Book to movie, Best picture nominees

Several of the Academy Award best picture nominees were based on books.  Read the book before you see the movie!

Les misérables / by Victor Hugo

Les misérables

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Les misérables / by Victor Hugo

The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a nineteenth century world brutalized by poverty and ignorance.

Life of Pi / Yann Martel

Life of Pi

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Life of Pi / Yann Martel

Zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.

Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lincoln

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Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin

An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.

The silver linings playbook / Matthew Quick

The silver linings playbook

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The silver liningsplaybook / Matthew Quick

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. and meets a girl named Tiffany.

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