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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. May 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,

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 May:

The Dinner

The Dinner

It is more than a nice evening out with friends when two families go to dinner one summer night. Hiding behind the forced small talk and polite humor lurks the ugly truth. Their two sons have committed a violent crime and, though the act was caught on film, the boys have not yet been caught. But it is only a matter of time until one, or both, must pay for their offense and neither family is willing to risk their child’s future. Howard Koch’s The Dinner depicts polite society trying to figure out how to handle, or hide, brutal acts.

Release Date - May 5, 2017


Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome

Having taken a break from her job in Australia to tour Eastern Europe, Clare meets and falls head over heels in love with local English teacher Andi. When he invites her to stay for good, Clare thinks she may have found the one. But her fairy tale romance soon turns dark as she finds herself trapped both in the relationship and in Andi’s apartment. Melanie Joosten’s psychological thriller looks at both sides of a troubled relationship. 

Release Date - May 26, 2017


The Operators War Machine

War Machine (The Operators)

In 2010, journalist Michael Hastings wrote a no holds barred article on General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general in Afghanistan, which led to McChrystal’s termination. But Hastings felt that he had barely scratched the surface of the true story of the Afghanistan war. The Operators is an astonishing behind the scenes look at the U.S. Military leadership and our continued presence in Afghanistan.

Release Date - May 26, 2017


Paint it Black

Paint it Black

Josie Tyrell and Michael Faraday’s intense whirlwind romance led Josie to believe she may have finally found lasting love. But then Michael committed suicide, leaving her to come to terms with her loss and with Michael’s bitter mother. These two diametrically opposed women are now all that is left of Michael and they must overcome their pain and distrust if they are ever to heal from such a terrible loss.

Release Date - May 19, 2017


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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

In the 9th installation of Kinney’s wildly popular series, the Heffley family takes off on an ill fated family road trip. Car troubles, angry seagulls, waterless pools and an unexpected piglet all play a part in this family trip gone awry. 

Release Date - May 19, 2017


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Everything Everything

After being diagnosed with severe and all-encompassing allergies at a young age, Maddy has been kept in sterile isolation, apart from everything and everyone except her mother and nurse. When tall, dark, and handsome Olly moves next door, Maddy is confronted with her confined existence for the first time and must contend both with her physical limitations and her mother’s fear if they are to meet face to face. When you’re allergic to everything, risking your heart can mean risking your life. 

Release Date - May 19, 2017


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


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