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From Books to Oscar-Nominated Films

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards were recently announced. Of course, the Oscar awards ceremony is a big night for film, but it's also a big night for books! Here are books that inspired this year's Oscar-nominated films. Why not read them while you wait for these films to be released on DVD so you can check them out from the library?

The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa
The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa
by Charles Brandt
 
The Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. (Originally published as I Heard You Paint Houses; adapted into the film The Irishman.)

	Little women
Little women
by Louisa May Alcott

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
Caging skies
Caging skies
by Christine Leunens

An avid member of the Hitler Youth in 1940s Vienna, Johannes Betzler discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl named Elsa behind a false wall in their home. His initial horror turns to interest--then love and obsession. After his parents disappear, Johannes is the only one aware of Elsa's existence in the house and the only one responsible for her survival. (Adapted into the film Jojo Rabbit.)
Go like hell : Ford, Ferrari, and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans
Go like hell : Ford, Ferrari, and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans
by A. J. Baime

Traces the story of how Henry Ford II endeavored to compete against Enzo Ferrari for dominance in the speed- and style-driven 1960s automobile industry, revealing the pivotal contributions of visionary Lee Iacocca and former racing champion-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby. (Adapted into the film Ford vs. Ferrari.)
How to train your dragon
How to train your dragon
by Cressida Cowell

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. (Series adapted into the film How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.)
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