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Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined By Stephen Fry Cover Image

Jennifer Adams

A long-time friend of the bookstore, Jennifer Adams received her degree in English literature from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the author of more than a dozen books and has worked as a writer and editor for fifteen years.

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The Complete Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Jane Austen, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by) Cover Image

Karlyn Bond

Salt Lake native, concert pianist, and Professor Emeritus at Westminster College, Karlyn Bond is embarrassed to admit that she did not become a voracious reader until the summer after graduating from college.

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Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image

Margaret Brennan Neville

When the Bookmobile lady told my mom I needed a bigger library, we started going to the Sprague branch in Sugarhouse.

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All In: An Autobiography By Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers Cover Image

Anne "AB" Brillinger

From her earliest memory, AB has never been without a dog or a book. She lives with one of the former (SunnY) and a thousand or so of the latter in the TKE neighborhood.

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All In: An Autobiography By Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers Cover Image

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Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image

Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton is the co-founder of The King's English Bookshop.

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The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories By Anthony Marra Cover Image

Ann Cannon

Utah native Ann Cannon is a bookseller, newspaper columnist and award-winning children's author who once wrote a series of easy readers about two stupid pirates. In order to better understand her characters, Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, Ann spent some time wearing an eye patch.

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Princess Academy By Shannon Hale Cover Image

Calvin Crosby

Miss Young, my kindergarten teacher, chose Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary as our story time book on the first day of school. Ramona Quimby hooked me on reading and on finding adventure in the ordinary.

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The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy #1) By Gareth Hanrahan Cover Image

Will Eakland

Will found a home surrounded by books at an early age. He has stuck around ever since.

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory By Caitlin Doughty Cover Image

Rob Eckman

Rob is our genius storyteller, the emperor of the kids' room, and he wears the Dr. Seuss storytime hat better than anyone we've ever seen. You really must come check him out. There's nothing like the perfect story, happily told.

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory By Caitlin Doughty Cover Image

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The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) By Louise Penny Cover Image

Vivian Evans

A long time member and former president of The Children's Literature Association of Utah, Vivian loves people and books. When the two come together, she is especially happy.

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The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) By Louise Penny Cover Image

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story By Michael Lewis Cover Image

Sue Fleming

Why is a retired nurse working in a bookstore? Several years ago I completed a very satisfying career as a nurse with communities, hospitals, colleges and for the Utah Army National Guard. I love working for The King's English and am having a grand experience reading everything as fast as I can!

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The Heron's Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (The Two Rivers Series #2) By Ann Cleeves Cover Image

Wendy Foster Leigh

Retired English teacher and administrator, she finds nothing more wonderful than having a cat on the knee and a book in hand. She is an Anglophile and lover of mystery and fantasy novels--often set in the wilds of Lancashire or Yorkshire.

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The Heron's Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (The Two Rivers Series #2) By Ann Cleeves Cover Image

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The Stranger I Become: On Walking, Looking, and Writing By Katharine Coles Cover Image

Linda Gurrister

Linda Gurrister is a long time Utah resident. She is a retired psychotherapist and also a "closet bibliophile" who has recently "come out." Working at The King's English combines her passion for good books with her love of people.

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The Stranger I Become: On Walking, Looking, and Writing By Katharine Coles Cover Image

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Anne of Green Gables (An Anne of Green Gables Novel) By L. M. Montgomery Cover Image

Kim Hacking

I joined the TKE holiday wrapping team a decade ago and just recently became a children's book seller. It has been a dream come true. I was a late bloomer to any real consistant reading until I had my first baby in my late 20's.

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Anne of Green Gables (An Anne of Green Gables Novel) By L. M. Montgomery Cover Image

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The Four Winds: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image

Becky Hall

Becky has been a book lover all her life. When she was little, she read every one of the children’s biographies in her local library. She became an elementary school teacher and finally found her way to the best job in the world as the elementary school librarian at Rowland Hall.

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Anne Holman

My mom used to yell at me to come out from the other side of the bed and play with my friends who had come over to visit. It wasn't that I didn't want to play; it was just that a book, pretty much any book, had caught my attention and carried me away.

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