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6/1/11: 2011 Summer Book Show

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By Doug Fabrizio

6/1/2011: 2011 Summer Book Show

Salt Lake City, Utah – If you're starting to plan your summer getaways, it's also time to start thinking about what books you'll tuck into your luggage. Wednesday, we're gathering our panel of local booksellers with their suggestions of the best reads this year. We're joined by Betsy Burton of The King's English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore. They'll bring new titles and some timely favorites.

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

  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, hardcover, Philomel, $17.00
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld, Chronicle Books, $16.99
  • His Shoes Were Far Too Tight by Edward Lear, edited by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Calef Brown, Chronicle Books, $16.99
  • Lost and Found by Shaun Tan, Arthur A. Levine, $21.99
  • Me .Jane by Patrick McDonnell, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $15.99
  • Notes From the Dog by Gary Paulsen, Wendy Lamb Books, $6.99
  • Very Persistent Grappers of Frip by George Saunders, illustrated by Lane Smith, McSweeney's Books, $20.00
  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, Viking Press, $19.99

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Children
    Ken Sanders Rare Books

  • Old MacDonald Had A Farm e..i..e..i o by Gus Clark, HarperCollins Publishers, $19.95
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow, Sandpiper, $10.99

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

    Children's Picture Books

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Dusky Rinker and Tom Lichenheld, Chronicle, $16.99
  • William Shakespear: His Life and Times by Kristen McDermott and Ari Berk, Templar Books/Candlewick Press, $19.99
  • Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-up Coat by Dean Hale, illustrated by Michael Slack, Bloomsbury Press, $16.99
  • Splish, Splash, Splat by Rob Scotton, HarperCollins Children's, $16.99
  • The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Lemniscaat, $16.95

    Children's Chapter Books

  • The Penderwicks at Point Moutte by Jeanne Birdsall, Knopf, $16.99
  • A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron, HarperCollins Children's, $16.99
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99
  • The Resisters by Eric Nylund, Random House, $16.99
  • The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker, Candlewick Press, $15.99

    Children's Young Adult

  • Relic Master, Book One: The Dark City by Catherine Fisher, Dial, $16.99
  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Vaan Draanen, Knopf, $16.99
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Philomel, $17.99
  • Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler, Speak/Penguin, $8.99
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Harperteen, $17.99

    Children's Non-Fiction

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, Square Fish/MacMillian, $9.99
  • World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky, illustrated by Frank Stockton, Workman, $16.95
  • Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by John Katz, Henry Holt Press, $16.99

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

  • The Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang, hardcover, 2011, Bloomsbury Publishing, $25.00
  • Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus, paperback, 2011, Harper Perennial, $14.99
  • Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter (due 6/28/2011), hardcover, 2011, Dial Press, $22.00
  • Fire Season by Philip Connors, hardcover, 2011, Ecco Press, $24.99
  • History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary by John S. McCormick and Hohn R. Sillito (due 7/30/2011), hardcover, Utah State University Press, $37.95
  • Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone, hardcover, 2011, W.W. Norton & Co., $23.95
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, paperback, 2007, Citadel, $15.99
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, hardcover, 2011, Penguin Press, $26.95
  • Mormon Rebellion: America's First Civil War, 1857-1858 by David Bigler and Will Bagley, hardcover, University of Oklahoma Press, $34.95
  • A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles, hardcover, 2011, McSweeney's Books, $29.90
  • Pale King by David Foster Wallace, hardcover, 2011, Little Brown & Company, $27.99
  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild, hardcover, 2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00
  • Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (due 7/05/2011), hardcover, 2011, Atlantic Monthly Press, $24.00
  • War by Sebastian Junger, paperback, 2011, $15.99
  • World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Supercool Craft Projects by Susan Beal, paperback, 2011, Chronicle Books, $19.95
  • Zazen by Vanessa Vaselka, paperback, 2011, Red Lemonade, $15.95

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    Ken Sanders' Books for Adults
    Ken Sanders Rare Books


  • Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson, Lytle Shaw, Bob Phillips, Diane Thater, Lynne Cook and Ann Reynolds , University of California Press, $45.00

    Must Be the Season of the Ruess

  • Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disapperanace of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer by David Roberts, Broadway Press, $25.00
  • Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife by Philip L. Fradkin, University of California Press, $24.95
  • The Mystery of Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho, Gibbs Smith, $16.99
  • On Desert Trails With Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho, Gibbs Smith, $75.00

    Water, Water Everywhere

  • Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell, Penguin Classics, $16.99
  • Colorado by Frank Waters, Swallow Press, $24.95
  • The Great Salt Lake by Dave Morgan, University of Utah Press, $19.95
  • The Outermost House by Henry Beston, Holt Paperbacks, $15.99
  • Killing the Hidden Waters by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press, $17.95
  • The Everglades River of Grass by Marjory Stonemen Douglas, Pineapple Press, $17.95
  • Lands of the Arid Regions by John Wesley Powell, Grove Carl Gilbert and Clarence Edward Dutton, Nabu Press, $24.75
  • A River No More: The Colorado River and the West by Philip L. Fradkin, $27.95
  • Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner, Penguin Press, $18.00
  • Down the River by Edward Abbey, Plume Press, $16.00
  • The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs, Back Bay Books, $14.99
  • Pilgrim at Tinkers Creek by Annie Dillard, Harper Perennial, $14.99
  • The River Why by David James Duncan, Sierra Club Books, $14.95
  • Livingston Suite by Jim Harrison, Limberlost Press, $165.00
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, University of Chicago Press, $12.00
  • Where Rivers Change Directions by Mark Spragg, Riverhead Trade, $15.00
  • The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner, Penguin Press, $16.00
  • Ravens Excile: A Season on the Green River by Ellen Meloy, University of Arizona Press, $17.95
  • Run, River, Run by Ann Zwinger, University of Arizona Press, $17.95


  • Wild Dog Days by Gino Sky, Limberlost Press, $25.00
  • Juniper by Nancy Takacs, Limberlost Press, $25.00


  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin Press, $16.00

    General Non-fiction

  • The Mormon Rebellion: Utah's First Civil War 1857-1858 by David Bigler and Will Bagley, University of Oklahoma, $35.00
  • El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin by Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy, Nation Books, $15.99
  • The Life Times and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon by William Alder,Bloomsbury Press, $30.00

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


  • Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante, Grove/Atlantic, $24.95
  • The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott, Nan Talese/Doubleday, $21.95
  • Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch, Doubleday, $25.95
  • Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi, Scribner, $25.00
  • Driving on the Rim by Tom McGuane, Knopf, $26.95
  • The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert, Unbridled Books, $24.95

    Fiction Paperback

  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes, Grove Press, $15.95
  • In This Light by Melanie Rae Thon, Graywolf Press, $16.00
  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall, W.W. Norton, $15.95
  • I Thought You Were Dead by Pete Nelson, Algonquin Books, $13.95


  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, Crown, $26.00
  • Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues by Bill Moyers, The New Press $29.95
  • Awakening Creativity: Dandelion School Blossoms by Lily Yeh, New Village Press, $34.95
  • Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, Broadway, $25.00
  • Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game by Dan Barry, Harper, $26.99
  • Robert Redford: The Biography by Michael Feeney Callan, Knopf, $28.95
  • A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Julian Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant, Simon and Schuster, $28.00

    Non-fiction in Paper

  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengence and Survival by John Vaillant, Vintage, $15.00
  • Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families edited by John Donohue, Algonquin Books, $15.95
  • Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth by James M. Tabor, Random House, $16.00


  • The Wreckage edited by Michael Robotham, Mulholland Books/Little Brown, $24.95
  • The Fatal Touch Conor Fitzgerald, Bloomsbury, $25.00
  • Devil's Plaything by Matt Richtel, Harper, $9.99
  • Bloodmoney by David Ignatius, W. W. Norton, $25.95
  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson, $24.99

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