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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. July 2018 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 is here 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 July

John Callahan was a popular, though controversial, cartoonist whose work was often featured in The New Yorker, Penthouse, and more. He also happened to be both a quadriplegic and a recovering alcoholic. Callahan’s unflinching memoir manages to be both humorous and inspiring while discussing the troubling and dark circumstances of his life.

Helena pines for Demetrius, but Demetrius only has eyes for Hermia. And Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father has betrothed her to Demetrius. So begins Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about unrequited love, a love potion gone terribly awry and the trickeries that love plays on us all. This most recent adaptation is set in modern-day Los Angeles.

Solomon, Andrew, 1963-

Andrew Solomon’s book looks at the ways in which families deal with extraordinary circumstances and work through the various physical and emotional challenges of raising a child different from themselves. Whether it be dwarfism, autism, deafness, a child who is a prodigy or a child who is transgender, Solomon posits that these differences can unite and strengthen the familial bond. It is a book about love, acceptance and the strength of family. This documentary revisits many of the families featured in Solomon’s book.