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December 1, 2016 View email in browser

Kids, books and the holidays: Published picks for young readers

Our picks include stories of Legos, lemmings and … tacos.

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Recipe for deliciousness: The 31 best cookbooks of 2016

If you had never bought a cookbook before this year, the crop of 2016 could build a first-rate culinary library.

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Francine Prose and the inaugural ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing Good Stuff’

As satisfying as it is to recognize the most worthy books in a given year, there’s something special about acknowledging a longer, more sustained commitment to the writerly arts.

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Amplify and other failures in the education business

In “Class Clowns,” Jonathan Knee details failures such as Amplify in an effort to answer the question, “What makes a good education business?”

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Chicagoan gives poetry ‘Performance’ worthy of National Book Award

“The Performance of Being Human” is poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky’s third full-length volume of poetry.

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‘Big Bosses’ tells story of secretary for renowned employers in New York, Chicago

Fittingly, struggling divorcee and single mother Althea McDowell Altemus wrote her lively and enchanting book on a typewriter.

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Bellevue-bound: David Oshinsky’s history of America’s most storied hospital

David Oshinsky writes a deeply engrossing history in “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.”

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Chicago best-sellers: Nov. 21 – 27

This week’s best-sellers at local bookstores include “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow.

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