Here is what we talked about in March (movies expanded to include TV and Stage)

Happy reading and viewing

A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp – John Irving
A Widow for One Year – (the first third became The Door in the Floor) – John Irving
And the Band Played on – Randy Schilts
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Brokeback Mountain – short story by Annie Proulx
Circle of Friends – Maeve Binchy
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Election – Tom Perrotta
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence – Doris Pilkington – The Rabbit-Proof Fence
Gone Baby Gone – Dennis Lehane
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Hawaii – James Michener
I Claudius – Robert Graves
I Robot – Isaac Asimov
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Jeeves and Wooster Books that were adapted for TV – P. G. Wodehouse –
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Midsomer Murders – Caroline Graham
Nobody’s Fool, Empire Falls – Richard Russo
Pygmalion – My Fair Lady – George Bernard Shaw
Quo Vadis  – Henryk Sienkiewicz
Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
The Accidental Tourist – Anne Tyler
The Blind Side – Michael Lewis
The Children of Men – P. D. James
The Constant Gardener – John LaCarre
The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Amim
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Sound of Music – based on the autobiography of Maria Von Trapp
The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
Their Eyes were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Topper – Thorne Smith
Wicked – Gregory Maguire

9 thoughts on “Here is what we talked about in March (movies expanded to include TV and Stage)

  1. About “The Sound of Music” – I looked up the book. It is called ” The Story of the von Trapp Family Singers” by Maria von Trapp and was first published in 1945 (so the movie was an adaptation).

  2. We also discussed “Out of Africa” by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), which was quite different from the book.

  3. And we also mentioned The Orchid Thief which had the most unusual treatment – It was called Adaptation and was about a writer attempting to write an adaptation of that book and finding it impossible – it just got stranger from there.

  4. I’d just like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and came away with a wonderful list of books to read & movies to see (plus some for a second time). I love the idea of keeping the monthly category broadly defined and look forward to expanding my knowledge on the subject of poems and poets next month.

  5. Off topic, but I did mention this at the end of our meeting. Looked it up when I got home to get the author/”editor” info: The Silent Miaow : a manual for kittens, strays and homeless cats / translated from the feline and edited by Paul W. Gallico ; picture story by Suzanne Szasz. Not a movie, but a very funny light read.

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