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NPL Books into Films: Drama

The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter A Novel By Banks, Russell (Book - 1991 ) FICTION BANKS, R. Available now View Details

Annotation:The aftermath of a school bus accident that takes the lives of 14 children is told through the eyes of the driver, a grieving parent, a negligence lawyer and one of the injured students.

Deliverance By Dickey, James (Book - 1991 ) FICTION DICKEY, J. Available now View Details

Annotation:A group of city-dwellers on a whitewater canoe trip have harrowing encounter with a pair of mountain men that turns into a deadly pursuit through the wilderness.

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides By Eugenides, Jeffrey (Book - 1993 ) FICTION EUGENIDES, J. All copies in use View Details

Annotation:In suburban Michigan, a group of adolescent boys become obsessed with five doomed sisters.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe By Flagg, Fannie (Book - 1997 ) FICTION FLAGG, F. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:An elderly woman in a nursing home reminisces about a café run by two women in a small Alabama town.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close By Foer, Jonathan Safran (Book - 2005 ) BOOK CLUB FOER, J. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A nine-year-old boy searches New York City for the lock matching a key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys A Novel By Fuhrman, Chris (Book - 1994 ) FICTION FUHRMAN, C. Available now View Details

Annotation:When their comic book depicting nuns and priests breaking the 7th commandment is exposed, a group of altar boys try to create a diversion.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
What's Eating Gilbert Grape By Hedges, Peter (Book - 1991 ) FICTION HEDGES, P. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A 24-year-old man who feels responsible for his obese mother and mentally challenged brother is stuck bagging groceries in Iowa until he meets the new girl in town.

What Was She Thinking?
What Was She Thinking? Notes on A Scandal By Heller, Zoë (Book - 2003 ) FICTION HELLER, Z. Available now View Details

Annotation:A lonely teacher becomes obsessed by the new art teacher who causes a scandal when she has an affair with a 15-year-old student.

The Descendants
The Descendants A Novel By Hemmings, Kaui Hart (Book - 2007 ) FICTION HEMMINGS, K. Available now View Details

Annotation:A Hawaiian man’s decisions about his comatose wife and a major land deal are complicated when he learns she was having an affair.

Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward A Novel By Hyde, Catherine Ryan (Book - 1999 ) FICTION HYDE, C. Available now View Details

Annotation:As a school assignment to come up with a plan to change the world, a boy starts a chain of good deeds by asking those he helps to help others.

A Single Man
A Single Man By Isherwood, Christopher (Book - 2001 ) All copies in use View Details

Annotation:A gay British professor in California struggles to cope after the sudden death of his partner.

Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go By Ishiguro, Kazuo (Book - 2005 ) BOOK CLUB ISHIGURO, K. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A group of children are raised in isolation at an elite boarding school in the English countryside, unaware of their true purpose in life.

The Blind Side
The Blind Side Evolution of A Game By Lewis, Michael (Book - 2006 ) 796.332 LEW Available now View Details

Annotation:A homeless black teenager is taken in by an affluent white family and excels at football.

Barney's Version
Barney's Version With Footnotes and An Afterword by Michael Panofsky : A Novel By Richler, Mordecai (Book - 1997 ) FICTION RICHLER, M. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Upon learning that an acquaintance is publishing a memoir accusing him of a variety of sins including murder, Barney Panofsky decides to set the record straight with his own version of events.

Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool By Russo, Richard (Book - 1993 ) FICTION RUSSO, R. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:At Thanksgiving, an out-of-work man with a streak of bad luck is visited by his estranged son and is haunted by the memory of his abusive father.

Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool Fat Man & Little Boy (DVD - 2008 ) DVD DRAMA All copies in use View Details
Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone A Novel By Woodrell, Daniel (Book - 2006 ) YA FICTION WOODRELL, D. Available now View Details

Annotation:After her meth-dealing father skips bail, a 16-year-old girl in the Ozarks must find him or her family’s house will be repossessed as collateral.

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