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2018 Holiday Book Show

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A good book could be the gift your loved one actually remembers. Local booksellers join us Tuesday to offer the best novels, poetry, non-fiction, and more. We'll also talk about great books for kids.

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Holiday gift givers, get ready for RadioWest on Tuesday. Our gift to you is the perfect idea for those on your list … a book. Twice a year we gather booksellers Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works, Betsy Burton of The King’s English and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books to offer titles for you to think about. They come up with the best novels, poetry, non-fiction, and more. We also make sure to talk about kids books. A good book could just be the one gift your loved ones actually remember.

Adult Books: BetsyBurtonKen SandersCatherine Weller

Children's Books: Catherine WellerBetsy BurtonKen Sanders

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

  Trees in Fiction, Fact and Photography

  • The Overstory by Richard Powers, Norton, hardcover, $27.95
  • Trees: Between Earth and Heaven by Art Wolfe and Gregory McNamee, Earth Aware Editions, hardcover, $75.00
  • The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst Greystone hardcover, $35

Great Reads

  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, Atlantic Monthly, hardcover, $27.00
  • Paris Echo, by Sebastian Faulks, Henry Holt, hardcover, $26.00
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Viking, hardcover, $27.00
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson, Little, Brown & Co., hardcover $28.00

Recovering the Past

  • Look Both Ways: A Double Journey Along My Grandmother’s Far-Flung Path, Katharine Coles, Turtle Point Pres, paperback, $18.95
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, Knopf, hardcover, $26.95
  • All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy, Atria, hardcover, $26.00
  • The Lost Words by Robert McFarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris, Anansi Internationa,l hardcover, $35.00

Books about Books and their Homes        

  • Bibliophile by Jane Mount, Chronicle, hardcover, $24.95
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean, Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $28.00
  • 1,000 Books to Read Before you Die by James Mustich, Workman, hardcover, $35.00

Mysteries and Thrillers

  • Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, hardcover, $29.00
  • November Road by Lou Berney, Morrow, hardcover, $26.99
  • Prague Spring by Simon Mawer, Other Press, paperback, $17.95
  • Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear, HarperCollins, hardcover, $26.95

The Long View: the Perspective of History

  • These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore, Norton, hardcover, $39.95
  • Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss, Crown, hardcover, $35.00
  • Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $30.00
  • American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us, Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf hardcover, $27.95

For Women of Every Age

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama, Random House, hardcover, $32.50

Stocking Stuffers

  • I’ll Tell You What by Ann Edwards Cannon, TKE Inc, paperback, $15.95
  • The White Darkness by David Grann and Will Patton, Doubleday, hardcover, $12.00
  • Elevation by Stephen King, Scribner, hardcover, $19.95
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, hardcover, $26.00
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, paperback, $17.00
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Vintage, paperback, $16.95
  • Mrs. Osmond by John Banville, Vintage, paperback, $15.95
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles, Morrow, paperback, $15.95
  • The Little Guide to Bugs by Alison Davies illustrated by Tom Frost, Quadrille, hardcover, $12.99
  • The Better World Shopping Guide by Ellis Jones, New Society, paperback, $12.95

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Ken Sanders' Books for Adults,Ken Sanders Rare Books

Local Voices

  • Deep in the Sound of Terra by Kate MacLeod, Dream Garden Press, paperback, $15.00
  • The Salt Lake Papers: From the Years in the Earthscapes of Utah by Edward Lueders, The University of Utah Press, paperback, $14.95
  • Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness by Amy Irvine, Torrey House Press, paperback, $11.95
  • The Book of Sharks by Rob Carney, Black Lawrence Press, paperback, $15.95
  • Stranger & Stranger by Kate Coles with illustrations by Maureen O'Hare Ure, Red Butte Press, paperback, $100.00
  • A Pentecostal Reads The Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction by John Christopher Thomas, CPT Press, paperback, $24.95

General Fiction & Literature

  • Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press paperback, $17.95
  • Blues for Cannibals: The Notes from Underground by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press paperback, $17.95
  • Some of the Dead are Still Breathing: Living in the Future by Charles Bowden, University of Texas Press, paperback, $17.95
  • Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson, Viking, hardcover, $28.00
  • Live Blog: A Novel by Megan Boyle, Tyrant Books, paperback, $21.95
  • Hippie by Paulo Coelho and Eric M. Becker, Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $25.95
  • The Doctor Stories by William Carlos Williams, New Directions, paperback, $14.95
  • Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard and translated by Ingvild Burkey, Penguin Press, hardcover, $27.00
  • Spring by Karl Ove Knausgaard and translated by Ingvild Burkey, Penguin Press, hardcover, $27.00

Natural History

  • How the Wild Calls to Me by 49 Swimming Pools, Elap Music, Vinyl or CD, $35.00 or $15.00
  • Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land by Stephen E. Strom, Rebecca M. Robinson, and Joy Harjo; George F. Thompson Publishing in association with The American Land Publishing Project, hardcover, $40.00
  • Flying Home: The Colorado Plateau from Above and Below by Craig Childs, Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association, paperback, $24.95

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Illustrated Books for Adults

  • White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts by Giacomo Patri; Dover, hardcover, $24.95
  • The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer with illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Calla Editions, hardcover, $75.00
  • The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius with illustrations by Jean De Bosschere, Calla Editions, hardcover, $40.00
  • A Perfect Failure: Fante Bukowski Three by Noah Van Sciver, Fantagraphics Books, paperback, $16.99
  • NOW: The New Comics Anthology #4 edited by Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics Books, paperback, $9.99

Art & Design

  • Art Essentials: Key Moments in Art by Lee Cheshire, Thames & Hudson, paperback, $16.95  
  • Art Essentials: Pop Art by Flavia Frigeri, Thames & Hudson Ltd, paperback, $16.95
  • Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design by Frances Ambler, Thames & Hudson Ltd, hardcover, $14.95

Politics and Social Issues

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama, Crown, hardcover, $32.50
  • No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies by William T. Vollman, Viking, hardcover, $40.00
  • No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies by William T. Vollmann, Viking, hardcover, $40.00
  • The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, W. W. Norton, hardcover, $26.95
  • These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill Lepore, W. W. Norton Company, hardcover, $39.95
  • The Vanishing Race by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, Calla Editions, hardcover, $40.00

Books on Books and Writer’s Reference

  • Books & Mortar: A Celebration of the Local Bookstore by Gibbs M. Smith, Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $16.99
  • Chicago Manual of Style: Seventeenth Edition, University of Chicago Press, hardcover, $70.00
  • In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace by Miranda Seymour, Pegasus Books, hardcover, $35.00
  • H. P. Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness by Alex Nikolavitch, Gervasio, Carlos Aon, Lara Lee, and Blue Lotus Productions, Pegasus Books, hardcover, $25.95

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Catherine Weller's Books for AdultsWeller Book Works

  • And then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons on Adulting from the Oregon Trail by Lauren Reeves, Houghton Mifflin, hardcover, $14.99
  • Are you there God? It’s Me, Margarita: More Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle, Running Press, hardcover, $15.00
  • Auerbach’s the Store that Performs what it Promises by Eileen Hallet Stone, History Press, paperback, $23.99
  • Book of Sharks by Rob Carney, Black Lawrence Press, paperback, $15.95
  • Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness by Amy Irvine, Torrey House Press, paperback, $11.95
  • Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams, Hachette Books, hardcover, $28.00
  • Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson, Viking Press, hardcover, $27.00
  • Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, W. W Norton & Co, hardcover, $26.95
  • Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Mariner Books, paperback, $14.99
  • I Don’t Really Love You, and other gentle reminders of existential dread in your everyday life by Alex Beyer, Running Press, hardcover, $13.00
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean, Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $28.00
  • Melmoth by Sarah Perry, Custom House, hardcover, $27.99
  • Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George, Metropolitan Books, hardcover, $30.00
  • Severance by Ling Ma, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $26.00
  • Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places that Speak to the Heart by John Keahey, Thomas Dunne Books, hardcover, $28.99
  • Song for the River by Philip Connors, Cinco Punto Press, hardcover $22.95, paperback $16.95
  • Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, Berkeley, hardcover, $20.00
  • Written in the Stars: Constellations, Facts, and Folklore by Alison Davies, Quadrille, hardcover, $16.99

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Catherine Weller's Books for ChildrenWeller Book Works

  • Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell and Corinna Luyken, Dial Press, hardcover, $17.99
  • Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand, illustrated by Maira Kallman, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $18.99
  • Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen, Sourcebooks, hardcover, $19.99
  • Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older, Scholastic, hardcover, $16.99
  • Good Morning, Snowplow! by Deborah Bruss, Arthur A. Levine, hardcover, $17.99
  • I Hate my Cats (A Love Story) by David Calli and Anna Pirolli, Chronicle Books, hardcover, $15.99
  • If DaVinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold (author) and Greg Newbold (illustrator), Tilbury House Publishers, hardcover, $17.95
  • On the Origin of the Species: Young Readers Edition by Charles Darwin, Atheneum, hardcover, $25.99
  • Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks, Disney-Hyperion, paperback, $12.99
  • Winters Promise by Christelle Dabos, Europa Editions, hardcover, $19.95

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Betsy Burton's Books for ChildrenThe King's English

  • Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, Holiday House, hardcover, $18.99
  • All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, Swartz & Wade, hardcover, $17.99
  • All the Animals Where I Live by Philip C. Stead Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $18.00
  • Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Graphix, paperback, $14.99
  • The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs Bloomsbury, hardcover, $16.99

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Ken Sanders’ Books for ChildrenKen Sanders Rare Books

Children’s and Illustrated Books for Children

  • Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream by Winsor McCay and others; Locust Moon Press, hardcover, $100.00
  • A Kingdom Far and Clear: The Complete Swan Lake Trilogy by Mark Helprin and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, Calla Editions: Ariel Books, hardcover, $45.00
  • Aladdin by translated by Yasmine Seale and edited by Paulo Lemos Horta, Liveright Publishing Corporation, hardover, $24.95
  • Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories from The Arabian Nights illustrated by Edmund Dulac, Calla Editions, hardcover, $45.00
  • Disney Masters Gift Box Set #1: Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney, Romano Scarpa, Paul Murry; Fantagraphics Books, hardcover, $59.99
  • Disney Masters Gift Box Set #2: Donald Duck by Walt Disney, Luciano Bottaro, Daan Jippes, and Freddy Milton, Fantagraphics Books, hardcover, $59.99
  • Disney Masters Collector's Box Set #2: Volumes Three and Four: Mickey Mouse / Donald Duck by Walt Disney, Paul Murry, Daan Jippes, and Freddy Milton; Fantagraphics Books, hardcover, 59.99
  • Good Morning: Buenos Dias by Meritxell Marti and Xavier Salomo, Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $9.99
  • Good Night: Buenos Noches by Meritxell Marti and Xavier Salomo, Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $9.99
  • Blank Books (Journals) from various publishers at various prices

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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.