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From print to the big-screen, if you enjoy movies you'll enjoy the books (movie tie-in) from the list below. This collection includes screenplays and books turned into movies.

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Limitless

A Novel

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola...

"...Review “A compulsive chemical thriller.”—San Francisco Chronicle. PART ONE [ 1 ] IT’S GETTING LATE. I..."

Alan Glynn Alan Glynn

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The Romantics

Laura and Lila were college roommates--one brooding and Jewish, the other the epitome of golden WASP-dom. Now it's ten years later, a day before Lila's wedding...

"...for A Taxonomy of Barnacles: "An engrossing tale of family drama and true love--one that offers the pleasures..."

Galt Niederhoffer Galt Niederhoffer

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In Bruges

A Screenplay

After a shooting in London goes hideously wrong, two hitmen, Ray and Ken, are sent to hide out in the strange, Gothic, medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, by...

".... This jet-black comedy marks the feature-film debut of writer/director Martin McDonagh, award-winning author..."

Martin McDonagh

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When Did You Last See Your Father?

A Son's Memoir of Love and Loss

Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Anand Tucker and starring Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent And when did you last see your father? Was it...

"...Father? seems destined to become a small classic of its kind."--The New York Times Book Review..."

Blake Morrison

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First Second

The Prince of Persia Collector's Edition

The Graphic Novel

BEYOND THE LEGENDARY GAME – THE LEGEND ITSELF Long ago in Persia, there lived a Prince -- a man of honor, of valor, and full of strength -- a man for his...

"....  A forthcoming movie about the prince will only increase interest.  – Ian Chipman Starred Review in Kirkus..."

By Jordan Mechner, A. B. Sina, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

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Johnny Mad Dog

A Novel

A Los Angeles Times Book Review Favorite Book of the Year Johnny Mad Dog, age sixteen, is a member of a rebel faction bent on seizing control of...

"...A Los Angeles Times Book Review Favorite Book of the Year Johnny Mad Dog, age sixteen, is a member of a rebel faction bent on seizing control of.... A Los Angeles Times Book Review Favorite Book of the Year   Johnny Mad Dog, age sixteen, is a member of a rebel faction bent on seizing control of war-torn Congo. Laokolé, at the same age, simply wants to finish high school. Together, they narrate..."

By Emmanuel Dongala and Maria Louise Ascher

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The Bronx is Burning

1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Scheduled for release in July 2007 as an ESPN original miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver...

"...of this wild year."--The New York Times Book Review (front cover) "A rich canvas . . . an excellent new book..."

Jonathan Mahler Jonathan Mahler

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Notes on a Scandal

What Was She Thinking?: A Novel

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Now a Major Motion Picture Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art...

"...Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Now a Major Motion Picture Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art.... Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize   Now a Major Motion Picture Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal t..."

Zoë Heller

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Jar City

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur When a lonely old man is found dead in...

"...From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur When a lonely old man is found dead in.... From Gold Dagger Award--winning author..."

Arnaldur Indridason Arnaldur Indridason

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Paradise Travel

A Novel

With stolen cash and tickets booked through a shady travel agency, Marlon Cruz and his girlfriend, Reina, have smuggled themselves out of Colombia and into the...

"...of magic."--The New York Times Book Review   "Paradise Travel is cinematic, its story jazzily..."

By Jorge Franco and Katherine Silver

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Snow Angels

A Novel

Now a major motion picture from Warner Independent starring Sam Rockwell and Kate BeckinsaleArthur Parkinson is fourteen during the dreary winter of 1974....

"...Book Review   "Haunting . . . a whole that's much more than the sum of its parts . . . Moving..."

Stewart O'Nan Stewart O'Nan

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The Hours

A Novel

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a...

"...The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a.... The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa..."

Michael Cunningham Michael Cunningham

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The Invisible

One ordinary Monday morning in May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his high school classroom and discovers that he has become invisible. No one can see him, no one...

By Mats Wahl and Katarina Tucker

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Holes

10th Anniversary Edition  Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As...

"...of bad luck. As School Library Journal predicted in their starred review of the book when it was first..."

Louis Sachar Louis Sachar

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Tuck Everlasting

Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably...

"...everlasting life...Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth..."

Natalie Babbitt Natalie Babbitt

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I Am Legend

Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into...

"...now been transformed by Warner Bros. into a major motion picture starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith. Directed by Francis Lawrence (“Constantine”), the film opens nationwide in December 2007..."

Richard Matheson Richard Matheson

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The Martian Child

A Novel About A Single Father Adopting A Son

Basis for the major motion picture from New Line Cinema —starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack—in theaters November 2007 When David Gerrold...

"...wins our sympathy.”—Kirkus Reviews ”The heart-searing moments are many but never overwritten, thanks to Gerrold's bright, efficient exposition.” —Booklist “Gerrold, a Nebula and Hugo Award winner...deals..."

David Gerrold

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Jumper

A Novel

What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do? Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy...

"...who can Jump.   And that's a dangerous game.   Jumper is a 20th Century Fox/New Regency production..."

Steven Gould Steven Gould

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What if you could jump? Go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye? What would you do? Where would you go? What if you were only five years...

"...Review   “Gould proves once again that in the hands of a wonderful, perceptive writer..."

Steven Gould Steven Gould

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American Gangster

The novelization of the major motion picture from Universal Pictures about Frank Lucas, drug czar of Harlem. The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell...

"...The novelization of the major motion picture from Universal Pictures about Frank Lucas, drug czar of Harlem. The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell.... The novelization of the major motion picture from Universal Pictures about Frank Lucas, drug czar of Harlem. The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and is directed by Ridley Scott.   For decades the Mafia controlled the flow..."

By Max Allan Collins and Steve Zaillian

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The Prestige

The winner of the 1995 World Fantasy Award

"...The winner of the 1995 World Fantasy Award. In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command--the highest misdirection..."

Christopher Priest

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A Stir of Echoes

Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the...

"...the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave! This eerie ghost story, by award-winning author of Hell House and I Am Legend, inspired the acclaimed 1999 film starring Kevin Bacon..."

Richard Matheson Richard Matheson

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What Dreams May Come

A Novel

The New York Times bestseller A LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS HEAVEN AND HELL What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected...

"...-winning film starring Robin Williams.. "One of the most important writers of the twentieth century..."

Richard Matheson Richard Matheson

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Somewhere In Time

Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space,...

"...Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time..."

Richard Matheson Richard Matheson

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