10/07/2015 - 11:00am
Please come to BookPeople of Moscow on Wednesday, October 7 between 11am and 12:30pm for a book signing by Chris Carlson, author of Medimont Reflections and Cecil Andrus, Idaho's Greatest Governor. Carlson's newest book, Eye on the Caribou: Inside the Alaska Lands Bill, tells the inside story of how an immense collection of eco­systems in Alaska were saved and preserved. It was an effort spanning 80 years, from the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt and culminating with President Jimmy Carter signing into law the greatest piece of conservation legislation in history. It is a story of grit, greed, political double­crosses and shrewd strategy that achieved what many thought unobtainable.
A native of Kellogg, Idaho, Chris Carlson was born on December 22, 1946. He obtained his B.A. in English Literature in 1968 from Columbia, then taught and coached at a rural north Idaho high school before obtaining his M.A. in English Literature from Idaho State University in 1970. He then fell into journalism covering politics for the Idaho State Journal before becoming the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Anchorage Daily News. In 1973 he began a life-long association with Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus becoming his press secretary. When Andrus became President Jimmy Carter's Secretary of the Interior Chris followed Andrus back to Washington as the Director of the Interior office of public affairs and as assistant to the secretary. In 1981 Idaho Governor John V. Evans appointed him to a seat on the Northwest Power Planning Council. In 1982 he began his private sector career in public affairs and strategic planning counsel serving initially as vice president for the Seattle-based Rockey Company, then northwest regional vice president for government affairs for Kaiser Aluminum. In 1989 he became the founding partner for The Gallatin Group, the northwest's largest independent public affairs and strategic communications business with offices in Spokane, Boise, Seattle, Portland and Helena. Two life-threatening diseases dictated an early disability retirement, but he has filled the time by writing a weekly political column carried by several Idaho daily and weekly newspapers as well as two blog sites and he has written two widely acclaimed and well reviewed books covering his time with Andrus as well as the many public issues he has been involved with over a 40 year career. As often as health and weather permit each Wednesday usually finds him fly fishing on Idaho's St. Joe River or the north Fork of the Coeur d'Alene. Married in 1970 to Marcia, their union produced four children (Alisa, Marissa, Serena and Scott) and to date two grandchildren. Devout Roman Catholics, they attend St. Augustine's in Spokane, a 90 minute drive from their home on Cave Lake in north Idaho.


10/09/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Award-winning writer Seth Kantner (Ordinary Wolves) shares stories and wildlife photography from the wild tundra of Northwest Alaska with new Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Last Frontier.

Seth Kantner is a commercial fisherman, hunter, and writer born and raised in the wilderness of Northwest Alaska, where he lives today. His writing has appeared in Outside and The New York Times.


10/22/2015 - 7:30pm

Stay tuned for more information about this reading by Rinker Buck, author of Oregon Trail.



10/23/2015 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Sueann Ramella is a former local host of NPR's Morning Edition on Northwest Public Radio. She enjoys gardening, good stories and can't say no to chocolate. He lives with her husband and two children in Moscow.


10/24/2015 - 4:00pm

BookPeople is pleased to host Dan Gemeinhart, author of the YA novel The Honest Truth, which was an Indies Next List selection and New York Times Editors' Choice Selection. All are welcome.

In The Honest Truth, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier — even if it's the last thing he ever does.

Dan Gemeinhart is a  teacher-librarian and the father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Washington state.




10/29/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    ROBERT CAISLEY is Professor of Theatre and Head of Dramatic Writing at the University of Idaho. His plays have been performed across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In the past 18 months, his most recently published play Lucky Me has been produced at such theatres as New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Curious Theatre in Denver, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and The Modern Theatre in Spokane. His last play Happy, first presented at the 2011 National New Play Network Annual Showcase of New Plays at InterACT Theatre in Philadelphia, was a 2012 Finalist for both the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference and the Woodward/Newman Award for Drama at Bloomington Playwrights Project, and was selected for a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in the 2012/2013 season at New Theatre (Miami, FL), Montana Repertory Theatre (Missoula, MT), 6th Street Playhouse (Santa Rosa, CA) New Jersey Repertory and Redtwist Theatre (Chicago, IL) where it was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the “Nine Best Comedies” of the season. Happy was nominated for a 2014 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script and won the 2014 SOTA Award for Best Play in Northern California, and the 2014 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Theatre Award for Best New Work. Happy was recently translated into Italian. He is at work on two new plays, The Open Hand, commissioned by the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN where it will premiere in the Spring of 2016, and & Juliet which has recently been optioned by the New Jersey Repertory Company. The Open Hand has just been selected as one of 6 plays to be presented at the National New Play Network 2015 Showcase of New American Plays, held this year in Miami.