Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oprah's book club: favorite adaptations

Oprah's Book Club compiled a short list of books they liked that were adapted to movies they liked.

One book on the list:
The Deep End of the Ocean
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

In this 1999 film adaptation of Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel—and a 1996 Oprah's Book Club pick—Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Beth, a mother who struggles with depression after her son is kidnapped as a toddler. Years later, a boy who shows up and asks to mow the lawn turns to be Beth's kidnapped son. Co-starring Treat Williams and Whoopi Goldberg, the movie captures the pain and anguish Beth and her family go through as they struggle to deal with what their son's kidnapping has meant to their lives.
Read about more books on the list.

Related: The Page 69 Test: Jacquelyn Mitchard's Still Summer.

--Marshal Zeringue