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Book reviews and concert previews brought to you by Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, and Austen Diamond, producer of 13% Salt. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during NPR's Weekend Edition.

Books & Beats: June 7, 2014

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Betsy Burton explores our capacity to love as well as hate in Anthony Doerr's novel "All the Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) and Dan Nailen previews the Janelle Monáe concert at Red Butte Garden, along with upcoming shows by The Mountain Goats and Jessica Lea Mayfield.


Author Anthony Doerr ("The Shell Collector," "Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World") will appear at The King's English Bookshop on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Betsy Burton is the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop and Dan Nailen blogs about music and culture at

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