Fall Books to Read Before the Movies Come Out
newest crop of blockbusters is headed our way—and there's just enough
time left to catch up on the literary originals.
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A period setting, a hint of
romance, a Nick Hornby script—what more could a moviegoer ask for?
The film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel
(coming out November 4)
follows young Eilis on her voyage from Ireland to New York in the 1950s, and
the inevitable blend of romance and tragedy that ensues. Watch it for a
painterly vision of what today's hipster hub looked like a half-century ago.
But read the novel in advance to witness a writer masterfully portray a young
woman's life—so sensitively that when her world turns upside down,
you'll find yourself changed in the process.
— Mark Athitakis