Great Books Coming to a Theater Near You

Several great novels are being released as movies in the second half of this year. So when it’s time to put the books down, go check out some of these great movies.

The Bourne Legacy (Centers on a new CIA operative based on Robert Ludlum’s novels.) - August 10

Atlas Shrugged - Part II (Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.) - October 5

Alex Cross (The screenplay was based on the James Patterson novel CROSS.) - October 19

Anna Karenina (Based on the based on the 19th century Russian novel) - November 9

Life of Pi (Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel) - November 21

Les Miserables (An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel) - December 14

Jack Reacher (Based on Lee Child’s crime novel One Shot) - December 21

The Great Gatsby (An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel) - December 25

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

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