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3/8/2017 4:23:00 PM
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird In Theaters Soon!
By Betsy Bird


With Oscar season behind us (and what a ceremony it was!) the time has never been better to get a good look at some of the books that have been adapted to the big screen. Haven’t read some of these yet? Come to the library and check out your copy today!
In Theaters March 31: “The ZooKeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman
The Plot: When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw –  and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside the Zabinskis’ villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants – otters, a badger, hyena pups, and lynxes.
In Theaters April 28: “The Circle” by Dave Eggers
The Plot: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. But what begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
In Theaters July 28: “The Gunslinger” In theaters as The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Plot: This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. In it The Gun-
slinger’s quest involves the pursuit of The Man in Black, a liaison with a woman named Alice, and a friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, here is stunning proof of Stephen King’s storytelling sorcery.
In Theaters October 20: “The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin
The Plot: On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack mid-flight and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wilderness – one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States. As the days on the mountains become weeks, their survival become increasingly perilous. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever?





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