Netflix keeps recommending Winter's Bone to me. I've heard great reviews of the movie, it won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2010, and I love love love Jennifer Lawrence, but I hadn't realised that it was originally a book...until now.
Winter's bone was written in 2005 by Daniel Woodrell who coined the phrase "country noir" to describe his work and subsequently adapted for the big screen by writer/director Debra Granik. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teenage girl in rural America who, to protect her family from eviction, must locate her missing father. The film explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, self-sufficiency, and poverty as they are changed by the pervasive underworld of illegal methamphetamine labs.
We'll meet again at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Keep an eye out for the book on the table.
You can buy the book from Amazon or your local bookshop, and can buy the DVD from Amazon or watch online with Netflix. Here's the trailer if you're not sure yet!
Happy reading and viewing!