Books That Made Their Way to the Movies
By Andre Dubus III
Colonel Behrani was a wealthy man in Iran, but now he's a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Niccolo is a recovering alcoholic and addict whose house is all she has left, and she refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who finds himself falling in love with Kathy, becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice. The three are brought together by their mutual desire for the same house and are doomed by their inability to understand each other. In this 2003 adaptation of Andre Dubus III's 1999 novel, Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Col. Behrani, Jennifer Connlley plays the part of Kathy and Ron Eldard rounds out the cast as Lester. House of Sand and Fog was a 2000 Oprah's Book Club selection.