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November 14, 2016 View email in browser

Anna Kendrick’s pitch-perfect memoir

Being a likable, down-to-earth celebrity and writing a likable, down-to-earth memoir is, to borrow one of Anna Kendrick’s favorite expressions, a fool’s errand. But leave it to Anna …

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John Grisham puts a fresh twist on his latest legal thriller

Before you start any Grisham legal thriller, you more or less know what you’re going to get. That said, the best-selling author invariably finds a way to keep the familiar formula fresh.

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‘Goodbye Without Leaving’ and Jenny Offill’s ‘Dept. of Speculation’ among our book recommendations. Why?

Biblioracle John Warner writes about keeping faith in the written word and offers his weekly book recommendations.

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Black Lives Matter, Ferguson and a Washington Post reporter’s ‘black death beat’

A distillation of those exhaustively reported stories and Lowery’s behind-the-scenes narrative are the basis of his first book, “They Can’t Kill Us All.”

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Skyrocketing college tuitions and the philosophical shift that caused them

Two new books help answer why college tuitions have spiraled out of control.

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Former Poet Laureate Philip Levine writes own epitaph with these books

Philip Levine was as successful as an American poet can get without winning the Nobel Prize. Michael Robbins reviews two new works by Levine.

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A ‘Warrior’ for women: Native American’s quest to be female doctor in 1800s

A new biography tells the story of Susan La Flesche, who overcame adversity in the 1800s to become the United States’ first Native American doctor.

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Chicago best-sellers: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

This week’s list includes some steady favorites and the Barefoot Contessa’s new cookbook.

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