Page to Screen, Mar. 8, 2019 | Book Pulse

Captain Marvel debuts today and American Gods starts season two next week. Michelle Obama talks favorite children's books. Don Winslow's Cartel trilogy is headed to TV.

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A much anticipated Marvel film finally arrives, as does season two of American Gods. Plus, several more adaptations are getting attention:

March 8

Captain Marvel, based on the Marvel comics. Reviews | Trailer

To help get up to speed, Wired has "The 5 Comics You Must Read Before Watching Captain Marvel." Also, The Washington Post has a backgrounder.

An Elephant Sitting Still, based on the story of the same name in Huge Crack by Hu Bo. Reviews | Trailer

Juanita, based on Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams (One World: Random House). No reviews | Trailer

Lady J, based on Jacques the Fatalist and His Master by Denis Diderot (Penguin). Reviews | Trailer

March 10

American Gods, season two, based on American Gods by Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch). Reviews | Trailer


Blair Braverman reviews The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life by Mark Synnott (Dutton: Penguin) for the NYT, writing it is "part memoir, part exploration of the climbing culture." Also, Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson (Picador: Macmillan): "It’s the story of a grave injustice, whose long-overdue correction delivers a strong emotional punch when it finally arrives." Nobody's Looking at You: Essays by Janet Malcolm (FSG: Macmillan): "Few writers pay attention with the precision, acuity and patience she has exhibited during her career." The Children's Book column looks at graphic novels. The "Shortlist" considers alternate histories.

NPR reviews Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin: Workman; LJ starred review): "Meaningful opinions require nuanced understanding, and Spies of No Country offers that."

The Washington Post reviews Solitary by Albert Woodfox (Grove Press): "a book that is wrenching, terrible, sometimes numbing, sometimes almost physically painful to read. You want to turn away, put the book down: Enough, no more! But you can’t, because after 40-plus years, the very least we owe Woodfox is attention to his story, however agonizing we find it." Also, The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona (Penguin): "It’s teeming, brilliantly." Lastly, The Washington Post gathers "Four new books to inspire young readers."

Briefly Noted

Entertainment Weekly excerpts The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (Balzer + Bray: Harper). Also excerpted, two chapters from The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion). EW also offers a tiny bit from The Mister by E L James (Vintage: Random House) along with its back cover text.

USA Today lists some top tips from Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis (HarperCollins Leadership).

Time features The Wall by John Lanchester (W.W. Norton).

Elle showcases Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers (St. Martin's: Macmillan).

Vogue spotlights Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse, Julian E. Zelizer (W.W. Norton; LJ starred review).

The NYT writes about pre-sales and PR for the Mueller report (which, of course, has yet to be issued or made public). picks the "New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in March."

The Indie Next list is out for April. I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott (Atria: S. & S.) is the #1 pick for the month.

The Guardian interviews Robert Crumb. Also getting an interview, Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive (Knopf).

The NYT has a story on tiny books.

The Washington Post writes that "The Library of Congress wants to attract more visitors."

In prize news, The Bancroft Prize for History is awarded and The Lambda Literary Lammy Finalists are announced.

Authors on Air

Don Winslow's Cartel trilogy (The Border is the most recent and last) is headed to FX . Ridley Scott will executive produce. Entertainment Weekly has more details.

Michelle Obama talks kids books with Jenna Bush Hager.

Margaret Atwood will mark the publication of The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, with a launch in London followed by a global livestream interview. The Guardian has details.

Deadline Hollywood reports on some of the 80th anniversary celebrations planned for Batman. The Max Porter novel Lanny is headed to the movies, to star Rachel Weisz. Alicia Giménez-Bartlett's crime novels are headed to the small screen.

NPR reviews American Gods

The Spanish Princess gets a trailer.

Wild Nights With Emily gets a trailer.

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