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Fri June 29, 2007

7/2/07: What to Read This Summer

Salt Lake City, UT – Just in time for your 4th of July, we've gathered up Salt Lake's local, independent booksellers for a look at the summer's best reads. Doug is joined by Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore and Betsy Burton and Margaret Brennan-Neville of The King's English Bookshop.

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Betsy Burton
The King's English

New Fiction
McEwan, Ian: On Chesil Beach
Crace, Jim: The Pesthouse
Ondaatje, Michael: Divisadero
O'Hagan, Andrew: Be Near Me
Omstead, Robert: Coal Black Horse
Oates, Joyce Carol: The Gravedigger's Daughter
Hall, Steven: Raw Shark Texts
Stegner, Lynne: Because a Fire Was in My Head

New Fiction in Paperback
Dean, Debra: The Madonnas of Leningrad
Doig, Ivan: The Whistling Season
Alexie, Sherman: Flight
Gruen, Sara: Water for Elephants
Smith, Ali: The Accidental
Olsson, Linda: Astrid & Veronika
Glass, Julia: The Whole World Over

Nonfiction
Finan, Chris: From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
Doerr, Anthony: Four Seasons in Rome
McNamee, Thomas: Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Iggulden, Hal: The Dangerous Book for Boys

Mysteries
Robotham, Michael: Night Ferry
Richtel, Matt: Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
Grabenstein, Chris: Whack a Mole
Lippman, Laura: What the Dead Know
Hill, Susan: The Various Haunts of Men

Catherine Weller
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

Isaacson, Walter: Einstein
Smith, Alisa and JB MacKinnon: Plenty
Yang, Gene Luen: American Born Chinese
Hall, Steven: Raw Shark Texts
Leon, Vicki: Working IX to V
Weisman, Alan: The World Without Us
Rosen, RD: Buffalo in the House
Carlson, Ron: Five Skies
Yates, Michael: Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate
Nestle, Marion: What to Eat
McNally, John (ed.): When I Was a Loser

Ken Sanders
Ken Sanders Rare Books

Literary Picks
Hosseini, Khaled: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Harrison, Jim: Returning to Earth
McCarthy, Cormac: The Road
Hillerman, Tony: The Blessing Way

Utah and Regional Books
Brewer, Kenneth W: Whale Song: A Poet's Journey Into Cancer
Childs, Craig: House of Rain: Tracking A Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
Vance, Del: Beer in the Beehive: A History of Brewing in Utah
Dimock, Brad: The Very hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River
Spangler, Jerry and Donna: Treasures of the Tavaputs: The Archeology of Desolation Canyon, Nine Mile Canyon and Range Creek
Stiles, Jim: Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed
Till, Tom and Clokey, Mikenna: Utah The Light Fantastic

Graphic Novels
Nuckel, Otto: Destin

Mormon/LDS Interest
Hard, B. Carmon, editor: Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy Its origin, practices and demise
Walton, Michael and Phyllis: Mormon essays: Science and Mormonism, A study of harmony and conflict; Joseph Smith and science; the Methodist Connection; The Book of Abraham; Toward a comprehensive theory of the text; the House of Israel in Mormon Theology

Local Oddities
Bukowski, Charles: Underwater Poetry Festival
Lee, Katie: Love Song to Glen Canyon: Images, Words and Songs
Motor Tales: Utah's History Behind the Wheel

Children's Books
Buehner, Caralyn and Mark: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Mysteries / Guilty Pleasures
Irvine, Robert: The Moroni Traveler Series: Baptism For the Dead, The Angel's Share, Gone To Glory, Called Home, The Spoken Word, The Great Reminder

Margaret Brennan-Neville
Children's Books at The King's English

Picture Books
Sherry, Kevin: I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
Yolen, Jane and Mark Teague: How Do Dinosaurs Go to School
Freedman, Deborah: Scribble
Himmelman, John: Chickens to the Rescue
Morris, Carla, illustrated by Brad Sneed: The Who Was Raised by Librarians

Early Readers (ages 5-8)
Arnold, Tedd: Hi! Fly Guy
Cannon, AE: Way Out West with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe
McKay, Sindy: Animals Under Our Feet
Dinosaurs 4 Favorite Stories

Transitional Readers (ages 7-10)
Nolan, Lucy: Down Girl and Sit Smarter than Squirrels
Greenbury, Dan: Dude, Where's My Spaceship
Stilton, Geronimo: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid
Meadows, Daisy: Hayley the Rain Fairy

Middle Readers (ages 10 and up)
Riordan, Rick: Titan's Curse
Selznik, Brian: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Roy, Jennifer: Yellow Star
Clements, Andrew: No Talking
Cornish, DM: Monster Blood Tattoo Book One: Foundling
St. Anthony, Jane: Grace Above All
Babbitt, Natalie: Jack Plank Tells Tales
Hinds, Gareth: Beowulf

Chick Lit (ages 14 and up)
Meyer, Stephanie: New Moon
Abdel-Fattah, Randa: Does My Head Look Big in This?
Cabot, Meg: Pants on Fire
Marillier, Juliet: Wildwood Dancing
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert: Dairy Queen

Young Adult (ages 14 and up)
Smith, Roland: Peak
Kostick, Conor: Epic
Buckingham, Royce: Demon Keepers
Anderson, Laurie Halse: Twisted
Peet, Mal: Tamar

Non Fiction (all ages)
Gore, Al: An Inconvenient Truth
DK: School Like Mine
Kerley, Barbar: A Little Peace
Jenkins, Steve: Dogs and Cats
Bingha, Caroline: Buzz
Kelsey, Elin: Strange New Species

Poetry (all ages)
Prelutsky, Jack: Good Sports
Poetry Speaks to Children

Visit one of Salt Lake City's local, independent businesses:
Ken Sanders Rare Books
The King's English
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore
Graywhale CD Exchange

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