Books to Read if You Liked These Broadway Shows

broadwayIf you liked To Kill a Mockingbird, check out…
Gilead / Marilynne Robinson.

As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.

If you liked School of Rock, check out…
David Bowie: a life / Dylan Jones.

Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, Jones describes a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, it will transform our understanding of both artist and art.

If you liked Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, check out…

Sorcerer to the Crown / Zen Cho.

In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite… The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman–a freed slave who doesn’t even have a familiar–as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England’s once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession… At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain–and the world at large.

If you liked Oklahoma!, check out…
To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee.
The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man’s struggle for justice, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that has been translated into more than 40 languages.

If you liked Dear Evan Hansen, check out…

We are Okay / a novel by Nina LaCour.
After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

 

If you liked Wicked, check out…
Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west: a novel / Gregory Maguire 

A fable for adults on the subject of destiny and free will by a writer of children’s books. It tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the Land of Oz The novel traces her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender.

If you liked Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, check out…

Temptations / Otis Williams with Patricia Romanowski

A frank, revealing account of the Motown super group details the internal strife that afflicted the Temptations and provides the inside story of Motown records and its stable of superstars.

If you liked Come from Away, check out…
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland / Jim DeFede.

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill.

If you liked Tootsie, check out…

Making Tootsie: inside the classic film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack / Dworkin, Susan 

In Making Tootsie, Dworkin captures Hoffman and Pollack’s voices while describing how the movie became an award-winning box office sensation and the classic motion picture that the American Film Institute rates as number two on its list of the 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time.

If you liked Hillary and Clinton, check out…

Hard Choices: [a memoir] / Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

If you liked The Waverly Gallery, check out…

Animal Dreams / a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, ‘If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.

If you liked My Fair Lady, check out…

Circe : a novel / Madeline Miller

Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

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