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December 19, 2016 View email in browser

‘Rogue One’ brings new Star Wars books in full force

From an epic consideration of a concept artist to a charming showcase for old trading cards, there is a Star Wars book for every fan – or there will be.

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George Lucas bio: Lots of industrial light, too little magic

Brian Jay Jones’ “George Lucas: A Life” has drama and interest, feeling and meaning. But why would anyone would wish to write it?

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Read these if you know what’s good for you: Biblioracle’s 2016 books

Biblioracle John Warner presents this year’s Biblio Awards, honoring books that he read that you should, too. Note: It’s not exactly a “best of” list.

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Heidi Stevens: 10 books I loved and learned from in 2016

From “Love Warrior” to “When Breath Becomes Air,” nonfiction titles from 2016 that shed light on life.

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As idea of Muslim registry looms, new book ‘Un-American’ offers glimpse of shameful past

Chicago’s CityFiles publishes “Un-American,” a collection of photos by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and more documenting internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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Val McDermid, James Church and Helene Tursten lead crime fiction roundup

Lloyd Sachs reviews three new crime fiction novels.

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James Patterson to give $250,000 in holiday bonuses to bookstore employees

Bookstore employees from Los Angeles to Austin will have some extra holiday spending money thanks to best-selling author James Patterson.

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Chicago best-sellers: Dec. 5 – Dec. 11

This week’s best-sellers at local bookstores, including “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” by Michael Lewis.

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