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WHO IS PAULA HAWKINS’S NEW BOYFRIEND

Paula Hawkins emerged as a top author in the beginning of 2015. Her novel The Girl on the Train is the main favorite for the best book of the year. The title already earned huge praise by readers and critics. The thriller set a record with four consecutive months (From February to March) as a winner of our Amazon Bestselling Ranks.

Photo credit: Arild Vågen

Photo credit: Arild Vågen

43-year old former business reporter at Times is hiding her personal life. The new millionaire was busy after the release of The Girl on the Train and traveled a lot to promote the book. However she found time for a romance.

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13 FACTS ABOUT JOHN GRISHAM AND ROGUE LAWYER

John Grisham published his latest thriller Rogue Lawyer on October 20. As it may be expected the novel directly occupied the bestselling lists.
However, this is one of the few books by the famous lawyer, who turned writer that received mixed reactions from the readers. Currently the thriller is standing with unexpected average of 3.5 Amazon stars from 140 reviews.
For all Grisham fans Land of Books is featuring him and his new book at our 13 Facts rubric

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: HOME/THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEAKDAY

In the recent years children’s books aren’t so popular among the movie producers of animations. After putting on the big screen some of the all time best classics, the industry decided to bet on scripts, that are specially created to become a film. Well, we’ve got one nice exception.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: THE LONGEST RIDE (UPDATE)

American author Nicholas Sparks is champion of writing books, which later turn out to be big movie hits. Nine of his novels were already adapted and all of them generate nice money for the producers. The jubilee 10th book that will become a film is The Longest Ride.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: CHILD 44 (UPDATED 2)

The Soviet Union, times of Joseph Stalin and Andrei Chikatilo. Are you feeling scary? You must be, because of the novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. The story will put a lot of tension to your nerves.

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The book
was published in 2008. It is the first part of Leo Demidov trilogy. The sequels The Secret Speech (2009) and Agent 6 (2011) followed the success of the Child 44.
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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

The legendary British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy showed more than century ago his talent for the first time with the novel Far From The Madding Crowd. At the beginning the author decided to publish the story without mentioning his name as a monthly serial Cornhill Magazine. Thanks to the decision he won many followers in short terms.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: THE WATER DIVINER

Actually, we’ve got movie to book adaptation in the case of The Water Diviner. The latest film with Russell Crowe was a common project by scriptwriters Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. The story is inspired by real events. Andrew Knight was very interested in his wife’s family history. Her grandfather was water diviner, a very rare and well respected profession in Australia.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: THE HUNGER GAMES

When Suzanne Collins wrote The Underland Chronicles, five books of Epic fantasy, she showed her potential. The genre’s fans praised the series, which were just a stepping stone for the American author. The last part of Gregor’s adventure in the hidden land of New York was published in 2007.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: DIVERGENT TRILOGY

Veronica Roth was 22 when her debut novel Divergent was published. It was just few months before her graduation from Northwestern University with a degree of creative writing, when she received a contract proposal from HarperCollins. What a nice natural advertisement for the Illinois’s educational facility. In the next years Veronica became a star. Huge royalties, book signings with thousands of fans and two more books in the series are just some of the new entries for the writer from New York City.

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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: THE GUNMAN

Sean Penn is returning to the big screen after two years pause. The 2-time Academy award winner will play the main character in the film The Gunman. The script is adaptation of late French author Jean-Patrick Manchette’s book The Prone Gunman (La Position du Tireur Couché”).

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