Lightroom Classic: book module doesn't clear previous images

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After I save a book with used photos only this collection contains only photo used in the book.  However, when I then go to a different collection to start a new book, the filmstrip shows many photos from previously completed and saved books.  This is a recent problem that didn't previously exist.
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Bruce Rosenstiel

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Does it still happen if you:

1. Close and Reopen Lightroom?
2. Restart your computer?
3. Reset your preferences file?
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Bruce Rosenstiel

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Close and reopen LR - yes, absolutely
Restart computer - yes, absolutely
Which preferences file do I reset?  Did I set preferences for the book module somewhere that would relate to this issue?

I just saved a book using only used photos.  The extraneous photos are now gone from this saved book collection.  When I select another collection, there they all are with new ones from the latest book.
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A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 
Reset Procedure:
1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.
Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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Yes, the behavior continues.  The filmstrip in book module continues to accumulate photos from previous books.  It has now added photos from the book I saved earlier today. 

When I saved the book earlier today the Book collection included all of those extraneous photos from the filmstrip that aren't in the book!
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