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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: September 3, 2016

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Kacey Musgraves plays at Red Butte Garden on Thursday, September 8.

Colson Whitehead’s new novel is called Underground Railroad (Doubleday).  It’s a fictional take on one of the most important, and least visible, resistance movements in our country’s history.  In her review, Betsy Burton says, “This is a heart-stopping tale brimming with history.”

Then, Tim Slover has a profile of country singer Kacey Musgraves.  Her lyrics defy many of the values of mainstream country music.  She’ll play at Red Butte Garden on Thursday, September 8th.

Music by Kacey Musgraves heard on this Books & Beats.

1: “Follow Your Arrow”

2: “Merry Go ‘Round”

3: “Dime Store Cowgirl”

4: “Biscuits”  

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