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2017 Holiday Book Show

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Thursday, local booksellers Betsy Burton of The King’s English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, and Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works are stacking our studio with books they say should be on your holiday gift list. 

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Thursday, local booksellers Betsy Burton of The King’s English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, and Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works are stacking our studio with titles they say should be on your holiday gift list. You can’t see the books on the radio, so we’ll also be live on Facebook with the best literature, mysteries, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books for your friends and family.

Want to peek into the studio? Join us LIVE on Facebook.

Adult Books: Ken SandersCatherine WellerBetsyBurton

Children's Books: Catherine WellerBetsy BurtonKen Sanders

Ken Sanders' Books for Adults,Ken Sanders Rare Books

Glen Canyon, Bears Ears, Escalante

  • The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing by Katie Lee, Dream Garden Press, paperback, $25.00
  • Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, Torrey House Press, hardcover, $19.95
  • Red Rock Testimony: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands (Signed) edited by Stephen Trimble, Torrey House Press, $50.00
  • The Colorado River through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell edited by Eleanor Inskip, paperback, $15.00


  • A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015 together with The Presence of Nature in the Natural World: A Long Conversation by Wendell Berry, Counterpoint Press, paperback, $16.95
  • The Mad Farmer Poems by Wendell Berry, Counterpoint Press, paperback, $14.95
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey and illustrated by R. Crumb, Dream Garden Press, hardcover, $30.00
  • Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America by Charles Bowden, Random House, $25.00 [Charles Bowden on RadioWest]

Fiction & Literature

  • An American Homeless in Paris by Chris Ames, The University of Utah Press, paperback, $24.95
  • Stony Mesa Sagas by Chip Ward, Torrey House Press, paperback, $17.95
  • Complete Stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Seven Stories Press, hardcover, $45.00
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Random House, hardcover, $28.00
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, Riverhead Books, hardcover, $27.00
  • The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan, Tyrant Books, paperback, $16.95

Mystery & Thriller

  • Two Kinds of Truth: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, hardcover, $29.00
  • The Western Star by Craig Johnson, Viking, hardcover, $28.00

Utah & the Mormons

  • A 3-D Tour of Latter-Day Saint History: Bringing B. H. Roberts Back to Life by Steven L. Richardson and Benjamin M. Richardson, Signature Books, hardcover, $48.95
  • The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork through Time and Place  by Hikmet Sidney Loe, The University of Utah Press, paperback, $34.95
  • Mormonism Under the Microscope: “Master, the Tempest is Raging!” Volume 1 by Joel M. Allred, Mountain Press, hardcover, $49.95
  • The Great Medicine Road: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails: Part 3: 1850-1855 by Michael Tate, The Arthur H. Clark Company, hardcover, $39.95
  • Wasatch XXX by Russel Albert Daniels, self-published by author, paperback, $15.00
  • Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my Dementia by Gerda Saunders, Hachette Books, hardcover $27.00 [Gerda Saunders on RadioWest]
  • Out Where the West Begins by Philip F. Anschutz, Cloud Camp Press, hardcover, $34.95

Comics, Graphic Novels, Comic Art, and Illustrated Books

  • An Arthur Rackham Christmas: A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Calla Editions, hardcover, $30.00


  • Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, Viking, hardcover, $28.00 [Nancy MacLean on RadioWest]
  • Did It!: From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary by Pat Thomas, Fantagraphics Books, hardcover, $49.99

Natural History & Sustainability

  • The Ballad of Gutless Ditch by Katie Lee, Katydid Books and Music, hardcover, $25.00
  • This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness: Recipes

Local Poetry and Songwriters

  • Deep in the Sound of Terra by Kate MacLeod, compact disc, $15.00
  • Folk Hotel by Tom Russell, compact disc, $15.99
  • The Words of Rumi selected and translated by Raoul Shams, Rumi Publications, paperback, $9.95

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Catherine Weller's Books for AdultsWeller Book Works

  • 3-D Tour of Latter-Day Saint History: Bringing B H Roberts Back to Life edited by Steven L. Richardson and Benjamin M. Richardson, Signature Books, hardcover, $48.95
  • American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, hardcover, Crown Books, $28.00
  • Christmas Nightmare by Jean-Marie Donat, Cernunnos, hardcover, $19.95
  • David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium edited by Jeffrey Jenkins, Little Brown & Co, hardcover, $50.00
  • Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, Custom House, hardcover, $26.99
  • Famous and Infamous: A Guide to the Salt Lake City Cemetary by Linda Hilton, Sorting Through LLC, Map, $10.95
  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, Harper, hardcover, $28.99
  • Grant by Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, hardcover, $40.00
  • Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food by Matthew Gavin Frank, Liveright, hardover, $35.00
  • Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power by D. Michael Quinn, Signature Books, hardcover, $49.95 [D. Michael Quinn on RadioWest]
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, Riverhead Books, hardcover, $27.00
  • Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang, M.D. and Nate Pedersen, Workman Publishing, hardcover, $22.95
  • Republic for Which it Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865 – 1896 by Richard White, Oxford University Press, hardcover, $35
  • Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet, Farrar Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $27
  • Stony Mesa Sagas by Chip Ward, Torrey House Press, paperback, $17.95
  • This Book is a Planetarium: and Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions by Kelli Anderson, Chronicle Books, hardcover, $40.00
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, hardcover, $28.00
  • Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang by David Philipps, W. W. Norton & Co., hardcover, $27.95
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard, Liveright Publishing Corporation, hardcover, $15.95

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Betsy Burton's Books forAdults,The King's English

Nonfiction—and spectacular!

  • This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness: Recipes from Hell's Backbone Grill by Blake Spaulding, and Jen Castle, Lavinia Spaulding, photographer, Ace Kvale, HBG Press hardcover, $36.00
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster hardcover, $35.00
  • Silence in the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge, Pantheon hardcover, $19.95
  • Annie Leibowitz: Portraits 2005-2016, Phaidon hardcover, $89.95
  • Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, a Study in Beauty and Diversity, Emmet Gowin, foreword by Terry Tempest Williams, Princeton University Press hardcover, $49.95
  • Animal: The Definitive Visual Study from the Smithsonian, DK hardcover, $50.00
  • Where the Animals Go by James Chesire and Oliver Uberti, Norton hardcover, $39.95
  • Wise Trees by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, Abrams hardcover, $40.00
  • The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Knopf hardcover, $60.00
  • Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History by David T. Gilbert, foreword by Jeff Shaara, Rizzoli hardcover, $50.00
  • Grant, by Ron Chernow, Penguin hardcover, $40


  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Scribner hardcover, $26.00
  • Mrs. Osmond by John Banville, Knopf hardcover, $27.95
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, Riverhead hardcover $27.00
  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux hardcover, $26.00
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Scribner hardcover, $28.00
  • Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly, Norton hardcover, $22.95
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles, Morrow paperback, $15.99
  • Hagseed by Margaret Atwood, Hogarth paperback, $15.00
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial paperback, $16.99


  • Half Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux hardcover, $40.00
  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver, Penguin hardcover, $30.00
  • The Odyssey by Homer translated by Emily Wilson, Norton hardcover, $39.95


  • A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré, Viking hardcover, $28.00
  • Displaced by Stephen Abarbanell, Harper hardcover, $26.99
  • Friends and Traitors by John Lawton, Atlantic Monthly Press hardcover, $26.00
  • Abracadabra by David Kranes, University of Nevada Paperback, $19.95 
  • The Driver by Hart Hanson, Dutton hardcover, $26.00
  • The Midnight Line by Lee Child, Delacorte Press hardcover, $28.99
  • Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly, Little Brown hardcover, $29.00


Catherine Weller's Books for ChildrenWeller Book Works

  • After the Fall by Dan Santat, Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $17.99
  • All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson, Dial Books, paperback, $12.99
  • First Rule of Punk by Celia C Perez, Viking, hardcover, $16.99
  • Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr, Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99
  • Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, art by Shawn Harris, Chronicle Books, hardcover, $19.99
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, Little Brown, hardcover, $17.99
  • Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw, Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $17.99
  • Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex, Chronicle Books, hardcover, $16.99
  • Pablo & His Chair by Delphine Perret, Princeton Architectural Press, hardcover, $17.95

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Ken Sanders’ Books for ChildrenKen Sanders Rare Books

  • Runny Babbit Returns by Shel Silverstein, Harper, $19.99
  • The Book of Dust: Volume One: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, Knopf, hardcover, $29.99

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Betsy Burton's Books for ChildrenThe King's English

Picture Books

  • Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara d Georgio, Chronicle Books hardcover, $17.99
  • Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares, Candlewick hardcover, $17.99
  • The Wolf, The Duck, & the Mouse by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen, Candlewick hardcover, $17.99
  • Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney Hyperion hardcover, $17.99
  • Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Panorama Pops $8.99

Chapter Books

  • Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin, Random House hardcover, $17.99
  • Hatchett 30th Anniversary Edition by Gary Paulsen illustrated by Drew Willis, Simon & Schuster hardcover, $9.99
  • War Cross by Marie Lu, Putnam hardcover, $18.99
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz, Scholastic hardcover, $16.99

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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