Page to Screen, Mar. 29, 2019 | Book Pulse

Big names lead film and TV for the week. New booklists arrive, including the NYT gathering up some horror novels. The Guardian considers the ills of self-publishing and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark gets a trailer.

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March 29

Dumbo, based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. Reviews | Trailer

The Chaperone, based on The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (Riverhead: Penguin; LJ starred review). Reviews | Trailer

March 31

Mrs. Wilson, based on a family memoir and The Secret Lives of a Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson by Tim Crook (Kultura Press). Reviews | Trailer

April 1

Cannon Busters, based on the comics series. No reviews | Trailer

DC's Legends of Tomorrow, based on the DC comics. No reviews | Trailer

April 4

Cloak & Dagger, based on the Marvel comics. No Reviews | Trailer


The NYT reviews A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (Harper; LJ starred review): "a dauntless exploration of the pathology of silence, an attempt to unsnarl the dark knot of history, culture, fear and trauma that can render conservative Arab-American women so visibly invisible." Also, Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing by Matt Stroud (Metropolitan: Macmillan): "[an] incisive, muckraking exposé of the 'police industrial complex'."  The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War by Aaron Shulman (Ecco: Harper): "Their tragedy is that underneath was nothing." Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest by Angela Stent (Twelve: Hachette): "she writes, in a phrase that kills further inquiry. Russians act like Russians because they are Russians." Rag: Stories by Maryse Meijer (FSG Originals: Macmillan): "a disturbing, forceful story collection." America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today by Pamela Nadell (W.W. Norton): "a thoughtful history of a group of diverse, passionate, contemplative, vocal and dynamic women, and is a welcome addition to the American historical canon." Finally, the paper has a joint review of three books that feature bantering and bickering families.

Entertainment Weekly has a joint review of Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington (Riverhead: Penguin) and Sing to It: New Stories by Amy Hempel (Scribner: S. & S.). The first gets an A-, the second a B+.

NPR reviews Now, Now, Louison by Jean Frémon, translated by Cole Swensen (New Directions: W.W. Norton): "delivers a special pleasure." Also, She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell (Berger Books: Random House): "If this story sounds strange, even unsatisfying, it is — which is Cantwell's point."

Briefly Noted gathers "All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in April."

The NYT spotlights horror novels.

Entertainment Weekly 's YA column is out.

The L.A. Times picks "buzz-worthy books to look forward to in April."

The NYT children’s books column is out.

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang (Portfolio: Penguin) is the April pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club.

Time showcases Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years by Cathy Guisewite (G.P. Putnam's Sons: Penguin) as well as The Light Years: A Memoir by Chris Rush (FSG: Macmillan).

The NYT features Miriam Toews, Women Talking (Bloomsbury: Macmillan).

The Washington Post highlights So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Penguin). The L.A. Times weighs in as well.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Andrew Rannells, Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood (Crown Archetype: Random House).

The Verge interviews Sue Burke, Interference (Tor: Macmillan).

The Atlantic considers Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima, translated by Geraldine Harcourt (FSG: Macmillan).

Electric Lit talks with Mira Jacobs, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations (One World: Random House).

The Verge features The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (Gallery/Saga: S. & S.).

In Electric Lit Tim Maughan "Recommends 5 Near-Future Books By Women."

Electric Lit and The Guardian report on the Emilia Report and how women authors get "diminished, diminishing treatment."

NPR showcases The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara (Hanover Square: Harper).

Bustle excerpts I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal, Kimberly Jones (Sourcebooks Fire).

Richard Powers goes "By the Book" for the NYT.

Paste picks the best book covers of March.

NPR reports on the LifeWay Christian bookstores, which is closing its shops and going online.

The Guardian reports on the "rotten side" of self-publishing.

Audible plans to issue the Mueller Report as an audiobook, free to members.

Authors on Air

NPR's Fresh Air interviews Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (HMH). NPR also interviews Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (Viking: Penguin).

PBS NewsHour features Naomi Alderman in an interview and in a second story where she answers some "burning questions."

Deadline Hollywood reports that Stacey Halls's The Familiars is headed to TV. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is headed back to the screen. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are in talks to star in a film version of Macbeth. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is getting adapted as a musical. To Kill A Mockingbird Broadway show is set to tour next year.

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark gets a trailer.

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