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Books to Screen: Page to Small Screen
Books that have had TV shows based on them (or vice versa).
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Title: Band of Brothers
Author: Ambrose, Stephen E.
ISBN: 0743464117
Notes: Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the miniseries "Band of Brothers" was based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's research on the experience of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War.

 
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Title: Sex and the City
Author: Bushnell, Candace
ISBN: 0446673544
Notes: Candace Bushnell's collection of columns from the New York Observer detailing the social scene of 1990's Manhattan is the basis for the wildly popular HBO series "Sex and the City" starring Sarah Jessica Parker, which still airs daily in syndication.

 
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Title: Storm Front
Author: Butcher, Jim
ISBN: 0451457811
Notes: Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is the basis for the Sci Fi Channel's program "The Dresden Files". This urban fantasy revolves around Harry Dresden, a wizard who works with the Chicago police department to solve paranormal mysteries.

 
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Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Author: Christie, Agatha
ISBN: o24634760
Notes: Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, made his debut in this novel. David Suchet portrays the detective in the series "Poirot", which began airing on PBS in 1989.

 
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Title: Neverwhere
Author: Gaiman, Neil
ISBN: 0380789019
Notes: Neverwhere started out as a miniseries written by Neil Gaiman (the author of the seminal Sandman graphic novel series), and was later adapted by him into a novel. It follows the adventures of Richard Mayhew, who upon discovering the mysterious London Below sets out on a quest to save a wounded girl called Door.

 
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author: Grazer, Gigi Levangie
ISBN: 0743265025
Notes: Gigi Levangie Grazer's book is about a Hollywood wife who rediscovers herself after being dumped by her husband via cell phone just before her pre-nup expires. It's being adapted into a six-hour miniseries airing on USA Network at the end of May 2007 starring Debra Messing and Joe Mantegna.

 
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Title: Notes From the Underbelly
Author: Green, Risa
ISBN: 0451214161
Notes: Risa Green's book about a cranky, non-glowing mother-to-be has been adapted into a sitcom on ABC.

 
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Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Harris, Charlaine
ISBN: 9780441008537
Notes: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris is being adapted into a series called "True Blood", which will air on Showtime.

 
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Title: All Creatures Great and Small
Author: Herriot, James
ISBN: 0312965788
Notes: This memoir of life as a country veterinarian in Yorkshire was the basis for "All Creatures Great and Small", a British television series which aired in the States on PBS. Many seasons are available on videocassette.

 
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Title: Blood Price
Author: Huff, Tanya (1993)
ISBN: 0886774713
Notes: Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson series is the basis for the Lifetime series "Blood Ties". Vicki Nelson is an ex-homicide cop turned private detective. Mike Celluci, Vicki's former partner, is still on the force. Henry Fitzroy is an author of bodice rippers and a vampire. Together, the trio find themselves caught up in mysteries with a supernatural slant.