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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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 November

Blade of the Immortal

Release Date - November 3, 2017

Hiroaki Samura’s popular manga series follows the samurai Manji, an almost invincible warrior who cannot die in peace until he has made amends for the crimes of his past. When he meets orphaned Asano Rin, he joins up with her to avenge her parent’s murders on his way to redeem his soul. 

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My Friend Dahmer

Release Date - November 3, 2017

Imagine being friends with one of America’s most notorious serial killers. In high school, Derf Backderf befriended Jeff Dahmer, a quiet and intense classmate. Struggling with internal demons, parental neglect and peer pressure, Dahmer’s downward spiral is made understandable and even sympathetic through the eyes of his high school friend. My Friend Dahmer is Derf Backderf’s graphic novel that tells the true story of the adolescent life of the infamous serial killer.

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Hello Again

Release Date - November 8, 2017

10 couples, 10 intense love affairs and 10 decades in the Big Apple. John LaChiusa’s musical based on Arthur Schnitzler’s “La Ronde” explores love in all of its manifestations.

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Murder On The Orient Express

Release Date - November 10, 2017

Agatha Christie’s classic locked room mystery gets a new cinematic adaptation. A snowed in train, a vicious murder, and 13 suspects with no apparent motive. This may be Hercule Poirot’s most unsolvable mystery yet. 

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Engaging Father Christmas

Release Date - November 12, 2017

Miranda Carson is thrilled to be returning to England to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, Ian, and her father’s family. But this idealistic vacation is threatened when Ian’s father is hospitalized and her father’s widow acts cold and distant. Just as Miranda doubts if she will ever find a home among her extended family, Father Christmas steps in to guide her along the right path. Robin Jones Gunn’s "Engaging Father Christmas" will air on the Hallmark channel.

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Release Date - November 17, 2017

August Pullman may look different on the outside, but he’s your classic fun loving, rambunctious kid at heart. Born with mandibulofacial dysostosis, Auggie has been homeschooled and protected from the stares his facial differences draw. When his parents decide to send him to public school for the first time in 5th grade, he is scared to be the new kid, scared of other people’s reactions. But along with the bullying, he discovers true friendships and his presence forces the school to confront their own attitudes and prejudices. Palacio’s New York Times bestseller has won the hearts of readers everywhere. 

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Release Date - November 22, 2017

Though it may be hard to believe, Christmas was not always the beloved heart warming holiday as we think of it today. In Charles Dickens’ Victorian England, strong Puritanical sentiment and harsh industrial working conditions led to a decline in its popularity. Desperate for money, Dickens wrote the now famous A Christmas Carol in hopes of making enough to pay off his debts. However, his publisher rejected the manuscript leaving Dickens little choice but to spend the last of his savings to release the story himself. And Christmas, as we know it, was born. This nonfiction account of the sensational publication of the story of a season offers insight into one man’s transformation of an entire holiday. 

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Call Me By Your Name

Release Date - November 24, 2017

When Elio Perlman’s parents took in Oliver as their summer boarder, he was anticipating nothing more than the annoyance of having to give up his room for the season. But Oliver was so much more than that. What followed was a brief and intense love affair that would change Elio’s life forever. Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name is a powerful novel of first love. 

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