From Books to Movies

Compiled by Arrowhead Library System and Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin


Enjoy the following books in print, on video or at a movie theatre


1984
Orwell, George

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Clarke, Arthur C.

THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
Tyler, Anne

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Twain, Mark

AFFLICTION
Banks, Russell

THE AFRICAN QUEEN
Forester, C. S.

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

Wharton, Edith

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Carroll, Lewis

ALIVE
Read, Piers Paul

ALL THE KING'S MEN
Warren, Robert Penn

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Bernstein, Carl/Woodard, Bob

AMADEUS
Shaffer, Peter

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
Crichton, Michael

APOCALYPSE NOW
Conrad, Joseph (Book titled HEART OF DARKNESS)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Kesselring, Joseph

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN
Gaines, Ernest J.

BELOVED
Morrison, Toni

BEN-HUR
Wallace, Lew

THE BIG SLEEP
Chandler, Raymond

BLADERUNNER
Dick, Philip K. (Book titled DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?)

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES
Wolfe, Tom

BORN FREE
Adamson, Joy

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Kovic, Ron

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Capote, Truamn

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
Waugh, Evelyn

BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
Boulle, Pierre (Book titled BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Waller, Robert James

CAINE MUTINY
Wouk, Herman

CALL OF THE WILD
London, Jack

CAMELOT
White, T.H. (Book titled THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING)

CANNERY ROW
Steinbeck, John

CAPE FEAR
MadDonald, John D. (Book titled THE EXECUTIONERS)

CARRIE
King, Stephen

CATCH-22
Heller, Joseph

CHARLY
Keyes, Daniel (Book titled FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON)

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Binchy, Maeve

A CIVIL ACTION
Harr, Jonathan

CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Clancy, Tom

THE CLIENT
Grisham, John

CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Burgess, Anthony

THE COLOR PURPLE
Walker, Alice

COMA
Cook, Robin

CONGO
Crichton, Michael

DANCES WITH WOLVES
Blake, Michael

DANGEROUS MINDS
Johnson, Louanne (Book titled MY POSSE DON'T DO HOMEWORK

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Miller, Arthur

THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
Mitchard, Jacquelyn (due out 1999)

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
Mosley, Walter

DIE HARD
Thorp, Roderick (Book titled NOTHING LASTS FOREVER)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
Pasternak, Boris

DODSWORTH
Lewis, Sinclair

DRACULA
Stoker, Bram

EAST OF EDEN
Steinbeck, John

ELMER GANTRY
Lewis, Sinclair

EMMA
Austin, Jane (Also was the inspiration for the movie CLUELESS)

THE ENGLISH PATIENT
Ondaatje, Michael

EXODUS
Uris, Leon

THE EXORCIST
Blatty, William

FAHRENHEIT 451
Bradbury, Ray

FIELD OF DREAMS
Kinsella, W. P. (book titled SHOELESS JOE)

THE FIRM
Grisham, John

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
Goldsmith, Olivia

FORREST GUMP
Groom, Winston

FRANKENSTEIN
Shelley, Mary

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
Flagg, Fannie (book titled FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Jones, James

GET SHORTY
Leonard, Elmore

GETTYSBURG
Shaara, Michael (Book titled THE KILLER ANGELS)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Mamet, David

THE GODFATHER
Puzo, Mario

GOLDFINGER
Fleming, Ian

GONE WITH THE WIND
Mitchell, Margaret

THE GOOD EARTH
Buck, Pearl

GORILLAS IN THE MIST
Fossey, Dian

THE GRADUATE
Webb, Charles

THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Steinbeck, John

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Brickhill, Paul

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Dickens, Charles

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
Crichton, Michael

THE GRIFTERS
Thompson, Jim

HAWAII
Michener, James

THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Atwood, Margaret

THE HOBBIT
Tolkien, J. R. R.

THE HORSE WHISPERER
Evans, Nicholas

THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS
Allende, Isabel

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
McMillan, Terry

HOWARD'S END
Forster, E.M.

HUD
McMurtry, Larry (Book titled HORSEMAN, PASS BY)

HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Clancy, Tom

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
Duncan, Lois

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Rice, Anne

IRONWEED
Kennedy, William

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Stern, Philip Van Doren (Short story titled "The Greatest Gift")

JAWS
Benchley, Peter

THE JOY LUCK CLUB
Tan, Amy

JURASSIC PARK
Crichton, Michael

THE KILLING FIELDS
Schanberg, Sidney (Book titled THE DEATH AND LIFE OF DITH PRAN)

THE KING AND I
Landon, Margaret (Book titled Anna and the King of Siam)

KRAMER VS. KRAMER
Corman, Avery

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
Ellroy, James

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Cooper, James Fenimore

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Lawrence, T.E. (Book titled THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM)

LEGENDS OF THE FALL
Harrison, Jim

LES MISERABLES
Hugo, Victor

LITTLE BIG MAN
Berger, Thomas

LITTLE WOMEN
Alcott, Louisa May

LOLITA
Nabokov, Vladimir

LONESOME DOVE
McMurtry, Larry

THE LONG, HOT SUMMER
Faulkner, William (Book titled THE HAMLET)

THE LONGEST DAY
Ryan, Cornelius

THE LORD OF THE FLIES
Golding, William

THE MALTESE FALCON
Hammett, Dashiell

THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
Dumas, Alexandre

THE MAN WHO BE KING
Kipling, Rudyard

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
Condon, Richard

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Sparks, Nicholas

MIDNIGHT COWBOY
Herlihy, James

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
Berendt, John

MISSING
Hauser, Thomas (Book titles THE EXECUTION OF CHARLES HORMAN)

MOSQUITO COAST
Theroux, Paul

MRS. DALLOWAY
Woolfe, Virginia

THE NATURAL
Malamud, Bernard

NEVER CRY WOLF
Mowat, Farley

NORTH AND SOUTH
Jakes, John

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Hemingway, Ernest

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Kesey, Ken

ONE TRUE THING
Quindlen, Anna

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Guest, Judith

OSCAR AND LUCINDA
Carey, Peter

OUT OF AFRICA
Dinesen, Isak

OUT OF SIGHT
Leonard, Elmore

THE OUTSIDERS
S.E. Hinton

A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Forester, E. M.

PATRIOT GAMES
Clancy, Tom

PELICAN BRIEF
Grisham, John

A PLACE IN THE SUN
Dreiser, Theodore (book AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY)

PLANET OF THE APES
Boulle, Pierre

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Fisher, Carrie

PRESUMED INNOCENT
Turow, Scott

PRIZZI'S HONOR
Condon, Richard

PSYCHO
Bloch, Robert

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Austen, Jane

PRIMARY COLORS
Anonymous

PRINCE OF TIDES
Conroy, Pat

THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Goldman, William

RAGTIME
Doctorow, E. L.

REBECCA
DuMaurier, Daphne

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Ishiguro, Kazuo

THE RIGHT STUFF
Wolfe, Tom

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Maclean, Norman

A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Forester, E. M.

ROOTS
Haley, Alex

ROSEMARY'S BABY
Levin, Ira

THE RUSSIA HOUSE
LeCarre, John

SCHINDLER'S LIST
Keneally, Thomas

THE SECRET GARDEN
Burnett, Frances Hodgson

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Austen, Jane

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
King, Stephen (Book titled RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION)

THE SHINING
King, Stephen

SHOGUN
Clavell, James

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Harris, Thomas

A SIMPLE PLAN
Smith, Scott

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
Guterson, David (due out 1999)

SOPHIE'S CHOICE
Styron, William

SPARTACUS
Fast, Howard

SPHERE
Crichton, Michael

THE STAND
King, Stephen

STAND BY ME
King, Stephen (book titled THE BODY)

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Williams, Tennessee

THE SWEET HEREAFTER
Banks, Russell

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
McMurtry, Henry

THE THIN RED LINE
Jones, James

THE THORN BIRDS
McCullough, Colleen

A THOUSAND ACRES
Smiley, Jane

THE THREE FACES OF EVE
Thigpen, Corbett

THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Dumas, Alexandre

A TIME TO KILL
Grisham, John

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Lee, Harper

TOTAL RECALL
Anthony, Piers

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN
Smith, Betty

TRUE GRIT
Portis, Charles

UNDER SIEGE
Coonts, Stephen

A WALK TO REMEMBER
Nicholas Sparks

WAITING TO EXHALE
McMillan, Terry

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Wells, H. G.

WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE
Phillip K. Dick

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Albee, Edward

WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Updike, John

WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
Irving, John

 

 

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