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Based on the Book Past Readings

2021 Book and film selections

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina; 2012 film
Stanisław Lem, Solaris; 1972 film
Shakespeare, Macbeth; 1957 film Throne of Blood
Henry James, The Bostonians; 1984 film
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby; 2013 film
Nikos Kazancakis, Zorba the Greek; 1964 film
William Kennedy, Ironweed; 1987 film
Muriel Spark, The Driver's Seat; 1974 film
Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would Be King; 1975 film
Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not; 1944 film
Dashiel Hammett, The Thin Man; 1934 film
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption; 1994 film

2020 Book and film selections

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard and the 1963 film
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and the 1941 film
Ian McEwan, Atonement and the 2007 film
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the 1961 film 
Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day and the 1993 film 
Michael Ondantje, The English Patient and the 1996 film 
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women and the 2019 film
Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone and the 2010 film
Patrick O'Brian, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World and the 2003 film
P.D. James, The Children of Men and the 2006 film
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom The Bell Tolls and the 1988 film
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View and the 1985 film

2019 Book and film selections

James A. Michener, Tales of the South Pacific and the 1958 film
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier and the 1981 film
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky and the 1990 film
John Irving, The World According to Garp and the 1982 film
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye and the 1973 film
Ann Patchet, Bel Canto and the 2018 film
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights and the 2011 film
James Dickey, Deliverance and the 1972 film
Honoré de Balzac, Cousin Bette and the 1998 film
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy and the 1951 film A Place in the Sun
Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence and the 1993 film
Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys and the 2000 film

2018 Book and film selections

Jane Austen, Emma (1815) and the 1995 movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone
Pierre Boulle, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1952) and the 1957 movie with Alec Guinness
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (1976) and the 1992 movie with Brad Pitt 
Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) and the 1972 movie with Marlon Brando
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (1957) and the 1965 movie with Omar Sharif
Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) and the 1969 movie with Richard Benjamin
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) and the 2010 movie Easy A with Emma Stone
Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire (2005) and the 2008 movie with Dev Patel
John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) and the 1965 movie with Richard Burton

2017 Book and film selections

Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and the movie with Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston
Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist (1985) and the 1988 movie with William Hurt
Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale (1983) and the 2014 movie with Colin Farrell​