Books That Made Their Way to the Movies
By Alan Paton
Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, a 2003 Oprah's Book Club pick, explores several powerful themes, among them compassion, forgiveness, humility, racial injustice and prejudice. While the main story line tells the tale of two families struggling to overcome hardship, South Africa is also a main character. The 1995 adaptation stars James Earl Jones, Richard Harris and Charles S. Hutton.