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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Based on the Book 2016

It’s gearing up to be an amazing year for book adaptations on screen and stage. Who would have guessed a lengthy Alexander Hamilton biography would inspire this year’s must-see Broadway production, Hamilton? It was announced this year that the late Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird will also be heading to Broadway. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling is bringing the boy wizard out of retirement with a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  The script will be released in both print and digital formats after the play opens in London’s West End this summer. Finally, HBO’s Game of Thrones is setting a new precedent for television adaptations by bringing material to the screen that hasn’t yet been seen in print.  Season 6 of the popular series will contain material from George R. R. Martin’s yet-unpublished Winds of Winter.


We’ve listed just a few more of this year’s upcoming book adaptations below. You may not be ready to hop over to London, head out the movie theater or even subscribe to HBO to catch all these great shows. But all you need is a library card to read the original for free, at any time – that is, as soon as we convince George R. R. Martin to write a little faster.




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Acclaimed spy master-writer John Le Carre’s novel features a former British soldier who attempts to take down an international arms dealer. AMC miniseries, April.
 



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Small-town girl Louisa Clarke finds a new job caring for acerbic quadriplegic. Will Traynor challenges her in very unexpected ways. Expected release June 2016.
 


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Lonely alcoholic Rachel Watson obsessively fantasizes over a couple she watches from her train window. She becomes both suspect and witness after the woman disappears. Expected release October 2016.
 


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19-year old Billy Lynn and the other surviving members of Bravo Company come face-to-face with the American public’s view of the Iraqi war during a surreal Thanksgiving Day stop on their “Victory Tour.” Expected release November 2016.


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Conor’s mother is fighting cancer. The ancient, wild monster that appears outside the 13-year old’s window just past midnight wants him to confront an enemy even more frightening. Expected release October 2016.


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Follow the exploits of magizooligist Newt Scamander 70 years before Harry Potter purchases his textbook as required reading at Hogwarts. Expected release November 2016.  


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A horrific tragedy, a mysterious letter and a strange collection of vintage photographs lead 16-year old Jacob to the dilapidated remains of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Expected Release December 2016. 


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A 14-year old girl and a retired locksmith are connected through the reappearance of a mysterious book. Expected release 2016.  


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Adventurers Percy Fawcett and his son take on the perils of the Amazon forest in a 1925 expedition to find the fabled lost city of Z. Expected release 2016 
-Rebecca Wolff, Centreville Regional Library

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