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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 1, 2016

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Thievery Corporation performs at The Complex on Friday, October 7.

Mercury (Harper Collins) by Margot Livesey is a story about obsession and horses.  Betsy Burton says Livesey has crafted a novel “that tells us something new about midlife’s fragility, about the dangers lurking there—and about the possibility for unforetold drama in all our lives.

Then, Austen Diamond starts out his concert picks this week with Thievery Corporation.  The electronic duo performs at The Complex on Friday, October 7th.

Delta Rae is playing at In The Venue this week.  They’ll bring their alt-pop gospel sound to the stage on October 3rd.

And local violin whiz Lindsey Stirling plays at the UCCU Center on October 4th.  

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