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Read Alikes: Toronto International Film Festival

This month the city will once again morph into 'Hollywood North' for the annual Toronto International Film Festival. This year's lineup boasts an impressive list of premieres including a number of film adaptations. Interested in reading the books before they make their TIFF debuts? Want to learn about the history of the festival? Then check out some of these titles!

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Johnson, Brian, 1948-
Chronicles the first 25 years of the festival from its inception to its current status as one of the largest and most influential film festivals worldwide. Offers an account of the controversy, scandal and excitement that has been a part of TIFF as well as its many successes.
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Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
Kabul, Afghanistan - Under Taliban rule, girls are prohibited from earning money, so when her Father is arrested and her family is left without a provider, 11-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family.
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McEwan, Ian, author.
A London High Court judge, Fiona Maye is faced with difficult decisions both personally and professionally. With her marriage collapsing, Fiona focuses her efforts on her work, specifically on a difficult case wherein religious beliefs could cost a 17-year-old boy his life.
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Alderman, Naomi.
After learning of her father's death, 32-year-old Ronit Krushka must leave Manhattan's Upper West Side and return home to the Orthodox Jewish community she left behind years ago. Once there, Ronit reconnects with family, friends and a forbidden past love.
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Ung, Loung.
In her memoir, Ung recounts the horrors she and her family experienced in Cambodia under Pol Pot's regime. Forced to flee her city, separate from her siblings and train as a child soldier, Ung tells her remarkable story of survival.
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Jordan, Hillary, 1963-
Set in the Jim Crow South during the 1940s, two men return from the war and must adjust to life back home. Bonded by their wartime experiences, their refusal to let racial tensions break their friendship leads to tragedy.
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Gordon, Charlotte, author.
Though not an adaptation, this title is for those interested in watching the biopic of Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley. Gordon examines the lives of both Shelley and her mother who died shortly after giving birth. Though the two never knew each other, they both played an important role in their era and led incredibly similar lives.
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Bauman, Jeff.
Bauman's life was forever changed the day of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombing took away his legs. He describes the horror of that day and those that followed sharing his story of recovery, and resilience.