In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. The film edition stars Tom Hanks and Tom Skerritt. The movie will be out April 22nd, 2016 in theaters.
A woman, separated from her husband and a flat marriage, spends a year alone in a Cape Cod cottage, examining her life and finding the affirmative wisdom and peace that allow her to revitalize her marriage and freely engage life. The film will star Karen Allen and Celia Imrie. Update-the release date is sometime in 2016.
Airline pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger presents his autobiography. In 2009, Sullenberger safely landed a crippled passenger jet on the Hudson River, garnishing overnight fame and kudos. The film version will be out September 9th, 2016 under the title "Sully". The movie version stars Tom Hanks and Laura Linney. (updated 3-9-16)
Desperate to get away from his overbearing father, Marcus leaves Newark in 1951 and lands at Winesburg College in Ohio. Now he must make his way in what might as well be another world - a world that may have driven his father mad. The film will be out July 29th, 2016 in theaters. The movie stars Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. Dante’s Inferno. The movie version will be out October 28th and stars Felicity Jones and Tom Hanks.
In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town. The film version will be out Thanksgiving 2017. The only star so far is Quinn McColgan. (updated 4/11/16)
As a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, high-schooler Vee is unhappy to be watched constantly but finds it exhilarating to be paired with handsome Ian taking ever riskier dares--until the stakes become too high. The film version stars Emma Roberts and will be out July 27th, 2016.
Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. The movie version stars Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis. It will be out in theaters on July 1st, 2016.
Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants. The movie is coming to theaters in July 2016 and will star Mark Rylance.
Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers. The movie version will be out October 7th, 2016 and will star Emily Blunt.
A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. The movie version will star Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz and will be coming to theaters September 2nd, 2016 (updated 2/26/16).
The true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who, inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary, becomes an international chess champion. The movie version will be out in theaters September 23rd, 2016. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo.