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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. October 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this October:

 

A woman looks out the window of a train. Movie poster.

Since her divorce, Rachel's life has slid downhill. The highlight of her day is the happy couple she sees from the window of her commuter train and the perfect life she imagines for them. One day, that imagined life is shattered when the woman from that ideal couple goes missing. Rachel thinks she may have seen something sinister, but what did she really see? And who should she tell? Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train is a thrilling and suspenseful tale that will keep you guessing.

 

Watch the trailer and see screenshots here

 

Release Date - October 7, 2016

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Ken Baker's memoir, Man Made, looks at what it is like to feel out of place both in your own body and witin cultural gender norms. As a professional athlete and an entertainment journalist, Baker struggled to fit in with the masculine expectations of both hockey and Hollywood. Unable to connect with his teammates and colleagues' overt sexuality and aggressive natures, he also found it difficult to maintain his athletic physique. But it all began to make sense when he sought medical help and discovered that he had a rare brain tumor that overwhelmed his body with female hormones. Having the tumor surgically removed restored his hormonal balance but Baker took away an intimate knowledge of body dysmorphia and a critical look at our cultural gender ideas. 

Late Bloomer is a comedic adaptation of this non fiction work. Watch the trailer here

Release Date - October 7, 2016

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In James Patterson's first book written for a younger audience, Rafe Khatchadorian has just started middle school and things are not looking good. Oppressed by the school code of conduct, a new set of bullies, and a stressed out mom, Rafe and his best friend Leonardo the Silent concoct Operation R.A.F.E. to cheer themselves up. Determined to be the first student to break every rule in Hills Village Middle School, Rafe has his work cut out for him. Patterson's Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a funny look at the toils and troubles of the middle school years.  

Watch the trailer, learn more about the book and play some online games here

Release Date - October 7, 2016

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Seymour Levnov has the classic all American life, having gone from success on the high school football field to success in the business world. But his seemingly content existence is torn apart when his daughter, Merry, sets off a bomb in protest of the Vietnam War and then goes into hiding. In searching for her and her reasons for such a terrible act, Seymour begins to understand that the perfect life he has led is a lie. Behind the white picket fences and nuclear family, there are secrest, desires and hatreds. Philip Roth's American Pastoral was the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner in 1997.

Learn more about the film and get updates here

Release Date - October 28, 2016

 

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In Inferno, the fourth installment of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with no memory of the last several days. After an assassin attempts to kill him, Robert and his doctor must flee the hospital. Can they uncover the mystery of his trip to Italy and the strange object in his possession before they are discovered?

Watch the official trailer and learn more about the story here

Release Date - October 28, 2016

 

 

Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen

 


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