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Books to Movies

Posted on September 29th, 2015

 Movie

 Which is better, the movie or the book?  Read these books and decide for yourself! The following titles have recently been adapted for the screen and were released this year, or will soon be released in the theaters.  They can be found in the 3000 level hallway. Also on display is a list of the films they have become and their release date!
Get ’em while they’re hot!

  • Annotated Peter Pan
  • Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
  • PR4074 .P3 2011
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  • Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend: A Novel
  • Keplinger, Kody.
  • 813 K445du
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  • Danish Girl: A Novel
  • Ebershoff, David.
  • PS3555.B4824 D36 2000
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  • Dark Places
  • Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
  • PS3606.L935 D37 2009x
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  • In the Heart Of the Sea: The Tragedy Of the Whaleship Essex
  • Philbrick, Nathaniel.
  • G530.E76 2000
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  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account Of the Mount Everest Disaster
  • Krakauer, Jon.
  • GV199.44.E85 K725 1997
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  • Longest Ride
  • Sparks, Nicholas.
  • PS3569.P363 L66 2013
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  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
  • PR5397 .F7 2003
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  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: A Novel
  • Andrews, Jesse.
  • 813 An267me
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  • Me Before You
  • Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
  • PR6113.O94 M4 2012
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  • Mockingjay
  • Collins, Suzanne.
  • 813 C696mo
  • Secret Scripture
  • Barry, Sebastian, 1955-
  • PR6052.A729 S43 2008
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  • Still Alice: A Novel
  • Genova, Lisa.
  • PS3607.E55 S75 2009
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  • Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
  • Bryson, Bill.
  • F106 .B92 1999x
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Pro vs. Con: Opposing Viewpoints and Contemporary World Issues

Posted on September 26th, 2015

 

ProCon

There are always (at least) two sides to every story.  A current book display in the reference lab features books that present opposing viewpoints on several contemporary world issues.  Looking for more?  Visit the Pro/Con Subject Guide where you can find more information about researching both sides of an issue. Booth has several book series that provide arguments for and against many controversial topics.

 

  • Drugs and Sports
  • Marzilli, Alan.
  • RC1230 .M375 2008
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  • Gmo Food: A Reference Handbook
  • Newton, David E.
  • TP248.65.F66 N49 2014
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  • Marijuana: A Reference Handbook
  • Newton, David E.
  • RM666.C266 N48 2013
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  • Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook
  • Newton, David E.
  • RC1230 .N48 2014
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  • Cloning: A Reference Handbook
  • Newton, David E.,
  • QH442.2 .N495 2015
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  • Cyber Warfare: A Reference Handbook
  • Springer, Paul J.,
  • U163 .S66 2015
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Exploring the Civil War through historical fiction

Posted on September 20th, 2015

  • Interested in learning what it was like to live during the Civil War years?  Reading historical novels set at this time will let you experience the political turmoil, wartime atmosphere, and cultural changes that transformed America in the 1860s.  Topics include slavery and emancipation, Civil War battles, daily life, and fictional portraits of President Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.

The following novels can be found on a display table in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library (just inside the north entrance).  All are available for checkout.  This book display, curated by reference librarian Sarah Johnson, serves as a supplementary exhibit for the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit and program series held at Booth Library between September 4-October 16, 2015.

To find additional novels on the topic, try a search in the EIU Library Catalog.  This list provides just a selection; we have many other Civil War novels available as ebooks!

  • Andersonville
  • Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977.
  • PS3521.A47 A7X
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  • Beloved: A Novel
  • Morrison, Toni.
  • PS3563.O8749 B4 1987
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  • Blaze Of Glory: A Novel Of the Battle Of Shiloh
  • Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
  • PS3569.H18 B57 2012
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  • Cloudsplitter: A Novel
  • Banks, Russell, 1940-
  • PS3552.A49 C57 1999x
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  • Cold Mountain
  • Frazier, Charles, 1950-
  • PS3556.R3599 C6 1997
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  • Freeman: A Novel
  • Pitts, Leonard.
  • PS3616.I92 F74 2012
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  • Ghost Riders: A Novel
  • McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948-
  • PS3563.C3527 G48 2004x
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  • Glory Cloak: A Novel
  • O’Brien, Patricia.
  • PS3565.B73 G56 2004
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  • Gods and Generals
  • Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
  • PS3569.H18 G63 1996b
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  • Henry and Clara
  • Mallon, Thomas, 1951-
  • PS3563.A43157 H46 1995b
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  • Jacob’s Ladder: A Story Of Virginia During the War
  • McCaig, Donald.
  • PS3563.A2555 J33 1999x
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  • Lincoln: A Novel
  • Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.
  • PS3543.I26 L5 1984
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  • Love Is Eternal: A Novel About Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln
  • Stone, Irving, 1903-1989.
  • PS3537.T669 L6x
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  • March: A Novel
  • Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015.
  • PS3554.O3 M37 2005
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  • My Brother Abe: Sally Lincoln’s Story
  • Mazer, Harry.
  • 813 M457my
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  • Red Moon at Sharpsburg: A Novel
  • Wells, Rosemary.
  • 813 W462re
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  • Song Yet Sung
  • McBride, James, 1957-
  • PS3613.C28 S66 2008
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  • Stand the Storm: A Novel
  • Clarke, Breena.
  • PS3553.L298 S73 2008
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  • Where I’m Bound: A Novel
  • Ballard, Allen B.
  • PS3552.A4645 W48 2000
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  • Widow Of the South
  • Hicks, Robert, 1951-
  • PS3608.I287 W53 2005
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