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7/3/08: Summer Reading 2008

Of Books ... Photo by Mrs. Maze
Of Books ... Photo by Mrs. Maze

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest we're offering some help to those of you who haven't decided which books to take on summer vacation. Local book experts Betsy Burton of The King's English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Catherine Weller of Sam Wellers Bookstore will bring their suggestions. We hope you'll join us with yours.

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Children's Books: Betsy Burton, Catherine Weller, Ken Sanders
Adult Titles: Catherine Weller, Betsy Burton, Ken Sanders
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Children's Books Betsy Burton
The King's English

Young Adult and Middle Readers

Cannon, Ann, The Loser's Guide to Life and Love, HarperTeen, 2008
Kluger, Steve, My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park, Dial, 2008
Pearson, Mary E., The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Henry Holt, 2008
Balliett, Blue, illustrated by Helquist, Brett, The Calder Game, Scholastic, 2008
Riordan, Rick, The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Hyperion, 2008

Children's Picture Books

DiPucchio, Kelly, illustrated by Gris Grimley, Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters, Scholastic, 2008
Margie Palantine, illustrated by Tim Bowers, Gorgonzola: A Very STINKYsaurus, HarperCollins, 2008
Agee, Jon, The Retired Kid, Hyperion, 2008
Day, Alexandra, Carl's Summer Vacation, FSG, 2008


Catherine Weller
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

DiPucchio, Kelly (lyrics) and Grimly, Gris(illustrations): Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters, Scholastic Press, 2008
Haseley, Dennis: Twenty Heartbeats, Roaring Brook Press, 2008
Klages, Ellen: The Green Glass Sea, Puffin Books, 2006
Prineas, Sarah: The Magic Thief, Harper Collins, 2008
Sonnenblick, Jordan: Notes from the Midnight Driver, Scholastic Press, 2006


Ken Sanders
Ken Sanders Rare Books

Byrd Baylor, Amazing Children's author from Southern Arizona. Wonderfully illustrated by Peter Parnall.
POGO Series, By Walt Kelly. For children and adults alike. "We have met the enemy and he is us."


Adult Books

Catherine Weller
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

Adult Fiction

Akpan, Uwem: Say You're One of Them, Little Brown and Company, 2008
Adiga, Aravind: The White Tiger: A Novel, Free Press, 2008
Benioff, Benioff: City of Thieves, Viking Press, 2008
Bolano, Roberto: Savage Detectives, Picador, 1998
Jones, Lloyd: Mister Pip, Dial Press, 2008 (pb)
Silver, Marissa: God of War, Simon & Schuster, 2008

Adult Non-Fiction

Gillman, Jeff: The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't and Why, Timber Press, 2008
Gollner, Adam Leith: Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession, Scribner, 2008
Kapuscinski, Rysard: Travels with Herodotus, Vintage, 2008 (pb)
Nadeau, Jean-Benoit and Barlow, Julie: The Story of French, Griffin, 2008 (pb)
Pleasant, Barbara and Martin, Deborah L.: The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, Storey Publishing, 2008
Postman, Neil and Powers, Steve: How to Watch TV News, Penguin Books, 2008 (pb)
Schwartz, Ted, and Rustam, Mardi: Candy Barr: The Small-Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2008
Wallace, Benjamin: The Billionaire's vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine, Crown Publishing Group, 2008


Betsy Burton
The King's English

New Literary Fiction

Rushdie, Salman, The Enchantress of Florence, Random House, 2008
Hannif, Mohammed, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Random House, 2008
Erdrich, Louise, The Plague of Dove, HarperCollins, 2008
Stanisic, Sasa, How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, Atlantic, 2008

Great Reads

David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, ECCO, 2008
Shaffer, Mary Ann, and Barrows, Annie, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Dial, 2008
Enger, Leif, So Brave, Young and Handsome, Atlantic, 2008
Adamson, Gil, The Outlander, HarperCollins, 2008


Trimble, Stephen, Bargaining for Eden, University of California, 2008
Grove, Valerie, A Voyage Round John Mortimre, Viking, 2008
Willard, Pat, America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA: the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food, Bloomsbury, 2008
Wallace, Benjamin, The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Win, Crown, 2008


Price, Richard, Lush Life, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008
Smith, Tom Robb, Child 44, Grand Central, 2008
Leon, Donna, Girl of His Dreams, Atlantic, 2008
Johnson, Craig, Another Man's Moccasins, Viking, 2008

Paperbacks new this Summer: Fiction

Ondaatje, Michael, Divisadero, Vintage, 2007
Crace, Jim, The Pesthouse, Vintage, 2007
Haddon, Mark, A Spot of Bother, Vintage, 2007
McEwan, Ian, On Chesil Beach, Anchor Books, 2007
Slouka, Mark, The Visible World, Mariner Books, 2007

Paperbacks new this Summer: Mystery

Goddard, Robert, Past Caring, Delta, 2007
Hill, Susan, The Various Haunts of Men, Overlook, 2007
Robotham, Michael, Night Ferry, Vintage, 2007

Paperbacks new this Summer: Nonfiction

Doerr, Anthony, Four Seasons in Rome, Simon & Schuster, 2007


Ken Sanders
Ken Sanders Rare Books

Western & Mormon History

Bagley, Will, Always A Cowboy: Judge Wilson McCarthy and the Rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Fradkin, Phillip, Wallace Stegner and the American West, Knopf
McKinnon, Bill, At Sword's Point. Part 1. A documentary History of the Utah War to 1858, Volume 10 of the Kingdom in the West Series, Arthur Clark Co
Novak, Shannon, House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, University of Utah Press
Petersen, Jesse, A Route For the Overland Stage, James H. Simpson's 1859 Trail Across the Great Basin, Utah State University Press
Rees, Robert & England, Eugene, eds, The Reader's Book of Mormon, The Book of Mormon broken down into seven paperback volumes, each with an introduction to the text, Signature Books
Smith, Joseph, The Parallel Book of Mormon, Signature Books
Walker, Ronald, Turley, Richard & Leonard, Glen, Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy, He long awaited LDS Church's volume on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Oxford University Press

Local Books & Authors

McCarthy,Jeff, Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking, University of Nevada Press
Nuttall, Howard, HikeTrails & Walk paths in Salt Lake Valley, A book of trail maps self published by the author

Plan B Theatre Company, Plays From Behind the Zion Curtain, Juniper Press, An anthology of eight plays from this SLC based theatre company. With a forward by RadioWest's own Doug Fabrizio.


Preufer, Kevin, National Anthem, Four Way Books
Sanders, Ed, This Morning's Joy, Limberlost Press, Founding member of the Fug's latest volume of poetry


Burke, Alafair, Angel's Tip
Burke, James Lee, Swan Peak, A new Dave Robicheaux novel, August 2008
Burke, James Lee, Tin Roof Blowdown, Katrina novel, Paperback, July 2008
Forde, Jasper, First Among Sequels, A Thursday Next Novel,Paperback July 2008
Hiaasen, Carl, The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to A Ruinous Sport
Peleconos, George, The Turnaround, August 2008


John Dunning, The Cliff Janeway biblio mysteries
Carol O'Connell, The Mallory series, New title December 2008


Fuller, Alexandra, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
Hajdu, David, The Ten Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America


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