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Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Disavows Unauthorized Biography

Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, and Bryan Lourd, Billie’s father, have issued a statement about the upcoming unauthorized biography Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller. Bryan Lourd: “’The only books about Carrie Fisher worth reading are the ones Carrie wrote herself,’ he concludes. ‘She perfectly told us everything we needed to know.’”

New Mulan Novel!

With the new upcoming live-action Mulan film from Disney we’re getting a middle-grade novel that tells the heroine’s story leading up to the film. You can check out the cover, art in progress pics, and read an exclusive excerpt of the novel, Mulan: Before the Sword by Grace Lin, now.

Good News!

Innerpeffray library in Perthshire–Scotland’s first free, public lending library (1680!)–just got a funding boost of £100,000! “The joy of Innerpeffray is its variety. He left such a multi-faceted collection, and he wasn’t didactic about what people should read because he himself read medicine, travel, military history. Nor did he limit who could access the collection. He wanted anyone who can read to benefit from it.”