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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
three movie posters coming out in May

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 May

Natasha is 12 hours away from being deported along with her family. She takes one last desperate shot at convincing someone, anyone, to let her stay in New York rather than moving back to Jamaica. Daniel has one day off before his ultra important interview with Yale, a day he takes as a final day of freedom. When they meet and feel an instant connection, Daniel is convinced fate is telling them something. But Natasha doesn’t believe in fate and has little time for distractions. Is it love at first sight or just a chance encounter?

Meet Mary Katherine, also known as Merricat, and her sister Constance. Disliked and distrusted by everyone in their small town, the two sisters live alone but for their crippled uncle, the rest of their household lost to a tragic accident involving the family sugar bowl. But their quiet and peaceful (if odd) existence is about to be shattered by the arrival of a stranger.

Cameron, W. Bruce

A Dog’s Journey continues the story of Buddy, the dog we first met and loved in Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose. Having lived and learned through many lives, Buddy believes he has served served his purpose among people. But when he meets young Clarity, he realizes he has so much more to give.

The true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. When James Murray began the overwhelming task of compiling a comprehensive dictionary, he turned to scores of volunteer researchers to help him document the English language. One such volunteer was Dr. W.V. Minor, a Civil War veteran and a resident of an asylum for the criminally insane. Minor ended up contributing over 10,000 entries to the venerable dictionary and forging a friendship with Murray that would last the rest of his life.