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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 27, 2016

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Fitz and the Tantrums play at Pioneer Park on Thursday, September 1.

The Story of Land and Sea (Harper Perennial) by Katy Simpson Smith explores slavery during the American Revolution.  Betsy Burton says it’s “a nuanced, unsettling, and wondrous novel.”

Then, Austen Diamond’s got a fresh round of late-summer concert previews.

Wilco performs at Red Butte Garden on Tuesday, August 30th

This summer's Twilight Concerts are almost over.  Fitz and the Tantrums play at Pioneer Park on Thursday, September 1st.

Ages and Ages will be at Kilby Court on Thursday, September 1st.

Music heard on this Books & Beats:

1: “Jesus, etc.” by Wilco

2: “HandClap” by Fitz and the Tantrums

3: “They Want More” by Ages and Ages  

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