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Wilkes Books on the Small Screen (BoSS) Book Club: 2021 BoSS Book Club Reads

Monthly Book Selections

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She lives in Hollywood and indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as makeup artist L.B. Benson.  (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/leigh-bardugo/)  Netflix has adapted the book for a new original series, which begins airing on April 23, 2021.  See https://www.netflix.com/title/80236319 for more details.

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter GardenNight Road, and Firefly Lane.  Her novel, The Nightingale, has been published in 43 languages and is currently in movie production at TriStar Pictures, which also optioned her novel, The Great Alone. Her novel, Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to direct.  Kristin is a former-lawyer-turned writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Her novel, Firefly Lane, became a runaway bestseller in 2009, a touchstone novel that brought women together, and The Nightingale, in 2015 was voted a best book of the year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, iTunes, Library Journal, Paste, The Wall Street Journal and The Week.  Additionally, the novel won the coveted Goodreads and People’s Choice Awards. The audiobook of The Nightingale won the Audiobook of the Year Award in the fiction category.  (https://kristinhannah.com/about-kristin-bio/)  The Netflix Original Series Firefly Lane (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9012876/) began airing on February 3, 2021.

Born in London, England to Jamaican parents, Andrea Levy (1956-2019) was the author of Small Island, winner of the Whitbread Award (now Costa Award), the Orange Prize for Fiction (now Women’s Prize for Fiction), and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. The BBC Masterpiece Classic television adaptation of her novel won an International Emmy for best TV movie/miniseries.  (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780312571146) The Long Song by Andrea Levy is the source for the new PBS adaptation airing January 31, 2021, through February 14, 2021:  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/long-song/

January's selection is All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott. The new miniseries adaptation began Jan. 10, 2021, on PBS and runs through February 21st:  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/all-creatures-great-and-small/