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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. September 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 September:


Isabel and Tom Sherbourne, keepers of an isolated lighthouse on Janus Rock, have struggled for years to conceive. So when a raft carrying a crying baby and a dead man washes ashore, they decide to keep and raise the child as their own. But years later, when they return to civilization, they must confront the reality of how that decision affects lives beyond their own. M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans is a look at the impact of our choices and the dangers that can lie behind good intentions.

See the trailer and read articles about the film here

Release Date - September 2, 2016


Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters is the memoir of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who, in 2009, pulled off an incredible emergency landing on the Hudson River.  

Read a synopsis and watch a trailer for the film here

Release Date - September 9, 2016


Luke Harding's The Snowden Files is a non fiction look into Edward Snowden, the infamous National Security Agency employee turned whistleblower who exposed mass surveillance programs undertaken by the US government.

Watch the trailer here

Release Date - September 16, 2016


Tim Crothers' The Queen of Katwe is the true story of a young Ugandan girl named Phiona Mutesi and her meteoric rise to chess stardom. When missionary Robert Katende began teaching the children of Katwe how to play chess, Phiona stood out. By the age of 11, she was a country junior champion; by 15 she was the national champion. Now, Phiona is a Woman Candidate Master, the first woman to gain that title in Ugandan history. But Phiona is not done. She wants to attain the coveted Grandmaster title. But to do so, she will not only have to contend with other chess players but with life in an increasingly unstable country.

See photos, gifs and the trailer here

Release Date - September 23, 2016


After finding his eccentric grandfather brutally murdered by a mysterious creature, Jacob sets off to Wales to learn more about the refugee orphanage his grandfather lived in as a boy during WWII. But there is more to this bombed out wreck, and to Jacob, than meets the eye. Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children invites you into an imaginative world just one step removed from the familiar and yet far beyond your wildest dreams.

Watch the offical trailer and see photos from the film here

Release Date - September 30, 2016


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