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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: May 28, 2016

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Aoife O'Donovan will be playing at the Ogden Music Festival, June 3 - 5

Everybody’s Fool (Random House) is Richard Russo’s latest novel.  It’s a sequel to his 1993 book Nobody’s Fool.  Betsy Burton says “everyone you loved and hated and loved to hate in the first novel is still spinning out his or her days in the small, burdened town of North Bath, NY.”

Then, bluegrass and folk music lovers are in for a treat with the upcoming Ogden Music Festival.  13 bands will perform between June 3rd and 5th at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden.

Music heard on this Books & Beats:

1: “Snake Eyes” by The Wood Brothers

2: “Blue Skies” by Mountain Heart

3: “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” by Aoife O’Donovan

4: “Feel the Same” by Joshua James  

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