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

A woman in a red dress sits in the lamp of a man in a suit in a wheelchair.

When Louisa Clark is hired as a caretaker for a newly quadraplegic man, she is unprepared for the challenges the job will pose. Will Traynor is angry at his body's frailty and, frustrated and depressed, is pushed to the brink. But Louisa decides to show Will why life is worth living and, in doing so, discovers that for herself. Jojo Moyes' Me Before You is a powerful look at love, life and letting go. 

Watch the trailer and see pictures from the film here

Release Date - June 3, 2016

A woman in an old fashioned floor length maid costume faces away from the camera.


The sometimes salacious and always fascinating (fictional) diary of a French chambermaid during the late 19th century sheds light on the true nature of the bourgeoisie. This will be the fourth cinematic adaptation of Octave Mirbeau's Diary of a Chambermaid.


Watch the trailer here


Release Date - June 10, 2016

A close up of a man staring directly into the camera. Movie poster.

Victoria Bynum's The Free State of Jones recounts the true story of the independent state created by soldiers who defected from the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Founded by Newton Knight in Mississippi, the community lasted even after the end of the war and posed challenges to the segregated South.

Watch the trailer, see behind the scenes images and learn more about the true story here

Release Date - June 24, 2016



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