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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 20, 2015

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Fictionist performs at the Utah Arts Festival on June 25 on the Park Stage.


In I Saw a Man (Nan A. Talese) by Owen Sheers, what starts as a mundane chore becomes a deep meditation on a man’s past.  Betsy Burton says “it’s a novel that tells truth about life and about relationships. Who could ask for more?”

The Utah Arts Festival is coming right up, and Austen Diamond has the celebration’s live music covered.

Two-time RadioWest guests Fictionist plays Thursday, June 25, on the Park Stage at 9:15pm.

On Saturday, June 27, at 7:45pm catch MiNX.  They’ll be on the Park Stage, too.

Later that evening at 9:45pm, Royal Southern Brotherhood takes the Amphitheater Stage.

Or, if you’re in the mood for an experimental blend of bluegrass and classical music, check out Kruger Brothers featuring the Kontras Quartet at 9:50pm on the Festival Stage.

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