I have a relative that has seen all of the movies and has never read a SW book in her life. I asked her if she'd be willing to do so if I recommended some, and she agreed. My plan, of course, is to eventually trap her in the whirlpool that is EU. My automatic reaction is to give her either the Thrawn Trilogy, or the X-wing books since those are generally well-regarded. I know she enjoys the Song of Ice and Fire series, and I think she liked Harry Potter, but otherwise I don't know what her tastes in fiction are. I haven't read much of the prequel era books (mainly the movie novelizations), but I am open to suggestions. Are there any one-offs that I've forgotten about that would be better presents? Also, any ideas of what might interest her kids (aged 15 and 11) to get into Star Wars?