

Also this week:

  • After the unexplained resignation of her city administrator, Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward embarks on a new — and uncertain — era
  • Izzy’s Comfort Kitchen in Coeur d’Alene opens as a welcome respite for diners and a special tribute for its owners.
  • New streaming concert series from Baby Bar and Lucky You Lounge bring live music to your living room.
  • Also, you will find the third Back to Business Restaurant Guide in the middle of the issue.

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About The Author

Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...