Feb 6 2011 - 4:11pm


* Utah author Terrell Dougan discusses her memoir, "That Went Well," 7-9 p.m. Monday at the I.J. and JeannA(c) Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City. This is a free event and open to the public.

* Utah author Debbie Jorde presents her memoir, "Eight Fingers and Eight Toes: Accepting Life's Challenges," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. The memoir recounts the challenges Jorde faced and the insights she gained from raising her children, who were born with a disabling genetic condition known as Miller Syndrome.

* Jay D. Schvaneveldt, an emeritus professor at Utah State University, discusses his self-published book "History of Weston, Idaho" (Mountain Top Publishing, $35.85) at 7 p.m. Wednesday during a meeting of the Cache Valley Historical Society at the Logan Library, 255 N. Main. This is a free event and open to the public.

This comprehensive history covers events of the community from its founding days in 1865 through 2010 and includes a section with photos and newspaper clippings. The book explains the construction of a grist mill at Weston Creek in 1866 and how in 1867 that prompted the relocation of the original townsite near the Cedarville area to the bench overlooking Cache Valley. The book also includes accounts of settlement struggles, repeated grasshoppers and Mormon cricket infestations as well as the history of religion, opera, music and education in the area.

The book is available through the author: P.O. Box 152, Weston, Idaho, 83286, (208) 339-0089; at UMC 2905, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322. (435) 797-1521; or by e-mail: The book can also be purchased at the Preston Citizen office in Preston, Idaho, Woodward's Country Store in Weston, the USU bookstore in Logan, the Cache Valley Visitor's Bureau in the historic Logan courthouse and Downs Printing in Hyrum. Visit for more information.

* Best-selling Oklahoma author Ree Drummond presents her memoir, "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels -- A Love Story," at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Salt Lake City. Free tickets are available at The King's English Bookshop. The ticket guarantees admission to the event and secures a place in the signing line.

* Deer Valley executive pastry chef Letty Halloran Flatt has gathered together 125 recipes in a cookbook of Deer Valley favorites, including the signature dessert. Flatt presents the newly revised edition of her cookbook, "Chocolate Snowball," at 2 p.m. Saturday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.

* The Breathless Reads national book tour stops in Salt Lake City at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Free tickets can be picked up at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. The five young adult authors featured on the tour include Utah's own Ally Condie ("Matched"), Andrea Cremer ("Nightshade"), Brenna Yovanoff ("The Replacement"), Kirsten Miller ("The Eternal Ones") and Beth Revis ("Across The Universe"). All five authors have seen their debut young adult fiction books hit the New York Times best-seller list. Tickets guarantee admission to the event and secure a place in the signing line.

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