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Vestal and King: a good morning’s literary haul

That photo above represents what I consider to be a good morning's worth of shopping. While looking for a copy of “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” which won author Gilbert King the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, I found myself haunting the shelves at Spokane's treasure of a bookstore, Auntie's.

I found a copy quickly enough, yet — naturally enough — decided not to stop there. I'd been putting off, for one reason or another, purchasing my former Spokesman-Review colleague Shawn Vestal's book of short stories, “Godforsaken Idaho.” With Shawn's book being a suggested read from one of my book-group members, I figured that moment was as good as any to make the buy.

That's my loot, pictured on the east side of the store, resplendent this morning's late-summer sunshine. My task now: to retire to a shady spot and start reading. Can't hardly wait.

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