Books for Boomers

You may have seen the movie, but have you read the book? Here is a list of some interesting books that have been made into movies.

The Longest Ride, Grand Central Publishing, 2013

By Nicholas Sparks

After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves.

 

A Long Way Down, Riverhead Books, 2005

By Nick Hornby

Meeting on New Year’s Eve on the roof of Topper’s House, a London destination infamous as a last stop for suicidal people, a talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother share stories about their circumstances and decisions.

 

Hundred Foot Journey, Scribner, 2010

By Richard C. Morais

This is the story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai, who ends up opening a restaurant in a quiet French village thus triggering a culinary war with the fancy haute cuisine place opposite.

 

This is Where I Leave You, Dutton, 2009

By Jonathan Tropper

Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife’s infidelity and the end of his marriage.

 

American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, William Morrow, 2013

By Chris Kyle

A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.