On today's episode of "How to Spot a Historical Fiction Reader From a Mile Away," we have a historical fiction reader starter pack!
So you're in a reading slump, and you don't know what to read next. Well, we've got you covered!
To remember how D-Day impacted the world we live in today, we are giving you five must-read historical fiction books set in during World War II.
Real life sisters,Elle and Dakota Fanning will portray fictional sisters in The Nightingale movie. The movie is based on the bestselling 2015 novel by Kristin Hannah. It will be directed by Melanie Laurent, star of Inglorious Bastards. Dana Stevens, who also wrote the film adaption of Nicholas Sparks’ novel Safe Haven, is set to write the film.
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The novel follows two sisters in France during World War 2. The older sister, named Vianne Mauriac, has a husband who is sent into battle while she is at home with her young daughter. When she has to take in an enemy when France is overrun with the Nazis, her every move is now being watched as she struggles to provide food for her family. While the younger sister, Isabelle, is eighteen and falls in love with a man that betrays her. This leads her to run into danger without thinking about the consequences. She joins the resistance, to bring down the Nazis from within France.
This movie will be the second time the Fanning sisters have acted together, since the 2001 Film, I Am Sam. Elle, played a younger version of Dakota’s character, Lucy, in the film. According to the Fanning sisters, they have been looking for a film to do together for a long time and then this one came up. It is a dream come true for them to be acting together, and to tell such a powerful story about sisters.
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When describing Kristin Hannah’s novel Amazon writes: “In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend.”
Against all odds, they become inseparable friends, and the novel isn’t even in full swing. Spanning three decades, the novel follows the ups and downs of their relation, all culminating into a single betrayal that tears them apart at their core.
Firefly Lane was published March 5th, 2013. Come February 22nd, 2019, Hollywood Reporter wrote that Netflix had ordered ten-episode series based on the novel, marking the third Hannah novel that was/is getting an adaptation.
To note, Hannah’s The Nightingale and The Great Alone are both in production at Sony’s TriStar Pictures with Michelle MacLaren, director/executive producer from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul set to direct The Nightingale.
Back to Firefly Lane.
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Maggie Friedman, executive producer/writer of Witches of East End and No Tomorrow as well as the producer/writer of Dawson’s Creak will serve as writer/showrunner/executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Stephanie Germain, producer of The Day After Tomorrow, and Lee Rose, director of True Blood.
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The last executive producer will be Kristin Hannah herself!
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Now TVLine is reporting that Katherine Heigl will star in the series as Tully Hart, the ‘cool girl’, who is described by her official character description as “dogged by inner loneliness, even as she goes on to fabulous fame and fortune as a journalist and talk show host.”
No word yet on who will play Kate Mularkey.
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Peter O’Fallon, whose most prolific output as a Director is twenty-four episodes of the TV series Legit, will direct the premiere.
Are you ready? Who will be Kate Mularkey? All these questions and more will be answered when the show airs.
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