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JUNE 10, 2011
Read the book, see the movie

This summer promises to be big for movie-going bibliophiles. Not only will the Harry Potter film series end, three other bestselling novels are coming to the big screen. Before you head to the multiplex, check out these books:

 

Snow Flower Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is the story of Lily and Snow Flower, matched as lifelong, intimate friends (laotong) while growing up in 19th century China. They endure marriage, childbirth, and family tragedies while communicating their hopes, fears, and dreams in a secret language.
The Help
The Help  - Kathryn Stockett
It’s 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, and three women – a black maid, her sassy but chronically unemployed friend, and a recent college grad fed up with the Southern status quo – team up for a clandestine book project. This delightful debut novel explores themes of race, friendship, and courage.

One Day - David Nicholls One Day
Emma and Dexter meet on July 15, 1988 – the same day they graduate from college in Edinburgh. Emma is a principled, ambitious girl from a working class family, while Dexter is a wealthy, apolitical playboy. The novel visits these two every year on the same day, as they struggle with careers, relationships, and missed opportunities.


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