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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: December 10, 2016

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The Wood Brothers are playing at The State Room on Monday, December 12.

On this Books & Beats, Betsy Burton brings you two hefty tomes: Atlas Obscura (Workman) by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ell Morton; and John Derian Picture Book (Artisan).  Of Atlas, Betsy says it’s “the travel guide of a lifetime.”  Picture Book showcases John Derian’s decoupage art.  Betsy says the volume is “sumptuous.”

Then, Austen Diamond previews The Wood Brothers’ upcoming show.  They’ll be at The State Room on Monday, December 12.

Music heard on this Books & Beats:

Intro: “The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra” by Tom Tykner, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, and Gene      Pritsker.

1: “Tried and Tempted” by The Wood Brothers

2: “Buckets of Rain” by The Wood Brother (lyrics by Bob Dylan)

3: “American Heartache” by The Wood Brothers.  

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