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Books into Movies

Books into Movies

For many years, Hollywood has been optioning acclaimed or popular novels and turning them into movies. Reading a book and then seeing the movie (or seeing the movie and then reading the book) can raise an interesting debate:  which was better—the book or the movie?  One can also see how the book and movie differ. Were characters or specific plots points changed? Did these changes enhance or damage your enjoyment of the story?

Below are several books that are in various stages of being made into movies. Some will be released soon while others are only in the early stages of development. Click the title or book cover to go to the catalog record for the book.

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What We're Reading: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Finding true joy, peace and fulfillment during difficult times is the topic of conversation between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this engaging and charming book. Author Doug Abrams expertly facilitates a five-day spirited conversation between the two great leaders while rounding out the discussion with little bits and pieces of the men's lives. The retreat and extended interview take place in India at the Dalai Lama's home right before his 80th birthday.

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What We're Reading: The Other Einstein

The Other Einstein

Einstein is one of the most famous names in physics, but many readers don't realize there was more than one. Mileva Maric was one of the few women who won a spot at the Zurich university where she met fellow physics student Albert Einstein in 1896. What followed, at least in Benedict's fictional account based on letters between Einstein and Maric, was a slow-burn love affair that culminated with a scandal and a quick marriage.

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Upcoming Releases August 2017

Upcoming Releases August 2017

Wondering when your favorite authors next book will be released? Below is a list of upcoming releases by popular authors. The titles on this list are on order for the library and can be placed on hold by clicking the links below. Release dates are subject to change.

If you have any questions or need assistance with placing one of these books on hold, please stop by the Readers' Advisory desk or call 814-3987.

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Past Updates

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