Weekly Book List: Week 3 (Becoming Movies in 2017)

zookeeperThe Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story / Diane Ackerman (3/31/17)

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. (940.531835 ACK)

 

murderMurder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie (11/22/17)

On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express. (FIC CHRISTIE)

 

circleThe Circle / Dave Eggers (4/28/17)

Hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. (FIC EGGERS)

 

cityThe Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon / David Grann (4/21/17)

Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author’s own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett’s final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle. (918.11 GRA)

gunslingerThe Gunslinger (Dark Towers Book 1) / Stephen King (7/28/17)

Roland, the world’s last gunslinger, tracks an enigmatic man in black toward a forbidding dark tower, fighting forces both mortal and other-worldly on his quest. (PBK KING)

 

liveLive by Night / Dennis Lehane (1/13/17)

In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece ofthe American dream. (FIC LEHANE)

 

mountainThe Mountain Between Us / Charles Martin (10/20/17)

Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives. (FIC MARTIN)

 

tulipTulip Fever / Deborah Moggach (2/24/17)

The story of sexual betrayal and human failings in 17th-century Amsterdam, as the characters move inexorably towards a grand deception and a tragic climax. (FIC MOGGACH)

 

snowmanThe Snowman / Jo Nesbo (10/13/17)

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. (FIC NESBO)

fallBefore I Fall / Lauren Oliver (3/3/17)

After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. (TEEN FIC OLIVER)

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