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12/8/10: 2010 Holiday Book Show

Image by Brenda Clarke/Creative Commons via flickr
Image by Brenda Clarke/Creative Commons via flickr

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet, grab a pen and tune in for Wednesday's conversation. Doug is joined by local booksellers Catherine Weller, Ken Sanders and Betsy Burton with their picks of the season's best titles. We'll talk about kids' books (no assembly or batteries required!), illustrated books, non-fiction, poetry, cookbooks and of course, some great novels. We hope you'll send us your favorite books for gift-giving too.

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Adult Titles
Catherine Weller, Ken Sanders, Betsy Burton

Children's Books
Catherine Weller, Ken Sanders, Betsy Burton

Listeners' Picks

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

  • Art & Max by David Wiesner, Clarion Books, $17.99
  • Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, Workman, $11.95
  • I Didn't Do It by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, Katy Schneider, illustrator, Katherine Tegen Books, $16.99
  • It's a Book by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99
  • Matched by Ally Condie, Dutton Juvenile, $17.99
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine, Philomel, $15.99
  • Old Bear and his Cub by Olivier Dunrea, Philomel, $16.99
  • Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett, Simon & Schuster, $17.99

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Children
    Ken Sanders Rare Books

  • The Arabian nightsIllustrated by Rene Bull, Calla Editions, $40.00
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated by Maurice and Edward Detmold, Calla Editions, $30.00
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Calla Editions, $40.00

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

  • It's a Book by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook Press, $12.99
  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughter by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long, Knopf, $17.99
  • Because of Mr.Terupt by Rob Buyea, Delacorte, $16.99

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

  • Aaaawto Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds by John Bevis, MIT Press, $12.95
  • Art of McSweeney's edited by Athony Graftton et al, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, $50.00
  • The Classical Tradition edithy by Anthony Grafton et al, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, $50.00
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown & Co, $29.99
  • Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America by David Talbot, Simon & Schuster, $19.99
  • Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $30.00
  • Exely by Brock Clarke, Algonquin, $24.95
  • Finders Keepers by Craig Childs, Little Brown, $24.99
  • Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed! by Dr. Barry Leed et al, Scribner, $15.00
  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown, Spiegel & Grau, $25.00
  • The Instructions by Adam Levin, McSweeneys, $29.00
  • Listen to This by Alex Ross, FSG, $27.00
  • Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris, Free Press, $26.99
  • One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant, Storey Publishing, $18.95
  • Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler by Gary Kmiya, Simon & Schuster, $19.99
  • Surviving Your Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School by Adam Ruben, Broadway Books, $12.00
  • Wild West on 5 Bits a Day by Joan Tapper, Thames & Hudson, $18.95

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Adults
    Ken Sanders Rare Books

    Graphic Novel & Illustrated

  • Sophie Crumb: Diary of a Crazy Artist by S.,A.,&R.Crumb, W.W.Norton & Company, $27.95
  • X'ed Out by Charles Burns, Pantheon, $19.95
  • the Horror!The Horror! by Jim Trombetta, Abrams ComicArts, $29.95
  • The Art of Ditko by Craig Yoe, Idea & Design Works LLC, $29.99
  • Howl by Allen Ginsberg. Illustrated by Eric Drooker, Harper Perinnial, $19.99
  • Six Novels in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward, Library of America, $70.00


  • Autobiography of Mark Twainedited by Harriet Elinor Smith, University of California, $34.95
  • The Etiquette of Freedom by Jim Harrison and Gary Snyder, Counterpoint, $28.00
  • Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession by Craig Childs, Little,Brown and Company, $24.99
  • The Charles Bowden Reader by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press, $24.95
  • Bottoms Up by Jim Fayhee, Round Mountain Publishing LLC, $15.95
  • The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko, Viking Adult, $25.95
  • Fur,Fortune, and Empire by Eric Jay Dolan, W.W. Norton & Company, $29.95
  • Wendell Berry: Life and Work by Jason Peters, The University Press of kentucky, $21.95
  • Broke, USA: From Pawn Shops to Poverty, Inc.- How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin, HarperBusiness, $26.99

    Utah and Local

  • The Mystery of Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho, Gibbs Smith, $16.99
  • Calendar of Regrets by Lance Olsen, Fiction Collective 2, $22.00
  • When Hollywood Came to Town by James V. D'Arc, Gibbs Smith, $30.00
  • Poetry is Wanted Here by Alex Caldiero, Dream Garden Press, $15.00

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


  • Collected Stories, Volume Two by William Trevor, Viking, $35.00
  • Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozik, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.00
  • The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.00
  • The Golden Mean by Annabell Lyon, Knopf, $24.95
  • Driving on the Rim by Tom McGuane, Knopf, $26.95
  • The Typist by Michael Knight, Atlantic Monthly, $20.00

    Fiction Paperback

  • This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $15.00
  • Border Songs by Jim Lynch, Vintage, $15.00
  • Chalcot Cresent by Fay Weldon, Europa, $15.00
  • My Driverby Maggie Gee, Telegraph, $13.95


  • Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99
  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengence and Survival by John Valliant, Knopf $26.95
  • Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Shines, and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim, Knopf, $39.95
  • The Emperor of All Maladies; the Biography of Cancer by Dr.Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $30.00

    Literary yet Lively

  • Autobiography of Mark Twainedited by Harriet Elinor Smith, University of California, $34.95
  • LettersSaul Bellow,edited by Benjamin Taylor, Viking, $35.00
  • 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B. Trudeau, Andrews McMeel, $100.00


  • A Lily of the Field by John Lawton, Atlantic Monthly, $24.00
  • Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre, Viking, $27.95
  • Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith, Simon & Schuster, $25.99

    Art of the West

  • The Art of Maynard Dixonby Don Hagerty, Gibbs Smith, $75.00
  • A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona by Thomas Brent Smith, Tucson Museum of Art and History, University of Oklahoma Press, $49.95
  • Painters of Utah by Donna Poulton and Vern G. Swanson, Gibbs Smith, $75.00
  • Visions of the Big Sky by Don Flores, University of Oklahoma Press, $45.00


  • Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40.00
  • Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That by Ina Garten, Potter, $35.00
  • At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka by Madhur Jaffrey, Knopf, $35.00

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