According to a news release, the novel, set in the Inland Northwest, follows the life of Eli Roebuck from age 9 — when his mother walked off into the woods with “Mr. Krantz,” a gigantic, hairy stranger — through adulthood as Eli hunts for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him.
The presentation will be preceded by the brief annual meeting of Friends of the Moscow Library. Refreshments will be served.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
LEWISTON — The Nez Perce County Historical Society’s annual Fall Historical Lecture Series begins here Oct. 8 with a presentation titled “Frontier History Along Idaho’s Clearwater River” by John Bradbury.
All the presentations are at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of Sacajawea Hall on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College.
The rest of the series includes:
Next Thursday — “My Lewiston Scrapbook: Pastings from Our Shared Past” by Steven Branting of Lewiston
Oct. 22 — “The Wreck of the Imnaha and Mining at Eureka Bar” by Carole Simon-Smolinski
Oct. 29 — “Kirtland Cutter: A Genius and Rare Architectural Force” by Garry Bush
MOSCOW — “Public TV’s Digital Future” is the title of a free presentation given by Paula Kerger, chief executive officer of the Public Broadcasting Service, at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 in the University of Idaho Administration Building auditorium here.
Kerger’s talk is the keynote address of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of KUID, Idaho’s first public television station that was managed by the UI until 1982.
Kerger has been CEO of PBS since 2006.
CLARKSTON — The first concert of the Valley Bluegrass Stage season is 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Clarkston High School auditorium here.
The featured bands are Higher Ground, Elliott Marks and the Cycle, Diamond Joe and the Country Mile, and Panhandle Pole Cats of Rathdrum.
Cost is $5 regular price, and ages 15 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. CHS is at 401 Chestnut St.
SPALDING — An expert on flags will give a talk titled “The Flags of the Lewis & Clark Voyage of Discovery” at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center here.
Chet Caskey, a member of the Washington State Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, teaches American history and folklore at Spokane Community College. He is an author and historian with a special interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition, and in flags.
The center is east of Lewiston at 39063 U.S. Highway 95.
UNIONTOWN — The Palouse Country Cowboy Poets and Musicians will give their fall performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.
Orvil Sears and Dave Nordquist will perform some poetry, while Dave Fulfs, Bodie Dominguez and Lee Hadwiger will play Western music.
Cost is $10. The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
LEWISTON — The Maple Bars, a Clarkston rock band, will play a concert beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Orchid Room of Morgans’ Alley here.
The 21-and-older show will celebrate the release of the band’s album, “David Daniel Crocker.”
Cost is $5. The venue is at 301 Main St.
PULLMAN — One woman’s fight to see her family freed from poverty will be presented by Living Voices in “La Causa,” by Rachel Atkins, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University here.
This one-woman, multimedia show tells the story of agricultural laborers who battled racism and fought for civil rights and decent working conditions, according to a news release.
The production, presented by WSU Performing Arts, is recommended for ages 10 to adult.
Tickets cost $10, $8 for ages 60 and older and $5 for non-WSU students and youth. WSU student tickets are free. They are available at TicketsWest outlets, www.TicketsWest.com or (800) 325-SEAT.