Charlotte Today: Books to Movies

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Branch Channel Leader and Interim Director of Libraries, Dana Eure, discussed six  titles that moved from print to the big screen with “Books to Movies" on WCNC's Charlotte Today.

Library Branch Channel Leader and Interim Director of Libraries, Dana Eure, made a guest appearance on WCNC's Charlotte Today on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and shared six  titles that moved from print to the big screen with “Books to Movies."  Click here to search titles

Adult Fiction

Dune, by Frank Herbert; Coming to screen December 2020.
Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny.

David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens; coming to screen May 2020
A classic tale of an orphan growing up in the 1800's of England. Intimately rooted in the author's own biography and written as a first-person narrative, "David Copperfield" charts a young man's progress through a difficult childhood in Victorian England to ultimate success as a novelist, finding true love along the way. Jeremy Tambling's provocative Introduction reveals subtle themes relevant today.

The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Flynn; coming to screen May 2020
"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem."—

Young Adult Fiction

P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han; coming to screen February 2020
Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

Juvenile Fiction

The Witches, by Roald Dahl; coming to screen October 2020
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter; coming to screen April 2020
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden.