The summer 2017 movie season is coming to a close, but we can’t say goodbye without a couple of bookish movies mixed in with all these summer blockbusters! Here are two upcoming August 2017 adaptations that should not be missed by any bibliophile!

The Glass Castle – August 11

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Synopsis: The story of a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents, and eccentric artist mother and alcoholic father, who used creative ways to distract the children from their impoverished upbringing. The woman’s world gets turned upside down when they move to New York to be near her. The Glass Castle is an adaptation of The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls.

Tulip Fever – August 25

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Synopsis: In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter, a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom. Tulip Fever is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach.

Your Turn

So…so do these August 2017 adaptations tickle your fancy? Have you read Tulip Fever or The Glass Castle? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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