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NPL Books into Films: Period Drama

Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series By Asinof, Eliot (Book - 1977 1963 ) 796.357646 ASI Available now View Details

Annotation:In 1919, eight members of the Chicago White Sox conspire with gamblers to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis By Bassani, Giorgio (Book - 1965 ) FICTION BASSANI, G. Available now View Details

Annotation:As Fascist laws are enacted in Italy, an aloof upper-class Jewish family open their garden to other Jews, bringing a youth into the sphere of a girl he has loved from afar.

Little Big Man
Little Big Man A Novel By Berger, Thomas (Book - 1989 ) FICTION BERGER, T. Available now View Details

Annotation:A 111-year-old man claims to be the sole white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn and to have crossed paths with a number of legendary figures during his life in the Old West.

Shōgun A Novel of Japan By Clavell, James (Book - 1975 ) FICTION CLAVELL, J. Available now View Details

Annotation:A shipwrecked English navigator becomes a key player in a dynastic struggle between two lords vying to be Shogun of Japan.

The Enchanted April
The Enchanted April By Von Arnim, Elizabeth (Book - 1986 ) FICTION ELIZABETH Available now View Details

Annotation:Four women who are disenchanted with their lives respond to a newspaper ad to spend a month at a castle in Italy.

Giant By Ferber, Edna (Book - 2000 ) FICTION FERBER, E. Available now View Details

Annotation:A Texan brings a society bride home to his ranch where she is unprepared for the animosity of his sister and the mistreatment of the Mexican-American workers.

Pillars of the Earth
Pillars of the Earth By Follett, Ken (Book - 1989 ) PAPERBACK FOL and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:When the Kingsbridge Cathedral burns down in 1125, the Prior and his community join forces to build the most beautiful cathedral in England.

My Brilliant Career
My Brilliant Career By Franklin, Miles (Book - 1980 ) FICTION FRANKLIN, M. All copies in use View Details

Annotation:In the Australian Outback, a young woman rebels against convention and the desire of her relatives that she marry a wealthy man and follows her dreams instead.

Seabiscuit An American Legend By Hillenbrand, Laura (Book - 2001 ) 798.4 HIL All copies in use View Details

Annotation:A horse with crooked legs becomes a champion with the help of his owner, trainer and jockey.

A Very Long Engagement
A Very Long Engagement By Japrisot, Sébastien (Book - 1993 ) FICTION JAPRISOT, S. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:After World War I, a Frenchwoman learns that her fiancé may have been one of five soldiers bound and left to die under enemy fire as punishment for mutilating themselves in order to be discharged.

Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Un long dimanche de fiançailles A very long engagement (DVD - 2005 French ) DVD FOREIGN and more… Available now View Details
A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It By Maclean, Norman (Book - 1989 ) FICTION MACLEAN, N. Available now View Details

Annotation:A Montana minister and his two very different sons are united by their love of fly-fishing.

The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil By Maugham, W. Somerset (Book - 1952 ) FICTION MAUGHAM, W. Available now View Details

Annotation:An English doctor in Hong Kong forces his unfaithful wife to accompany him to a cholera-infested region of mainland China.

The English Patient
The English Patient A Novel By Ondaatje, Michael (Book - 1992 ) FICTION ONDAATJE, M. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:In an Italian villa at the end of World War II, a nurse tends to a nameless burn victim who is her last surviving patient.

True Grit
True Grit A Novel By Portis, Charles (Book - 1968 ) FICTION PORTIS, C. Available now View Details

Annotation:A girl convinces a U.S. Marshal to help her hunt down the outlaw who killed her father.

The Help
The Help By Stockett, Kathryn (Book - 2009 ) FICTION STOCKETT, K. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:During the Civil Rights era in Mississippi, two black maids agree to talk to a writer about how they are treated by their white employers.

Fingersmith By Waters, Sarah (Book - 2002 ) FICTION WATERS, S. All copies in use View Details

Annotation:An orphan raised in a house of petty thieves agrees to become a maid to a lady in order to trick her out of her inheritance.

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