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From Page to Silver Screen

Just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival, here is a list of compelling books that have recently been or are about to made into feature films.

In this alternative-history vampire novel, Seth Grahame-Smith reconstructs the life of America's greatest president.
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Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
Cloud Atlas is told as a series of six stories each set during a different time period. It was nominated for several major awards in 2004, including the Man Booker Prize.
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Shaffer, Mary Ann, author.
A warm and engaging story told as a series of letters between a young woman living in London and the members of a Guernsey book club who endured the German occupation of the island during World War II.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit, who is suddenly thrust into the biggest adventure of his life.
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Kepler, Lars.
Detective Inspector Joona Linna enlists the help of a hypnotist to solve a grisly triple homicide in this chilling Swedish novel.
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Martel, Yann.
A beautiful tale of a boy that survives a shipwreck and finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize.
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Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Kerouac's classic beat novel chronicles his years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady. As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.
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Dexter, Pete, 1943-
In this thriller, two journalists are duped into reinvestigating the case of a murderer on Death Row.
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Davidson, Craig, 1976-
Toronto author Craig Davidson's debut collection of short fiction explores the darkest corners of the human experience.
Hill, Susan, 1942-
An English solicitor is summoned to a remote village to attend a client's funeral where he encounters a mysterious woman - a Victorian ghost story unfolds.
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