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Books that Journeyed to the Oscars
Now that the Academy Award ceremony is approaching, read a book that inspired a movie. Some of these movies went on to garner Oscar wins as Best Picture or Best Actor/Actress.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: The wonderful Wizard of Oz /
The wonderful Wizard of Oz
Baum, L. Frank 1856-1919.
Children's Fiction BAUM
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Cover Art: Jaws /
Jaws
Benchley, Peter.
Adult Fiction BENCHLE
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Cover Art: Dances with wolves /
Dances with wolves
Blake, Michael, 1945-
Adult Fiction BLAKE
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Cover Art: The exorcist /
The exorcist
Blatty, William Peter.
Adult Fiction BLATTY
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Cover Art: The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher, from grocer's daughter to prime minister /
The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher, from grocer's daughter to prime minister
Campbell, John, 1947-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T3295 2011
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Cover Art: The piano : a novel /
The piano : a novel
Campion, Jane, 1954-
Adult Fiction CAMPION
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Cover Art: Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation /
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
Carlin, John, 1956-
Inspired the movie Invictus.
Adult Nonfiction Book 968.065 C
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Cover Art: My week with Marilyn /
My week with Marilyn
Clark, Colin, 1932-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M751 2011
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Cover Art: Crazy Heart : A Novel /
Crazy Heart : A Novel
Cobb, Thomas
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: Kramer versus Kramer : a novel /
Kramer versus Kramer : a novel
Corman, Avery.
Adult Fiction CORMAN
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Cover Art: The hours /
The hours
Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
Adult Fiction CUNNING
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Cover Art: Out of Africa /
Out of Africa
Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962.
Adult Nonfiction Book 916.762 D
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Cover Art: Rebecca /
Rebecca
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989.
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: Bridget Jones's diary : a novel /
Bridget Jones's diary : a novel
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
Adult Fiction FIELDIN
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Cover Art: The last king of Scotland /
The last king of Scotland
Foden, Giles, 1967-
Adult Fiction FODEN
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Cover Art: Extremely loud & incredibly close /
Extremely loud & incredibly close
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
Adult Fiction FOER
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Cover Art: The French lieutenant's woman.
The French lieutenant's woman.
Fowles, John, 1926-2005.
Adult Fiction FOWLES
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Cover Art: Cold Mountain /
Cold Mountain
Frazier, Charles, 1950-
Adult Fiction FRAZIER
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Cover Art: Forrest Gump : a novel /
Forrest Gump : a novel
Groom, Winston, 1944-
Adult Fiction GROOM
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Cover Art: Ordinary people /
Ordinary people
Guest, Judith.
Adult Fiction GUEST
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Cover Art: The silence of the lambs /
The silence of the lambs
Harris, Thomas, 1940-
Adult Fiction HARRIS
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Cover Art: What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal /
What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal
Heller, Zoe.
Adult Fiction HELLER
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Cover Art: Descendants : a novel /
Descendants : a novel
Hemmings, Kaui Hart.
Adult Fiction HEMMING
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Cover Art: The cider house rules : a novel /
The cider house rules : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
Adult Fiction IRVING
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Cover Art: A single man /
A single man
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986.
Adult Fiction ISHERWO
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Cover Art: From here to eternity.
From here to eternity.
Jones, James, 1921-1977.
Adult Fiction JONES
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Cover Art: Schindler's list /
Schindler's list
Keneally, Thomas.
Adult Fiction KENEALLY
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Cover Art: One flew over the cuckoo's nest /
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Kesey, Ken.
Adult Fiction KESEY
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Cover Art: Carrie /
Carrie
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: Misery /
Misery
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: The green mile /
The green mile
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: Up in the air /
Up in the air
Kirn, Walter, 1962-
Adult Fiction KIRN
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Cover Art: Into the wild /
Into the wild
Krakauer, Jon.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M1218
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Cover Art: Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy /
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
Le Carre, John, 1931-
Adult Fiction LE CARR
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Cover Art: Mystic river /
Mystic river
Lehane, Dennis.
Adult Fiction LEHANE
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Cover Art: Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game /
Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
Lewis, Michael
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.35706 L
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Cover Art: The blind side : evolution of a game /
The blind side : evolution of a game
Lewis, Michael
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.33209 L
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Cover Art: Rabbit hole /
Rabbit hole
Lindsay-Abaire, David.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.6 L645
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Cover Art: How green was my valley /
How green was my valley
Llewellyn, Richard.
Adult Fiction LLEWELL
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Cover Art: No country for old men /
No country for old men
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Adult Fiction MCCARTH
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Cover Art: Terms of endearment : a novel /
Terms of endearment : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
Adult Fiction MCMURTR
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Cover Art: Gone with the wind /
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
Adult Fiction MITCHEL
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Cover Art: Albert Nobbs /
Albert Nobbs
Moore, George, 1852-1933.
Adult Fiction MOORE
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Cover Art: A beautiful mind : the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
A beautiful mind : the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
Nasar, Sylvia.
Adult Nonfiction Book QA29.N25 N37 2001
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Cover Art: The English patient : a novel /
The English patient : a novel
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
Adult Fiction ONDAATJ
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Cover Art: Little children /
Little children
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Adult Fiction PERROTT
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Cover Art: True grit /
True grit
Portis, Charles.
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen : how one girl
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Cover Art: Brokeback mountain /
Brokeback mountain
Proulx, Annie.
Adult Fiction PROULX
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Cover Art: The godfather /
The godfather
Puzo, Mario, 1920-1999.
Adult Fiction PUZO
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Cover Art: Between a rock and a hard place /
Between a rock and a hard place
Ralston, Aron.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 R14
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Cover Art: Push : a novel /
Push : a novel
Sapphire, 1950-
Push inspired the movie Precious.
Adult Fiction SAPPHIR
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Cover Art: The reader /
The reader
Schlink, Bernhard.
Adult Fiction SCHLINK
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Cover Art: The lovely bones /
The lovely bones
Sebold, Alice.
Adult Fiction SEBOLD
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Cover Art: The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures /
The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures
Selznick, Brian
Children's Fiction SELZNIC
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Cover Art: Amadeus : a drama /
Amadeus : a drama
Shaffer, Peter, 1926-
Adult Nonfiction Book PR6037.H23 A8 1993
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Cover Art: Doubt : a parable /
Doubt : a parable
Shanley, John Patrick.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3569.H3337 D68 2005
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Cover Art: Pygmalion /
Pygmalion
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Pygmalion inspired My Fair Lady.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR5363 .P82 2001
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Cover Art: Sophie's choice /
Sophie's choice
Styron, William, 1925-2006.
Adult Fiction STYRON
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Cover Art: Slumdog millionaire : a novel /
Slumdog millionaire : a novel
Swarup, Vikas.
Adult Fiction SWARUP
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Cover Art: The accidental tourist : a novel /
The accidental tourist : a novel
Tyler, Anne.
Adult Fiction TYLER
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Cover Art: Around the world in 80 days /
Around the world in 80 days
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.
Children's Fiction VERNE
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Cover Art: The color purple /
The color purple
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Adult Fiction WALKER
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Cover Art: Ben-Hur /
Ben-Hur
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
Adult Fiction WALLACE
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Cover Art: The bridges of Madison County /
The bridges of Madison County
Waller, Robert James, 1939-
Adult Fiction WALLER
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Cover Art: The devil wears Prada /
The devil wears Prada
Weisberger, Lauren, 1977-
Adult Fiction WEISBER
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Cover Art: Winter's bone : a novel /
Winter's bone : a novel
Woodrell, Daniel.
Adult Fiction WOODREL
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