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Whether you're an aficionado of fine brisket, beer, or literature (ideally all three), this will be a spirited event celebrating an unforgettable memoir by one of the bravest authors around.

Be there.

Latah Books is an independent book publisher located in Spokane, Washington. We are proud to work with numerous award-winning and bestselling veterans, as well as talented new authors hungry to make their mark.


Why Latah?

A Nez Perce word, Latah (pronounced LAY-tə) is the name of the creek along which most of our staff has lived, worked, recreated, meditated and fallen in love for many years. Latah Creek is a modest but vital stream flowing onward to greater waters. We can't imagine a more fitting name for the spirit of our enterprise, and for honoring the legacy of those who cultivated this land before us.

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August 3, 2021


"As introspective as he is entertaining, Tellessen uses a captivating blend of muscular and minimalistic prose to give us an uncomfortably honest look at where courage and nature diverge.... This book will stay at the front of my mind and my shelf for years to come." 

     -- James Wade, Spur Award-winning author of All Things Left Wild and River, Sing Out


September 7, 2021


"Robert Fromberg knocks me out."

     --Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead

"In refusing easy consolations, Fromberg has created a memoir that shines like polished bone."

     --Patricia Eakins, author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories

October 5,  2021


"A Long Road There is a terrific story. I am grateful that Gini was willing to share a piece of her heritage with all of us."

     --John Stockton, NBA Hall of Famer


November 1, 2021


"Part counterculture manifesto and framework for participatory placemaking, part handbook for nonprofits and social enterprises, this anthology tells one of Spokane’s most essential stories, while providing inspiration and practical guidance for organizations across the world."

November 19, 2021

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“From the scene arrayed before her now, Tsula knows this
new body means something entirely different. The tight
bunchings of onlookers in hushed conversation. The watery
eyes and mouths covered by fingers. This is how people
gather when the dead is one of their own.”


“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

-Gustave Flaubert

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