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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Theater curtains and spotlights with the words "Read it first"

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 August:

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The Dark Tower

Roland the gunslinger is the last of his kind. Once a member of a prosperous land, now the great cities have fallen, magic is on the decline and time is misbehaving. As Roland journeys to find the man in black and seek revenge, he meets the remnants of Mid-World and one strange boy.  

This new release takes a stab at translating Stephen King’s wildly popular Dark Tower series to the big screen. 

Release Date - August 4, 2017

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The Glass Castle

As a child, Jeannette Walls and her siblings learned early on to take care of themselves, unable to rely on their eccentric parents. Free spirited and rarely employed, the Walls’ parents went where life took them and dragged their children along. They taught them to live in the present and accept every adventure life had to offer. But they also lacked the stability to make their children feel safe. As an adult, Walls must come to terms with her immense love for and her anger at her parents and their choices. Jeannette Walls’ heartfelt memoir looks at the blessing and the curse that is family. 

Release Date - August 11, 2017

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Tulip Fever

In 1630’s Amsterdam, the wife of a rich merchant falls in love with the artist commissioned to paint her portrait. Deborah Moggach's Tulip Fever is an engrossing tale of lust, love and deception.

Release Date - August 25th, 2017

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