March Booked For Lunch Selection

March 28 at noon: The French Exit by Patrick DeWitt

The current reading theme here at the library is book to film adaptations, with both discussion groups featuring novels that have been adapted to the screen. Receiving 40% of your votes, the March Booked for Lunch title is "French Exit" by Patrick DeWitt. The film adaptation, which was released in 2021, stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges.

Copies of the book and the movie (DVD) are available now at the adult circulation desk. You can also download digital editions of the book (both audio and ebook) using the Libby app. The movie is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and STARZ, and may be available on other services as well. Both the book and movie contain adult language and sexual references. The movie is rated R.

Watching the movie isn't required, but it will certainly add to the conversation. In addition to discussing the book, we'll be talking about the current trend in books to film which seems to have become even more popular with platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and more now producing exclusive book based movies and series.

Earlier this month the Mystery Group met for their discussion of "Started Early, Took My Dog" by Kate Atkinson. "Case Histories" is the name of the TV series adapted from this book and others by the author. Continuing the theme, throughout the month of April book to movie bundles will be available to borrow. Watch our website for details.

The next Booked for Lunch meeting is on Monday, March 28 at noon. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Here's the link: