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RadioWest's 2021 Holiday Book Show

It’s that time of year again! Time for the RadioWest Holiday Book Show!

Local booksellers Ken Sanders, and Catherine Weller, and emeritus bookseller Betsy Burton are stacking our studio with books to help you find the right titles for your friends and loved ones this holiday season.

Catherine Weller's Books for Adults, Weller Book Works

WBW Adult Fiction:

  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers, WW Norton & Co. hardcover, $27.95
  • Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, Viking, hardcover, $30.00
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, hardcover, $30.00
  • Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlesen, Farrar Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $30.00
  • Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, Scribner, hardcover, $28.00
  • I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories by Laura Van Den Berg, Picador, paperback, $17.00
  • Intimacies by Katie Kitamura, Riverhead, hardcover, $26.00
  • Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak, Bloomsbury, hardcover, $30.00
  • Matrix by Lauren Groff, Riverhead Books, hardcover, $28.00
  • Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, paperback, $17.99
  • Peculiarities by David Liss, Tachyon, paperback $17.95
  • Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, hardcover, $20.99

WBW Adult Non-Fiction:

  • 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones et al, One World, hardcover, $38.00
  • About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks by David Rooney, WW Norton, hardcover, $28.95
  • Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski, Avid Reader Press, hardcover, $40.00
  • Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber et al, Farrar Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $35.00
  • Family Roe: An American Story by Joshua Prager, WW Norton & Co, hardcover, $35.00
  • Fuzz: When Nature Break the Law by Mary Roach, WW Norton & Co., hardcover, $26.95
  • Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan, Public Affairs, hardcover, $30.00
  • Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib, Random House, hardcover, $27.00
  • Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres by Kelefa Sanneh, Penguin Press, hardcover, $28.00
  • Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit, Viking Press, hardcover, $28.00
  • Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson, Ten Speed Press, hardcover, $16.99
  • Food and Drink:
  • Essential New York Times Cookbook: Essential Recipes by Amanda Hesser, WW Norton, hardcover, $55.00
  • Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections from Omma’s Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro, Avery, hardcover, $35.00
  • Lovecraft Cocktails: Elixers and Libations from the Lore of H.P. Lovecraft by Mike Slater, Countryman Press, hardcover, $25.00
  • New Cooking School Cookbook: Fundamentals by America’s Test Kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen, hardcover, $45.00
  • New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes by Sam Sifton, Ten Speed Press, paperback,$28.00
  • Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat by Jenny Rosenstrach, Clarkson Potter, hardcover, $32.50

WBW Kids:

  • 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones et al, Kokila, hardcover, $18.99 (6 – 10 yrs)
  • Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press, hardcover, $19.99 (8 – 12 yrs)
  • Bright Star by Yuyi Morales, Holiday House, hardcover, $18.99 (4 – 8 yrs)
  • Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in her Own Backyard by Julia Lyon, McElderderry Books, hardcover, $17.99 (5 – 9 yrs)
  • Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, DK Publishing, hardcover, $19.99 (8 – 12 yrs)
  • I Eat Poop: A Dung Beetle Story by Mark Pett, Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $18.99 (4 – 8 yrs)
  • Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers and Changemakers from Past to Present by Adrienne Keeen, Ten Speed Press, hardcover, $18.99 (young adult to adult)
  • Our Table by Peter Reynolds, Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99 (4 – 8 yrs)
  • Read Island by Nicole Magistro, Read Island LLC, hardcover, $18.99 (4 – 7 yrs)
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes, The City by Christian Heidicker, Henry Holt, hardcover, $17.99 (9 – 12 yrs)
  • Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger, Levine Querrido, hardcover, $18.99 (young adult)
  • Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari, Enchanted Lion Books, hardcover, $27.99 (8 – 12 yrs)
  • Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba et al, Yonder, hardcover, $18.00 (young adult)

Betsy Burton's Books for Adults, The King's English


  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, Scribner hardcover, $30 (quote)
  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers, Norton hardcover, $27.95
  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, Harper hardcover, $28.99
  • Oh, William by Elizabeth Strout, Random House hardcover, $27
  • MacArthur Park by Judith Freeman, Pantheon hardcover, $28
  • The Magician by Colm Tóibín, Scribner hardcover, $28
  • Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, Scribner hardcover, $28

TKE: Nonfiction

  • Woke Racism:  How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter, Penguin hardcover, $26
  • The Moon Is Behind Us by Terry Tempest Williams and Fazal Sheikh, Steidl hardcover $40
  • A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries, 2003-2020 by David Sedaris, Little, Brown hardcover, $32
  • What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction by Alice McDermott, Farrar, Straus and Giroux hardcover, $30
  • The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People, Lost and Found by Rick Bragg, Knopf hardcover, $26
  • Fuzz, Mary Roach, Norton hardcover, $26.95
  • TKE: Local Fiction and Nonfiction
  • The Mike File: Clues to a Life by Stephen Trimble, Homebound Publications paperback, $16.95
  • Monastery Mornings by Michael Patrick O’Brien, Paraclete Press, $18
  • Performance Art: Stories by David Kranes, University of Nevada Paperback, $22
  • All’s Well by Mona Awad by Simon & Schuster hardcover $27

TKE: Mystery/Thriller

  • Silverview by John le Carré, Viking hardcover, $28
  • State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s, $30
  • The Judge’s List by John Grisham, Doubleday hardcover, $29.95
  • Billy Summers by Stephen King, Scribner hardcover, $30

TKE: Children’s Picture Books

  • The Tiny Star by Mem Fox, illustrated by Freya Blackwood, Knopf hardcover, $17.99
  • Poems from When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne, selected and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, Norton hardcover, $19.95
  • The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney Simon & Schuster hardcover, $17.99

Ken Sanders' Books for Adults, Ken Sanders Rare Books

KSRB: Fiction

  • Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Doubleday, $28.95
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Scribner, $30
  • Silverview by John Le Carré. Viking, $28
  • Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman. Viking Books, $24.99
  • When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson by Ellen Datlow (Editor), Joyce Carol Oates, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, et al. Titan Books, $24.95
  • Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish by Sandra Cisneros. Vintage Books, $12.95
  • MacArthur Park by Judith Freeman. Pantheon Books, $28
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. Saga Press, $26.99
  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers. W.W. Norton & Company, $27.95
  • Dune by Frank Herbert. ACE, $40
  • The Nature of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien and Carl F. Hostetter (Editor). HarperCollins, $32
  • Billy Summers by Stephen King. Scribner, $30

KSRB: Regional & LDS

  • Brigham Young, Colonizer of the American West: Diaries and Office Journals, 1832–1871 by George D. Smith (Editor) and John G. Turner (Foreword). Signature Books, $95
  • Sally in Three Worlds: An Indian Captive in the House of Brigham Young by Virginia Kerns. University of Utah Press, $34.95
  • New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story by Winifred Gallagher. Penguin Press, $28
  • Losing a Bit of Eden: Recent Stories by Levi S. Peterson. Signature Books, $14.95
  • B.H. Roberts: A Life in the Public Arena by John Sillito. Signature Books, $34.95
  • Harold B. Lee: Life and Thought by Newell G. Bringhurst. Signature Books, $9.99
  • New World Coming; Frontline Voices on Pandemics, Uprisings, & Climate Crisis by Alastair Lee Bitsóí and Brooke Larson. Torrey House Press, $19.95

KSRB: Comics, Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

  • 1984 by George Orwell and Fido Nest (Adapted and Illustrated). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22
  • Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North and Albert Monteys. Archaia, $24.99
  • Wake: A Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez (Illustrator). Simon & Schuster, $29.99
  • Crumb’s World by R. Crumb and Robert Storr. David Zwirner Books, $45
  • Wonder Woman in the Fifties by Robert Kanigher, John Broome, et al. DC Comics, $34.99
  • Mutual Aid: An Illuminated Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin, PM Press, $20
  • Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors by Amber Share. Plume, $22

KSRB: Children’s & YA

  • How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino. Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95
  • Every Little Kindness by Marta Bartolj. Chronicle Books, $17.99
  • Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long (Illustrator). Penguin Random House, $18.99
  • Bird Boy by Matthew Burgess and Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator). Borzoi, $17.99
  • Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist by Evan Griffith. Clarion Books, $17.99
  • Hike by Pete Oswald. Candlewick Press, $17.99

KSRB: History

  • The 1619 Project by Caitlin Roper, Jake Silverstein and Ilena Silverman (Editors), and Nikole Hannah-Jones (Creator). One World, $38
  • We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff. Simon & Schuster, $27
  • Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Beacon Press, $27.95
  • How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. Little, Brown and Company, $29
  • The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $35  
  • Witchcraft: The Library of Esoterica by Jessica Hundley, Pam Grossman and Thunderwing. Taschen, $40

KSRB: Biography

  • A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir by Rodrigo Garcia. HarperVia, $23.99
  • The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams: With the Original Text of 'Lesbian Love' by Jonathan Ned Katz. Chicago Review Press Incorporated, $30
  • The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941-1966) by Clinton Heylin. Little, Brown and Company, $30
  • My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes. One World, $28
  • Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR by Lisa Napoli. Abrams, $28
  • Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit. Viking Press, $28
  • The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West by Peter Hiller and Gail Jones. Gibbs Smith, $30
  • Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love by Haruki Murakami. Knopf Publishing Group, $25
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.