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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: August 30, 2014

New Books and Beats contributor Austen Diamond previews The Moth & the Flame’s upcoming show in their hometown of Provo, and Betsy Burton (co-owner of The King's English Bookshop) reviews “Fives and Twenty-Fives” (Bloomsbury USA) by Michael Pitre - a former Marine who recalls scenes of the Iraq war in his first novel. Michael Petrie will be at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m. to read from his book.

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