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6/9/10: 2010 Summer Book Show

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – The temperatures are finally climbing, and if you're thinking about finding a cool spot to spend an afternoon, you may want to try your local bookstore. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll be joined by Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Betsy Burton of The King's English. They'll bring their suggestions for the best books to read this summer.

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Adult Titles
Ken Sanders
Betsy Burton
Catherine Weller

Children's Books
Betsy Burton
Catherine Weller

Listeners' Picks

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


  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall, Norton, $26.95
  • Work Song by Ivan Doig, Penguin, $25.95
  • Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende, HarperCollins, $26.99


  • Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods, Gotham Books, $26
  • The Bucolic Plague: From Drag Queen to Goat Farmer, An Unconventional Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcel, HarperCollins, $24.99
  • The Promise: President Obama, Year One by Jonathan Atler, Simon and Schuster, $28


  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, Alfred Knopf, $27.95
  • Innocent by Scott Turow, Grand Centrol, $27.99
  • The Drowning River by Christobel Kent, Henry Minotaur, $24.99
  • Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst, Random House, $26


  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Veghese, Vintage, $15.95
  • Border Songs by Jim Lynch, Vintage, $15
  • The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels, Vinatage, $15

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


  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon J. Muth, Hyperion, $17.99
  • A Sick Day for Amos by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook Press, $16.99


  • The Chihuahua Case by A.E. Cannon, illustrated by Julie Olson, Farrar Strauss Giroux, $15.99
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95


  • The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists by Sean Connolly, Workman, $13.95


  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson, Penguin, $16
  • Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler, Viking, $17

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

  • All New Sqaure Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, Cool Springs Press, $19.99
  • Anthill by E.O. Wilson, W.W. Norton, $24.95
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Chickens by Jerome D. Balanger, Alpha Books, $14.95
  • Everything is Going to Kill Everybody by Robert Brockway, Three Rivers Press, $14
  • Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair that Introduced It by Jill Jonnes, Pengiun, $16
  • Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin by Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $28.95
  • Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania and Other States that Never Made it by Michael J. Trinklein, Quirk Books, $24.95
  • Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking Press, $30
  • Light Boxes by Shane Jones, Penguin, $14
  • Little Book of Language by David Crystal, Yale University Press, $25
  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall, W.W. Norton, $26.95
  • Outside Boy by Jean Cummins, NAL, $15
  • Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin Ballantine Books, $27
  • Storey's Guide to Rasing Chickens by Gail Damerow, Storey Books, $19.95
  • Thames: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd, Anchor Books, $20
  • Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Deomcracy by Raj Patel, Picador, $14

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    Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

  • Adventure Stories Priddy Books, $12.95
  • Boom by Mark Haddon, David Fickling Books, $15.99
  • Clarice Bean: Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child, Candlewick Press, $7.99
  • Clock Without a Face: A Gus Twintig Mystery by Scott Teplin, McSweeny's, $19.95
  • Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads to Share by Ken Denmead, $17
  • Popville by Anouck Boisrobert & Louis Riguad, Roaring Brook Press, $16.99
  • Over the Rainbow by Judy Collins, performer & Eric Puybaret, illustrator, Imagine Books, $17.95
  • Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Little Brown, $17.99
  • Red Umbrella by Christine Diaz Gonzalez, Knopf, $16.99
  • You are My Wish by Maryann Cusimano Love, Philomel, $16.99

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Adults
    Ken Sanders Rare Books


  • Antwerp by Roberto Bolano, New Directions, $15.95
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, Alfred Knopf, $27.95
  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman, Canongate, $24.00
  • FIRE!! Devoted to Negro Artists


  • Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanses Noh Theatre by William Vollman, Ecco Press, $29.99
  • Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press, $19.95
  • Murder City Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields by Charles Bowden, Nation Books, $27.50
  • The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today by Ted Conover, Alfred Knopf, $26.95
  • Terra Nullius A Journey Through No One's Land by Sven Lindquist, The New Press, $24.95
  • "Exterminate All The Brutes" One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide by Sven Lindquist, The New Press, $15.95
  • The Skull Measurers Mistake and Other Portraits of Men and Women who Spoke Out Against Racism by Sven Lindquist, The New Press, $22.00
  • Sarah/Sara by Jacob Paul, Ig Publishing, $15.95


  • So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California 1812-1848 by Will Bagley, University of Oklahoma Press, $45.00
  • Saloons of Old Park City. A History by Gary Kimball, Published by the author, $25.00
  • Muir Ramble Route Walking from San Francisco to Yosemite in the Footsteps of John Muir by Peter and Donna Thomas, Poetic Matrix Press, $17.95
  • Becoming Pablo O' Higgins: How an Anglo-American Artist from Utah Became a Mexican Muralist by Susan Vogel, Pince-Nez Press, $24.95


  • More Making Books by Hand by Peter and Donna Thomas, Quarry Press, $21.99

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