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6/10/09: 2009 Summer Book Show

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By Doug Fabrizio

6/10/09: 2009 Summer Book Show

Salt Lake City, UT – Whether you're planning a vacation on the beach - or just looking for a cozy corner while the rain is still with us - you'll need a good read for the summer. Salt Lake's independent booksellers are bringing their suggestions of the best new books and a few that have stood the test of time.

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Adult TitlesKen Sanders
Betsy Burton
Catherine Weller

Children's Books
Betsy Burton
Catherine Weller

Listeners' Picks

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

  • Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter by Jason Kersten, hardcover, 2009, Gotham Books. List Price: $26.00
  • B is for Beerby Tom Robbins, hardcover, 2009, Ecco Press. List Price: $17.95
  • Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, A Fatal Hand, and a New American Age by Gary M. Pomerantz, hardcover, 2009, Crown. List Price: $25.95
  • Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin, hardcover, 2009, Metropolitan Books. List Price: $27.50
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave, hardcover, 2009, Simon & Schuster. List Price: $24.00
  • Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley, hardcover, 2009, Twelve. List Price: $24.99
  • Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson, hardcover, 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. List Price: $25.00
  • Nobody Move: A Novel by Denis Johnson, hardcover, 2009, Farrar Strauss and Giroux. List Price: $22.00
  • Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria, paperback, 2009, W. W. Norton & Co. List Price: $15.95
  • Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book by Aye Jay Morano, paperback, 2009, ECW Press. List Price: $9.95
  • Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, hardcover, 2009, Penguin Press. List Price: $27.95
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, hardcover, 2009, Tor Books. List Price: $27.95

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Adults
    Ken Sanders Rare Books

  • Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future by Charles Bowden, Hardcover, 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. List price: $24.00
  • Whitefoot: A Story From the Center of the World by Wendell Berry, Illustrations by Davis Te Selle, Hardcover, 2009, Counterpoint Press. List price: $22.00
  • The Mad Farmer Poems by Wendell Berry. Hardcover, 2008, Counterpoint Press. List Price: $25.00
  • Beach Red by Peter Bowman, 1945
  • Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Hardcover, 2009, Little Brown. List Price: $24.99
  • Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano. Paperback, 2008, New Directions. List Price: $13.95
      Books by Eduardo Galeano
    • The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano, paperback, 1997, Monthly Review Press; 25 Anv edition. List Price: $18.00
    • Obey: Supply & Demand - The Art of Shepard Fairey by Shepard Fairey Shepard, Hardcover, 2009, Gingko Press, List Price: $59.95
    • Obey: E Pluribus Venom - The Art of Shepard Fairey by Shepard Fairey Shepard, Hardcover, 2008, Gingko Press, List Price: $29.95
    • The Memory of Fire Trilogy by Eduardo Galeano, paperback, Paperback, 1988, W.W. Norton & Co. List Price: $16.95, $15.95, $16.95
    • Voices of Time: A Life In Stories by Eduardo Galeano, paperback, 1997, Picador. List Price: $15.00
    • Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano, paperback, 2001, Picador. List Price: $15.00
      Books by Michael Pollan
    • Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan, paperback, 2003, Grove Press. List Price: $15.00
    • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan, paperback, 2009, Penguin. List Price: $15.00
    • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, paperback, 2007, Penguin. List Price: $16.00
    • Botany of Desire; A Plant's Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan, paperback, 2002, Random House. List Price: $15.00
    • A Place of My Own: Notes from an Amateur Builder by Michael Pollan, paperback, 1998, Delta.
  • Rhythms of the Moon by Eric Tanner, paperback with audio cd, 2008, Fightin' Rabbi Press. List Price: $20.00
  • Almost HappyGreg Keeler, paperback, 2009, Limberlost Press. List Price: $25.00
  • The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green by James Aton & Dan Miller, hardcover, 2009, Utah State University Press. List Price: $34.95
  • This Utah Legislator is So Gay 2010 Calender by Pat Bagley, Paperback, 2009, White Horse, List Price: $15.00
  • Trash Fish: A Life by Greg Keeler. Paperback, 2009, Counterpoint Press. List Price: $14.95
  • Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts by Donna Poulton & Vern Swanson. Hardcover, 2009, Gibbs Smith. List Price: $75.00
  • The Educated Outlaw: The Story of Elza Lay of the Wild Bunch by Harvey Lay Murdock, hardcover, 2009, Author House. List Price: $15.95
  • Mysteries and Legends of Utah. True Stories of the Unsolved and the Unexplained by Michael O'Reilly. Paperback, 2009, Globe Pequot Press. List Price: $14.95
  • Images of America. Salt Lake City 1890-1930 by Gary Topping, Melissa Coy Ferguson and the Utah State Historical Society, paperback, 2009, Arcadia Publishing. List Price: $21.99

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

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, hardcover, 2009, Knopf, List Price: $26.95
  • Border Songs by Jim Lynch, hardcover, 2009, Knopf, List Price: $24.95
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, hardcover, 2009, Scribner, List Price: $25
  • The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels, hardcover, 2009, Knopf, List Price: $25
  • The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larson, hardcover, 2009, Penguin, List Price: $27.95
  • The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys, hardcover, 2009, Delacorte, List Price: $22.00
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton, hardcover, 2009, Pantheon, List Price: $26.00
  • Fordlandia by Greg Grandin, hardcover, 2009, Metropolitan, List Price: $27.50
  • Hope is a Thing With Feathers, by Christopher Cokinos, Paperback, 2009, Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, List Price: $16.95
  • I Told You So by Kate Clinton, hardcover, 2009, Beacon, List Price: $22.00
  • The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst, Paperback, 2009, Random, List Price: $15
  • The Signal by Ron Carlson, hardcover, 2009, Viking, List Price: $25.95
  • Stone's Fall by Iain Pears, hardcover, 2009, Spiegle & Grau, List Price: $27.95
  • The Secret Speech by Tom Robb Smith, hardcover, 2009, Grand Central, List Price: $24.99
  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mahamed Harif, paperback, 2009, Vintage, List Price: $14.00
  • The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan, paperback, 2009, Canongate, List Price: $14.00
  • How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic, paperback, 2009, Grove, List Price: $14.00

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

  • Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes, hardcover, 2009, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $15.99
  • Monkey With a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem by Chris Monroe, hardcover, Carol Rhoda Books, List Price: $16.95
  • In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco, hardcover, Philomel, List Price: $17 Children's Chapter Books
  • Scat by Carl Hiaasen, hardcover, Knopf, List Price: $16.99
  • The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Willaims, hardcover, St. Martin's Griffin, List Price: $16.95
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman, hardcover, Dutton, List Price: $16.99

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    Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

  • Chosen One: A Novel by Carol Lynch Williams, hardcover, Griffin, List Price: $16.95
  • Composer is Dead by Lemony Snickett, hardcover, Harper Collins, List Price: $17.99
  • Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman, hardcover, Harper Collins, List Price: $18.99
  • Enigma: A Magical Mystery by Graeme Base, hardcover, Abrams Books for Young Readers, List Price: $19.95
  • Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $16.00
  • George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, hardcover, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $18.99 George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, trade paper, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $9.99
  • Panorama: A Fold Out Book by Fani Marceau, hardcover, Abrams Books for Young Readers, List Price: $19.95Return to Top

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