Page To Screen, June 14, 2019 | Book Pulse

Remakes and continuations mark adapations this week. Naomi Wolf’s book is getting delayed by her publisher. Nicholas Sparks responds to the lawsuit claiming he "fostered a discriminatory environment." Dr. Sleep gets a trailer.

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Page to Screen

Re-makes and continuations mark adapations this week.

June 14

Shaft, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Reviews | Trailer

DJ Cinderella, based on the book by Paula Pimenta. No reviews | Trailer

Leila, based on the book by Prayaag Akbar. Reviews (scroll down) | Trailer

Marvel’s Jessica Jones, based on the comics. No reviews | Trailer

Trinkets, based on the book by Kirsten Smith. Reviews (scroll down) | Trailer

June 16

Endeavour, based on the character created by Colin Dexter. Reviews | Trailer

June 17

Das Boot, based on the book by Lothar Gunther Buchheim. Reviews | Trailer


The NYT reviews Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker by Kathleen Hale (Grove Press): “her essays don’t contain an openness to understanding so much as a belief that we should all be allowed to be as mean as we want to be.” Also, The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump by Peter Wehner (HarperOne): “a model of conscientious political engagement.” The paper surveys what is out new in paperback and runs the Children’s column.

The Washington Post reviews The Color Inside a Melon by John Domini (Dzanc Books): “functions as much as an assimilation novel as it does a noir. But it’s rhetorically offbeat as well.”

NPR reviews Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants by Jacob Shell (W.W. Norton): “at once compelling and disturbing.” Also, Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History by Peter Houlahan (Counterpoint): “seems likely to be one of the best nonfiction books of the year.” Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera (Park Row: Harper): “succeeds in painting an atmospheric portrait of the pre-Depression South.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT has a reading list for after you have watched When They See Us.

HuffPost gathers “20 Books With LGBTQ Characters Your Kids Will Love.”

Bustle picks “22 New Books Set At The Beach To Read When You Can't Be There Yourself” and offers “Books You’ll Love This Summer, Based On Your Taste In Movies.”

Book Marks surveys “The Best Reviewed Books of the Week.”

EarlyWord posts the May GalleyChat Roundup.

Time features The Porpoise by Mark Haddon (Doubleday: Random House; LJ starred review) also The Capital by Robert Menasse, translated by Jamie Bulloch (Liveright: W.W. Norton). Time also interviews Larry Diamond, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency (Penguin).

The New Yorker has much to say about The Porpoise by Mark Haddon (Doubleday: Random House; LJ starred review) too. Salman Rushdie considers Slaughterhouse-Five and there is a piece on Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game as well.

The Atlantic features Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane (W.W. Norton; LJ starred review).

Entertainment Weekly dives into comics with a look at the new Batman and Catwoman comic.  Also, a report on DC’s plans to bring back the Legion of Super-Heroes team.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a book, and got a $225,000 advance for it. The Hill reports. A Republic, If You Can Keep It (Crown Forum: Random House) comes out this September.

In more forthcoming book news, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe is publishing This Ends Badly: How Donald Trump Conned America (Hachette). Pamela Paul, of the NYT, tweets the news.

PBS’s Canvas reports on Designing Victory by Robert P. Madison and Carlo Wolff (Act3).

NPR introduces its summer reading poll experts.

The Guardian interviews Joanne Ramos, The Farm (Random House).

The NYT goes “Inside The List” and “By the Book.”

Grub Street features Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble (Random House) as part of its “Grub Street Diet” series.

Electric Lit has an essay on “How Stonewall Liberated Young Adult Literature Writers, publishers, and librarians brought the radical energy of the uprising into children's books.”

The winner and honor books from the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are announced.

The Sunburst Award longlist is out, for “Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.”

The Polari Book Prizes longlist are out. The award honors the “Powerful Purpose” of LGBT stories.

The Verge reports that Serial Box is continuing the story of Orphan Black as “an episodic novel with accompanying narration — with series star Tatiana Maslany set to narrate.”

Naomi Wolf’s book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love (HMH), is delayed by her publisher, after questions about its accuracy. The NYT reports.

Nicholas Sparks speaks out about the lawsuit that claims he “fostered a discriminatory environment, even once allegedly banning students from forming an LGBT club” at the school he co-founded. Entertainment Weekly reports.

Publishers Weekly writes abou PubTechConnect’s "Book Lovers on the Internet: Connecting with Readers in Digital Ways."

The NYT has a story on the original manuscript for Mrs. Dalloway.

Authors on Air

Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures is set for the movies. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Aurora Rising gets optioned. Some of Anais Nin’s short stories are getting adapted. Deadline Hollywood reports.

Town & Country writes that Book Cub is getting a sequel.

CrimeReads picks “The Most Anticipated Crime Shows of Summer.” Many are book-based, including The Rook.

Dr. Sleep gets a trailer. The Hollywood Reporter writes about the adaptation.

Dan Abrams, Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy (Hanover Square Press: Harper), will be on with Stephen Colbert tonight.

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