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

A woman

Unpublished during her lifetime, Jane Austen's Lady Susan follows the widowed Lady Susan Vernon as she attempts to simultaneously arrange a marriage for herself and her daughter in Georgian English society. The film, adapted by Whit Stillman, will be released under the title "Love and Friendship."

Watch the official trailer here

Release Date - May 13, 2016

man and woman

Porter Wren is a reporter with a reputation for covering shocking and scandalolous news.  After he is approached by Caroline Crowley with intimate details regarding her husband's unsolved murder, he can't help but take the bait. But Wren gets more than the exclusive on this mysterious crime when he gets involved and soon finds his life, both personal and professional, in a tail spin. Colin Harrison's Manhattan Nocturne is a thrilling modern day noir.  

Catch the trailer here

Release Date - May 20, 2016


This sequel to Alice in Wonderland is set six months after Alice's return home. Curious as to what lies beyond, Alice steps through a mirror into another world where the land, and people, operate by the rules of chess. Promised a queendom if she can win this life sized chess match, Alice proceeds through this intriguing world meeting all sorts of odd (and a few familiar) characters. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There features many of Lewis Carrol's most famous verses, including "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

Watch the trailer and buy advance tickets here

Release Date - May 27, 2016

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