Tune in to KUER to hear Betsy on the Holiday Book Show!

December 8, 2010

Tune in to hear Betsy on Radio West (KUER, 90.1 FM) for the Holiday Book Show — this morning at 11 a.m., and again tonight at 7 p.m. (or always available as a podcast at http://www.kuer.org). She’ll be appearing with Ken Sanders and Catherine Weller, and the trio will cover the season’s best books for the holidays and beyond. Christmas shopping: nearly solved.

Betsy’s List

Literary yet Lively
Autobiography of Mark Twain edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, University of California, $34.95
Letters, Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor, Viking, $35
40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G. B. Trudeau, Andrews McMeel, $100

Fiction
Collected Stories, Volume Two by William Trevor, Viking, $35
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26
The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26
The Golden Mean by Annabell Lyon, Knopf, $24.95
Driving on the Rim by Tom McGuane, Knopf, $26.95
The Typist by Michael Knight, Atlantic Monthly, $20

Fiction in Paper
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $15
Border Songs by Jim Lynch, Vintage, $15
Chalcot Crescent by Fay Weldon, Europa, $15
My Driver by Maggie Gee, Telegraph, $13.95

Mystery/Thriller
A Lily of the Field by John Lawton, Atlantic Monthly, $24
Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carré, Viking, $27.95
Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith, Simon & Schuster, $25.99

Nonfiction
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengence and Survival by John Valliant, Knopf, $26.95
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954–1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Shines, and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim, Knopf, $39.95
The Emperor of All Maladies; the Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $30

Cookbooks
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40
Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That by Ina Garten, Potter, $35
At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka by Madhur Jaffrey, Knopf, $35

Art of the West
The Art of Maynard Dixon by Don Hagerty, Gibbs Smith, $75
A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon’s Arizona by Thomas Brent Smith, Tucson Museum of Art and History, University of Oklahoma Press. $49.95
Painters of Utah by Donna Poulton and Vern G. Swanson, Gibbs Smith, $75
Visions of the Big Sky by Don Flores, University of Oklahoma Press, $45

Children’s Books
It’s a Book by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook Press, $12.99
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long, Knopf, $17.99
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, Delacorte, $16.99