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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: October 3, 2015

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My Morning Jacket performs at The Complex on Wednesday, October 7th.

In The Double Life of Liliane(Atlantic Monthly Press), a memoir by Lily Tuck, we follow the author as a young woman backwards and forwards through time.  Betsy Burton says, “The panoply of lives and loves that [Tuck] describes and illustrates is more entrancing and inventive than most novels, and as accomplished a literary work as one might expect—whether it be fiction or non—from one of the most interesting writers of our age.”

Austen Diamond has kept the same My Morning JacketCD in his car for years now.  They’re the go-to band he never gets tired of.  And they’ll be at The Complex* on Wednesday, October 7th.

*At time of recording, they were scheduled to play at The Great Saltair.

Boulder, CO, “livetronica” band Big Gigantic takes the Park City Live stage on Tuesday, October 6th

And Gardens & Villa perform at Urban Lounge on Wednesday, October 7th.

Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:

1: “Spring (Among the Living)” by My Morning Jacket

2: “Get On Up” by Big Gigantic

3: “Black Hills” by Gardens & Villa  

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