Written by: Kristine Buller
The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn
This was a Because Mom Book Club pick for December 2018 that sparked an intense discussion. Dr. Anna Fox is an agoraphobic child psychologist. She befriends a new neighbor, Jane Russell. As Anna begins spying on Jane and her family, she witnesses a surprising act of violence. Then Jane abruptly disappears. It’s a twisted mystery, very reminiscent of classic Hitchcock films. It stars Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman. Release Date: May 15
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Our book club also read this book in 2018 with mixed reviews. It is currently in production as an 11 episode series for Amazon. Director Barry Jenkins won an Oscar in 2018 for the movie Moonlight. The story follows a young slave named Cora as she escapes a Georgia plantation and finds her way to freedom via the Underground Railroad. At a stop in South Carolina, Cora and her companion Caesar discover a sinister plot that involves using slaves as subjects for experiments. The series was filmed throughout Georgia including Newton County and Madison. The premiere is set for early this year with Thuso Mbedu and Chase W. Dillon in the lead roles.
Other book club picks that are in development for the screen include Daisy Jones and the Six, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Where the Crawdads Sing and It Ends with Us.