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12/9/08: 2008 Holiday Book Show

Old Books, New Light. Photo by Ken Douglas on
Old Books, New Light. Photo by Ken Douglas on

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – What would gift giving be without a good book or two to fire the imaginations of the kids - and the big kids - in your life? We've gathered up our local booksellers with their lists of books that might just give you the idea you've been looking for this holiday season.

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Adult TitlesKen Sanders
Betsy Burton
Catherine Weller

Children's Books
Catherine Weller
Betsy Burton

Listeners' Picks

Ken Sanders' Books for Adults
Ken Sanders Rare Books

  • The Given Day by Dennis Lehane, hardcover, William Morrow, List Price: $29.95.
  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams, hardcover, Pantheon Books, List Price: $26.00
  • Exodus by Charles Bowden & Julian Cardona, hardcover, University of Texas Press, List Price: $50
  • Fist Bump Heard Round the World by Pat Bagley, Paperback, White Horse Books, List Price: $12.95
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, hardcover, Random House, List Price: $26.00
  • Nauvoo Polygamy: . . . but we called it celestial marriage by George D. Smith, hardcover, Signature Books, List Price $30.95
  • Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon handcart Tragedy by David Roberts, hardcover, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26.00
  • Mormonism's Last Colonizer: The Life and Times of William B. Smart by J Stapley, hardcover with CD, Utah State University Press, List Price: $44.95
  • Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy by Ronald Walker, Richard Turley & Glen Leonard, hardcover, Oxford University Press, List Price: $29.95
  • Innocent Blood: Essential Narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre by David Bigler & Will Bagley, hardcover, Arthur H. Clark Company, List Price: $45.00
  • Always A Cowboy: Judge Wilson McCarthy and the Rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad by Will Bagley, hardcover, Utah State University Press, List Price: $34.95
  • Dead Powell: Lake Powell, Global Warming and the Future of Water in the West by James Lawrence Powell, hardcover, University of California Press, List Price: $27.50
  • Strangers in Another Country: The Songs of Bruce Utah Phillips by Rosalie Sorrels, Compact Disc, Red House Records, List Price: $15.00
  • Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels by David Berona, hardcover, Abrams, List Price: $35.00
  • A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park by Robert Redford, Lyman Hafen, Peter H Hassrick, Deborah Reeder, Leslie Courtright, Roland Lee and Erica Cottam, hardcover, Zion Natural History Association, List Price: $34.95

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    Betsy Burton's Books for Adults
    The King's English

  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams, hardcover, Pantheon, List Price: $26.00
  • The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig, hardcover, Harcourt, List Price: $26.00
  • A Country Called Home by Kim Barnes, hardcover, Knopf, List Price: $24.00
  • Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramag, hardcover, Harcourt, List Price: $24.00
  • Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3 by Annie Proulx, hardcover, Scribner, List Price: $25.00
  • The Hemings of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed, hardcover, Norton, List Price: $35.00
  • The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell, hardcover, Riverhead, List Price: $25.95
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, hardcover, Knopf, List Price: $25.95
  • A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre, hardcover, Scribner, List Price: $28.00
  • The Private Patient by P. D James, hardcover, Knopf, List Price: $25.95
  • The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez, hardcover, Viking, List Price: $23.95
  • Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest by Jon Ortner, hardcover, Welcome, List Price: $195.00
  • Equus by Tim Flach, hardcover, Abrams, List Price: $60
  • Cezanne's Watercolors: Between Drawing and Painting by Matthew Simms, hardcover, Yale, List Price: $60

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    Catherine Weller's Books for Adults
    Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

  • 2666 by Roberto Bolano, hardcover, Macmillan, List Price: $30.00
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolano, paperback, Macmillan, List Price: $30.00
  • Annie Liebovitz at Work by Annie Liebovitz, hardcover, Random House, List Price: $40.00
  • Bowl of Cherries by Millard Kaufman, paperback, Grove Press, List Price: $14.00
  • Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, paperback, Riverhead Books, List Price: $14.00
  • Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman, hardcover, Scribner, List Price: $24.00
  • Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, hardcover, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $16.00
  • Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, hardcover, McSweeneys Books, List Price: $11.00
  • Lump of Coal by Lemony Snickett, hardcover, HarperCollins Books, List Price: $12.99
  • More Information than You Require by John Hodgman, hardcover, Dutton, List Price: $25.00
  • Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat Moon, hardcover, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $27.99
  • Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien, hardcover, Free Press, List Price: $21.00
  • White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, paperback, Free Press, List Price: $14.00
  • Widow Clicquot: The History of a Champagne Empire by Tilar Mazzeo, hardcover, Collins, List Price: $25.95

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    Children's Titles

    Catherine Weller's Books for Children
    Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

  • Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky, hardcover, Greenwillow Books, List Price: $22.99
  • Born to Read by Judy Sierra, hardcover, Knopf, List Price: $16.99
  • Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins, hardcover, Hyperion, List Price: $16.99
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, hardcover, Tor, List Price: $17.95
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi, hardcover, Arthur A. Levine Books, List Price: $17.99
  • Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers, hardcover, Scholastic Press, List Price: $17.99
  • Sweethearts by Sara Zarr, hardcover, Little Brown and Co., List Price: $16.99
  • Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder, hardcover, Workman, List Price: $12.95
  • Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Company, List Price: $35.00

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    Betsy Burton's Books for Children
    The King's English

    Picture Books

  • The Illuminated Desert by Terry Tempest Williams and Chloe Hedden, hardcover, Canyonlands Natural History Association, List Price: $21.95
  • Pete and Pickles by Berkely Breathed, hardcover, Philomel, List Price: $17.99
  • Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, hardcover, Harcourt, List Price: $14.00
  • Queen Of Style by Mark and Caralyn Buehner, hardcover, Dial, List Price: $16.99
  • Penguins by Liz Pinchon, hardcover, Orchard, List Price: $12.99
  • Abe's Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport, hardcover, Hyperion, List Price: $16.99

    Holiday Books

  • Hurry! Hurry! Have You Heard? by Laura Melmed, Jane Dyer, hardcover, Chronicle, List Price: $16.99
  • Santa Duck by David Milgrim, 32 pages, Putnam, List Price: $16.99
  • Willy and May by Judy Schachner, 32 pages, Dutton, List Price: $16.99

    Middle Readers

  • 39 Clues by Rick Riordan, hardcover, Scholastic, List Price: $12.99
  • Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson, hardcover, Dutton, List Price: $17.99
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach, hardcover, Henry Holt, List Price: $16.95
  • Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, hardcover, Harper, List Price: $17.99
  • Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke, hardcover, Chicken House (Scholastic), List Price: $14.00

    Young Adult

  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, hardcover, Scholastic, List Price: $17.99
  • Paper Towns by John Green, hardcover, Dutton, List Price: $17.99
  • Devil's Breath by David Gilman, hardcover, Delacorte, List Price: $16.00
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers, hardcover, Scholastic, List Price: $17.99
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, hardcover, Razorbill (Penguin), List Price: $16.99
  • Loser's Guide to Life by Ann Cannon, hardcover, HarperTeen, List Price: $16.99

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